Travel warning for Spain: This is very bad news

Worse, it is barely. According to the German travel warning for Spain, the summer season in the country before the end, before it has even started. The hardest

Travel warning for Spain: This is very bad news

Worse, it is barely. According to the German travel warning for Spain, the summer season in the country before the end, before it has even started. The hardest hits of Mallorca and the neighbouring Islands, which has declared the German Robert Koch Institute, is also a risk area. There is the worry that an Exodus of tourists, without the can survive the economy of the island group is growing. "This is very bad news," said the President of the Majorcan hotel Federation (Fehm), María Frontera, in a first reaction. The British quarantine for Spain-returnees, since the end of July, got the Islands to feel painful. It rained cancellations. But the British, on the Balearic Islands are the second largest group among the travelers. Most of them come from Germany. In the past year, 4.5 million Germans were among the total of 16.4 million visitors.

Hans-Christian Rößler

Political correspondent for the Iberian Peninsula and the Maghreb, with its headquarters in Madrid.

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"The arrivals of Germans will be equal to zero," says María Frontera. The German travel company, TUI, and said all the scheduled package holidays to Spain, anyone Who wants to, may be sooner than planned to fly home – or to the Canary Islands to rebook. The group of Islands in the Atlantic ocean, is the only one of the 17 Autonomous regions of Spain, which has not previously been declared to be a risk area. On Mallorca, Ibiza and Menorca were opened, only just over half of the Hotels. A good third of the beds were occupied. According to the local press to consider reports of numerous houses to close after a few weeks again, in order to keep the losses within limits.

Important that the hospitals had not reached the limits of their capacity, and many of the Infected showed no symptoms, says Iván Murray, who has worked as a geography Professor at the University of the Balearic Islands with the tourism. "It is a very hard blow that is exacerbating the crisis still further. What company bankruptcies and the loss of jobs,“ said Murray. In the Balearic Islands, three out of four jobs by the vacationers are subject to.

The German travel warning hits Spain hard. The country the worst economy threatens due to Corona crisis since the civil war. Twelve percent of the economic output and hundreds of thousands of jobs depend on the tourists: Almost 84 million foreigners travelled to 2019 to Spain. Almost as many as Germany has inhabitants. The world was Spain after France, so far the most common country of Travel. For the Germans it is the most favorite country, Italy. In the past year, more than eleven million Germans were to the British, the second largest group among the travelers. At the time, the 18 million British holidaymakers spent alone, 18 billion euros.

Updated Date: 15 August 2020, 07:19

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