From now on: Spain, holidaymakers need to be in the UK in quarantine

The announcement reached many British tourists in the evening in the beach bar. When you return from Mallorca and other Spanish vacation spots to at home, so th

From now on: Spain, holidaymakers need to be in the UK in quarantine

The announcement reached many British tourists in the evening in the beach bar. When you return from Mallorca and other Spanish vacation spots to at home, so the decision of the government in London, now two weeks in quarantine. Reportedly, several British government were surprised by members of the Spain holiday a short-term measure.

Hans-Christian Rößler

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

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Among British holidaymakers popular seaside resorts, such as Magaluf in Majorca had already been compensated for previously Ghost towns. Slowly at first, the British again began to return to Spain, which they had held in spite of the Brexit Loyalty. Not only in the Balearic Islands, it is reacted with horror to the news. The British in the summer, it could mean the death knell for the current season, and the pandemic caused the economy to exacerbate the crisis a dangerous one. In the past year, 18 million Britons were the largest group among the travelers. The tour operator TUI continued on Sunday its flights from UK airports on the Spanish mainland to the 9. August.

You've responded with the short-term decision on a "large increase in Covid-19-cases," on the Spanish mainland, said the British foreign Secretary, Dominic Raab on Sunday, the news channel Sky News. The Spanish foreign Minister, Arancha González Laya stressed the fact that Spain is still a safe country to Travel in. The most recent coronavirus outbreaks in Barcelona, Lleida and Zaragoza are under control. It was with the British government to find an exception for the Balearic Islands and the Canary Islands. The Balearic regional government at the weekend, a "safe corridor" for British holidaymakers into the conversation; in Mallorca, the infection numbers are even lower than in Germany.

Also, other countries have responded to the increase of cases in Spain; on Friday, more than 900 infections were reported within 24 hours. Norway ordered for Spain, returning to a ten-day quarantine. Belgium to ban its citizens to travel in several Spanish regions with particularly high infection numbers. The French Prime Minister, Jean Castex recommended to avoid the neighboring Catalonia. The Catalan regional government ordered on the weekend, close to Bars, Restaurants, game halls and casinos around midnight. Also, for the Region of Madrid are expected in this week's new restrictions.

Updated Date: 26 July 2020, 16:19

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