The Balearic tourist industry is braced for the islands to de demoted from the green watch list to amber

The Balearic tourist industry is braced for the islands to de demoted from the green watch list to amber


Despite the UK's double-jab scheme for countries listed as amber on its travel traffic light, the Balearic tourist industry is braced for the islands to de demoted from the green watch list to amber tomorrow when the British government reviews its traffic light.

Covid cases are still spiking in the Balearics with case numbers per 100,000 and the posistivity rate, now at 10 percent, way above the UK's green list requirements.

The Balearic Islands have been among the most popular holiday destinations on the green list where returning Britons do not have to self-isolate.

But cases have tripled in Spain in just two weeks to 368 cases per 100,000 people, with more than 21,000 new cases on July 9.

While Mallorca and Menorca are also said to be experiencing a rise in cases.

A source told the Sun: “It’s all still up for discussion, but the figures aren’t great which is why it was on the watch list in the first place.”

This would mean unvaccinated Britons returning from Ibiza, Mallorca and Minorca will have to isolate for 10 days and take a Covid-19 test on or before day two and on or after day eight.

Under new rules set to come into force on Freedom Day July 19, fully vaccinated travellers from amber list countries will not have to self-isolate but they will still be required to get tested.

The news of the potential downgrade comes just weeks after the holiday destinations were added to the green list, prompting hope families could getaway for the summer holidays.

The Government’s travel lists are expected to be updated tomorrow, although reports have suggested it could come slightly earlier.


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Francois / Hace 7 months

Looking at the ECDC-maps Mallorca is already on code RED since the 8th of july, so no surprice here.


Johnf / Hace 7 months

Good you don't want tourist from UK any way


Lisa / Hace 7 months

Well, the Balearics has gone Amber.

We were awarded to converted ‘Green’ and arrogantly frittered it away.

Non checked students arriving, ‘not my fault’ says the Pres. Out of control street parties, ‘we can’t do anything’ says the police.

Question if the president and police aren’t responsible, who are?!


Stan. / Hace 7 months

How can Palma Airport be awarded Covid Safety ? When Mallorca returns to AMBER RATING. What on Earth is happening!!!!.


Tja / Hace 7 months

I more worried could go Red and then its all over! I have Holiday booked for 27th and I'm planning to still come, I have both jabs and I'm happy to come!.where I live we have 3 times more cases than the whole of the Baleares!!..


Colin Allcars / Hace 7 months

They’re amber now.


James w / Hace 7 months

We have gone from a Plandemic to now a Casedemic. Hospitals are fine and deaths are lower than other major diseases per day. When is this madness going to end. People need to get there lives back. And the case counters need to get a life turn the TV off don't pick up a newspaper and move on. Nothing to see he here but more scare mongering.


david / Hace 7 months

So you can still get and pass on the virus after being double vaccinated so why are the non vaccinated being blamed for the spike in cases?


Dennis / Hace 7 months

Jimmy. 100% in agreement with you there mate. Total lack or respect from so many people in the UK for this disease.


Noam Chomsky / Hace 7 months

Amber? Be prepared for Red. Sick of this merry go round? Fell like nothing makes sense? Seek new information and it will be come clearer.