German journalist Sascha Winkel

Sascha Winkel (to camera) has led the investigation.


A German news and magazine TV show, Menschen, Momente, Geschichten, which airs on RTL in Germany, has exposed a German doctor in Mallorca who has been issuing negative PCR test certificates without carrying out a test.

An investigation by journalist Sascha Winkel explains that coronavirus testing centres in Mallorca for German visitors returning to Germany are being overwhelmed. Any tourist who tests positive in Mallorca is obliged to stay in a hotel for a quarantine period - the Meliá Palma Bay is being used for this purpose.

Winkel's report points to a German family doctor in Mallorca who has been issuing negative test certificates without actually performing a test. "Therefore, even holidaymakers who are affected by coronavirus can return to Germany by plane."

The price of the certificate is 80 euros. "Anyone can get it without undergoing the PCR test. Even with a certified date of someone's choice."

The doctor, who is not identified and appears with a distorted image in the report, has not commented on the accusations. He was recorded with a hidden camera; an RTL reporter was issued with a certificate by the doctor without being tested. The report also has German tourists who confirm the allegations.


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John Parkinson / Hace 10 months

If true and he is not Spanish resident,easy kick him off island back to Germany and would expect them to withdraw his licence to practise. Is that being too simple. Hope he has kept records of those with certificates then they can be prosecuted in Germany and banned from coming back to the island.


Tom / Hace 10 months

As usual the police and Balearic gov knew nothing about this but rumours gave been around for weeks on the internet


Michael Knight / Hace 10 months

Wow!! And the Gvt are looking into it. How many infections have there got to be before the Gvt actually get a handle on incoming tourism?


Martin / Hace 10 months

Firstly, I am a medical doctor and returned from Palma to Germany yesterday. Prior to my flight, I had the necessary test. I I can speak highly of the organisation and implementation of the test. All aspects were carried out professionally and legally.

If it is found our that a doctor has wilfully falsified any test results, this is a criminal matter and he should be removed from the medical register.


Paul / Hace 10 months

Crazy stuff hopefully he'll be jailed.


STEPHEN HENRY KANE / Hace 10 months

This Doctor MUST be outed and stuck off and sent back to his home country ,why should we all be put at risk for the sake of 80euros its a disgrace and he/she must be brought before the courts and punished