President of the Balearic Islands Francina Armengol revealed the welcome information in an open letter at present. Nonetheless, she didn’t reveal when the brand new guidelines could be applied. She merely stated: “We will likely be seeing you quickly.”
Within the letter she stated that some “unpopular measures” have been launched such because the closure of nightclubs however that these choices needed to be made with a purpose to “remove the dangers and assure well being safety”.
She continued: “With all this in thoughts, I wish to provide encouragement to residents of the UK and to the businesses that are engaged within the tourism business.
“I wish to thanks for the love you present us and I wish to guarantee you that we’ll meet once more quickly.
“We’re working to get the British authorities to determine protected corridors between the UK and our islands; connections for which no quarantine will likely be required, a quarantine that epidemiological knowledge within the Balearics show to be pointless.”
Nonetheless, that is nonetheless a particularly low case fee in contrast with mainland Spain and different elements of the world.
Ms Armengol defined that the Balearics are a “pleasant and protected vacation spot” that vacationers can go to whereas remaining safe.
She continued: “That is demonstrated by the epidemiological knowledge and the set of measures that we’ve put in place to make sure the protection of each one of many vacationers who go to us.
“These embody the creation of protected journey corridors and the availability of hospital services which might be completely for COVID sufferers.”
She defined that the islands have been closed for months to try to curb the pandemic within the first place and that they’re “ready” to verify guests stay protected.
She added: “For this reason I wish to take this chance to convey to the UK authorities that we share the dedication to containing the virus and to clarify that, on this regard, the Balearic Islands, removed from posing a risk, are an ally, the place a tranquility may be loved from realizing that we’ve all the time positioned well being above all different issues.”
She continued: “Originally of the summer time and because the lockdown in Spain was coming to an finish, the Balearic authorities launched a pilot plan that allowed us to open up as a protected vacation spot for tourism exercise.
“In the intervening time, we’ve a managed epidemiological scenario, with a a lot decrease incidence than in Spain as a complete and which has all the time been decrease than within the UK.
“We have been one of many first areas to introduce compulsory use of masks as a way of safety.
“We’ve got restricted nightlife that’s related to excesses and the ensuing focus of individuals, and we’ve applied management measures for travellers arriving from worldwide locations.”
Mainland Spain has had over 330,000 circumstances of coronavirus and greater than 28,000 deaths.
The nation skilled a spike not too long ago within the areas of Catalonia, Aragon and Navarra which led the UK to reimpose its quarantine guidelines for these arriving again into the UK.
Further reporting by Rita Sobot