The government is emphasising the low infection rate in the Balearics.

26-07-2020Josep Bagur Gomila

The Balearic health minister, Patricia Gómez, says that she will be speaking to the British ambassador on Monday and will stress that quarantine for travellers returning to the UK from the Balearics is not necessary.

Gómez stated on Sunday that the fact that travel to the Balearics from the UK is "not prohibited is good news". However, any developments that put travel at risk "imply cancellations, which is bad news" for the region.

The minister drew attention to the epidemiological data, noting that the 37.9 per 100,000 inhabitants in Spain over the past fourteen days is the result of the situation in Aragon, Catalonia and Navarre. The rest of Spain, she said, has "a good epidemiological situation".

Gómez added that the Balearic government is still wanting the national ministry of health to permit the same health controls of passengers from regions of Spain with high rates of coronavirus as those for all passengers from foreign countries.

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Gareth williams / Hace 16 days

You reap what you sow,you shut the magaluff strip due to health and safety concerns ,uk has done the same

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Colin Allcars / Hace 16 days

If the maskless people wandering around Cala En Bosc, Menorca are anything to go by then the U.K. decision to include the Balearic Islands is fully justified.

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Ritchie gatt / Hace 16 days

I think part of the reason uk gov has included the Balearics and canaries is that the system you use to enter data when you go back to the uk only has”Spain” as an option when you answer Where have you come from? It is not clever enough to allow entries for Mallorca etc

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