Tourists on the beach in Minorca

Tourists on the beach in Minorca.

27-07-2020Gemma Andreu

Today we launch a campaign calling on the British government to scrap the 14 day quarantine period for Balearic holidaymakers.

The regional authorities here have underlined the fact that we have a lower level of the coronavirus than the UK and the necessary health and safety measures are in place across the islands.

We appeal to the British government not only to scrap the 14 day quarantine period but also to change its travel advice. We consider ourselves a safe destination.

Vote in our survey to show your support.

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David Williams / Hace 14 days

I believe the UK government should consider an air corridor for the Balearic Islands. Again based on the rate of infection, there is no risk in return travel to the UK. The decision to bang non-essential travel to the Islands was without doubt a political decision. The sensible approach is to allow an air corridor and review the situation as and when based on science. COVID-19 will be around for sometime, but travel has to continue, otherwise we will see an economic meltdown across the tourist industry.

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Bill / Hace 14 days

How can you, hand on heart, say that scrapping quarantine at this time is the right thing to do. Local bars and clubs are ignoring the law and any little bit of confidence that had started to return has been completely eroded.This shows why Mallorca should be deemed unsafe at this time. These incidents are going to make it even longer before things start getting back to near normal. it is going to be many years (if ever) to get back to 2019 levels.

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Stephen / Hace 14 days

It’s a sensible precaution by the UK Government to avoid further deaths all round. The tourism sector in Majorca was trashed completely by the Balearic Government banning private villa and apartment rentals. The visitors that use this type of accommodation are generally more savvy and flexible in their travel arrangements to respond the various government decrees. These independent visitors spend money on car hire, eat in local restaurants and shop in local supermarkets. So don’t blame the UK government look to blame the Balearic Government who have completely trashed its own tourist industry a complete own goal.

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STAN / Hace 15 days

NOT ONLY SHOULD THE QUARANTINE PERIOD BE SCRAPPED. THE BRITISH GOVERNMENT SHOULD BE SCRAPPED.!!! CALL FOR A GENERAL ELECTION, AND REMOVE THOSE INCOMPETENT IDIOTIC FOOLS FROM OFFICE. THE BRITISH PUBLIC HAVE THE POWER TO SCRAP THE PRESENT MP's. START PETITIONS AND A CAMPAIGN NOW TO HAVE THEM SACKED.!!!.

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