Playa de Palma, Majorca.

Playa de Palma, Majorca.

14-08-2020P.Lozano

Germany's decision to add the Balearic Islands to its list of coronavirus risk zones "will have immediate economic consequences in the Balearic Islands,” according to María Frontera, President of the Hotel Business Federation of Mallorca or FEHM.

“Hoteliers and agents in the tourist chain have made a huge effort to reactivate activity in the Balearic Islands and this is very bad news for our community," she said. “The Island's Tourism Companies have worked "intensively" to adopt measures and protocols and give workers the necessary training in order to guarantee the safety and security of both employees and visitors.”

She also stressed that "there are hardly any contagions among tourists” but acknowledged that "there has not been the same awareness on the part of some groups at local level."

Frontera says she will wait and see how events unfold and has also called for "exhaustive controls" at all ports and airports in the Balearic Islands.

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Harry / Hace about 1 month

I agree, but this newspaper was also quick to show its left wing bias by blaming the Tory prime minister for the UK’s ban on travelling to Spain, a decision that was promptly secondened by other European nations.

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Gabriel / Hace about 1 month

@Paul but not the tourists are the problem here, the locals are. Last night, a group of at least ten mallorquin speaking youngsters, in Santa Catalina, departing the bar, had a big kissing session, everybody kissed everybody...

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JACK ALLEN / Hace about 1 month

Such a completely useless government. Petty squabbles and blaming everybody else. Businesses have been destroyed by stupid , attention grabbing policies that have achieved absolutely nothing. Now the latest anti smoking ban will mean that people will simply stay at home , have a drink and a smoke on their balcony and many more small bars and restaurants will close for good . BYE BYE MALLORCA

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Paul / Hace about 1 month

Completely Mallorca authorities fault. This newspaper showed shambolic scenes at the airport weeks ago. Swiftly followed by shameful behaviour at Nikki Beach. The authorities did nothing. Unfortunately a heavy price to pay now.

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