Sunday March 28, 2021
German vacationers in quarantine
Mallorca is setting up free Corona hotels
Mallorca has set up hotels especially for holidaymakers who test positive for the corona virus before their return trip. German travelers can spend the necessary quarantine there free of charge, as the “Mallorca-Zeitung” reported. The newspaper relies on information from the regional Ministry of Health.
All that is required is the European Health Insurance Card (EHIC). But if you prefer to stay in your hotel or holiday apartment, you have to pay for it yourself. For many vacationers, the question does not arise anyway, the newspaper quoted Tui spokesman Aage Dünhaupt.
The costs of their accommodation during a quarantine would be covered by additional insurance that is part of the travel package. Other tour operators would also offer similar insurance, the newspaper wrote. From Tuesday, all passengers traveling to Germany from abroad must have themselves tested for the virus before departure.
According to the German regulations, those who are positive are not even allowed into the machine. The federal government removed the Germans’ favorite island from the list of corona risk areas on March 14. This also lifted the Federal Foreign Office’s travel warning. The move was made because the number of new infections there had fallen below 50 per 100,000 inhabitants within seven days. This also eliminates the quarantine and, initially, the obligation to test when returning to Germany.
When bookings rose sharply, the federal government issued an urgent warning against vacation trips to the Mediterranean island. In addition, compulsory testing was ordered. This also applies to travelers who do not come from a risk area, i.e. also to Mallorca returnees, and should initially be retained until May 12th.