editor in the area of "money & More" the Frankfurt General Sunday newspaper.F. A. Z.
no, there is one exception: holidaymakers with the destination the Canary Islands are not affected. The number of new Corona keeps infections in the borders. For the rest of Spain, including in the case of the German so-popular holiday island of Mallorca, is, by contrast, the travel warning by the Federal government.
you are not Allowed to travel even to Spain?
Yes, but at your own risk. Tourists who are on their own on the road, can make more on the way. Holidaymakers who have booked a package holiday, you no longer have to assume that your journey takes place now. The travel group TUI, for example, on Saturday, all package holidays to Spain, up to and including 24. August cancelled – with the exception of trips to the Canary Islands.
Get back holidaymakers your money?
It depends. Anyone who has booked a package trip, may recover from the organiser the price in full if the trip was canceled. "You have to accept there is neither a transfer nor a gift voucher," says Annabel Oelmann of the consumer advice centre Bremen. In the case of individual tourists, this is different: you should take a look at exactly what is stated in the booking conditions of your hotel or your apartment. Unlike in the case of packages you need to adjust, part of the expenditure is not get back. In any case, the Hotel contact!
What about Spain-trips, which take place only in a few weeks?
as unpleasant As that is: All the experts advise here is patience. The history of the Corona-pandemic shows how fast the situation can change. Who cancelled, for example, now its for October-planned trip, must reckon with cancellation fees. The cancellation insurance comes also, travel warnings are not usually insured. It is better to talk with the organizer.
What visitors will know, currently in Spain?
Also here: tourists without a tour operator on the go, have to check for yourself what you want to change your plans if necessary. Package travellers will be able to select whether you want to leave or stay. One way or the other you can take but no return flight of your choice, but should accept the return flight, the tour operator arranged for you. TUI is asking all customers within the next seven days to travel back.
What are some of the holiday makers on their return to Germany required?
Who is returning from a risk area must be placed on Corona to test. This can be done at the earliest 48 hours prior to departure in the country, however, at their own expense. The result must be in German or English. Upon arrival in Germany, the returnees free of charge at the airport test. Until you know the result, you need to go home in quarantine.Updated Date: 15 August 2020, 13:19