Infected people can also isolate themselves at home, in holiday apartments or in hotels; if in doubt, this has to be paid for themselves – if the costs are not covered by the tour operator.
40,000 German vacationers at Easter on Mallorca
On Tuesday, 25 flights to Germany were on the program at Palma airport. In front of the airport test center, which is quite inconspicuous in the departure area and has been in operation since last week, there was still only a small queue in the morning. A maximum of ten returnees were waiting there at the same time. Since the website of the provider Eurofins Megalab had collapsed in view of the large crowd in the days before, chaos was feared on the first day at the airport. The »Mallorca Zeitung« had initially reported on booked out dates and a bulky booking system.
A man from Frankfurt was still not satisfied even after a quick test. »I actually turn off my smartphone on vacation to relax. That was not possible this time. Neither the tour operator nor the airline let me know. I spent two days looking for where to get tested. ”
The big rush to the test centers in Mallorca before the return trip to Germany will not take place until or after Easter. Despite warnings from the federal government, thousands of holidaymakers flew to Mallorca in the past few days. According to industry estimates, there will be around 40,000 visitors from Germany by Easter Monday. At the weekend alone, 129 planes from Germany landed in Palma. According to the Spanish airport operator Aena, 27 more flights from German cities were expected on Tuesday.
The Balearic Islands recently had just under 37 new infections per 100,000 inhabitants within seven days. This value is 135 in Germany. Unlike in Germany, the restaurants on Mallorca are allowed to receive customers outside until 5 p.m.
The two Germans in the »Corona Hotel« Melía Palma Bay will definitely not be among the guests.
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