Tourists on the beach on Mallorca

Tourists on the beach on Mallorca.

01-03-2021Archives

The UK's largest tour operator Tui revealed today, its plans to resume holidays to Spain from May 21, Covid rules permitting while holiday prices across Spain have been slashed.

Airline and tour operator Jet2 has slashed holiday prices by £110 per person ahead of the potential lifting of restrictions on foreign holidays on May 17.

The firm is offering reductions on trips to destinations across the Mediterranean and Canary Islands, through the Jet2holidays app if they book on or before March 31.

Bookings have surged for many destinations, including mainland Spain, Canary Islands, Balearic Islands, Portugal, Greece, Cyprus, Turkey, Italy and Portugal, with Jet2 reporting a 1,000 per cent increase since Prime Minister Boris Johnson said a global travel taskforce would put forward a report on how to resume international travel.

Steve Heapy, chief executive of Jet2.com and Jet2holidays, said: "After an uncertain and difficult year for everyone, people want nothing more than to get away and enjoy some much-need time in the sunshine.

"The announcement from the government, which shows a clear ambition to reopen international travel, is the news we have all been waiting for, and it is clear to see from the surge in bookings how ready our customers are to enjoy their well-deserved real package holidays."

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steve / Hace 16 days

we should open everything up and get back to normal asap. peopkle who have been vaccinated can still catch it and pass it on. lets just deal with it. oh! and also where has he flu gone since covid?

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zoe / Hace about 1 month

The 4th vaccine, which only requires one jab already been approved by FDA and hopefully EU will not take their usual torturous process to approve that as well, this will add millions of available vaccine to what is produced by other 3 (plus some more are in the pipelines). If Balearic's government get their acts together and vaccinate people here , not only Brits but other European national will flock to Mallorca, and this is pretty possible by May.

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Mark Murphy / Hace about 1 month

June 17th at the earliest.

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Steve, Son Maties / Hace about 1 month

What's the good news ? The threat of tourists arriving here before we've been vaccinated ? We can't have tourists back here until we're all vaccinated, end of. The cost of another skyrocketing of new cases here, and with the island full of tourists, would be far more than anyone could imagine. If our government fails to consider this we are in big trouble here....

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GrahamJ / Hace about 1 month

I am 64 years young and receive my second COVID jab late May 2021... no way am I travelling to Spain or one of its until the UK Government approves the travel and lifts the relevant return restrictions. A sad case of wealth before health?

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Lisa / Hace about 1 month

Well let’s hope they pop about a million little vaccine doses in their suitcases then.

Possibly the only way the island will be able to welcome tourists safely.

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Tim Bean / Hace about 1 month

Highly unlikely. Spain will have vaccinated 40% of the population by the end of June. Do the maths!!

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Geoff / Hace about 1 month

The UK government haven't once said holidays will be allowed from May. This is the earliest date and not set in stone. Lots of criteria to meet first. Also allowing tourists to arrive from Germany without a PCR test is ludricous. All the restrictions we have all been through in Mallorca will be for nothing.

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John / Hace about 1 month

All... ifs and buts

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Nigel Stack / Hace about 1 month

It is not a will but a maybe surely.

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