Tourists in Palmanova.

Tourists in Palmanova.


Balearic Minister for Tourism Iago Negueruela said this morning that it will be the European Union which will decide when British tourists can start returning to their favourite holiday spots in the Balearics.

"British tourism is vital, especially for Minorca and Ibiza," he said. "For the UK market to return, firstly the necessary health guidelines have to be met, and then it will be up to Brussels."

The first group of German holidaymakers will arrive on the island on Monday but British tour firms appear to have shelved their plans for a return of British tourism until the middle of next month.

It is reported that hotels in Palmanova and Magalluf will open their doors for business on July 15 and British travel giant, Jet2, has also said that it will start operations on this date.


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Rob / Hace about 1 year

UK government advice is still not to travel abroad unless essential. It is highly unlikely that advice will change in the near future.


David Holland / Hace about 1 year

As a annual visitor to majorca I fear waiting for Brussels to produce a solution,the holiday season will then be over. The brits will stay at home or holiday elsewhere causing majorca economic damage this and in future years.


James Noel / Hace about 1 year

Yes it will be the British who will decide when to come not some faceless Brussels civil servant


Dave / Hace about 1 year

AND I will have the FINAL say where my Euros go


MrB / Hace about 1 year

One minute you hate tourists, the next you can't get enough of them. Make your mind up!


Mike / Hace about 1 year

Brussels has no say over us we will return when ready brussells can’t dictate as to who can visit Spain tin pot dictators ,


Mark Badoer / Hace about 1 year

Bill, if you read elsewhere on tDB website, you see it is Spain who decides. Not the brits, nor the EU. And that is how it should be. And so far, it is NO. Because of the crappy handling of this crisis in the UK. So good thing they ban the brits for now.


Bill / Hace about 1 year

I think that you will find that it is the British people who will decide when the time is right to return to the Balearics. It will be a long time after any Eurocrat decides it is safe to do so purely for economic reasons. Personal safety comes first.