There Is No News Of British Tourists
2021-05-25 | by CusiGO
There is little news of British tourists. It’s the first day of the Spanish government’s new order, which allows travelers from the UK unrestricted access to the country and does not receive diagnostic tests for coronavirus. There has been no significant increase in the number of visitors to major destinations, at least for now, because of the brake caused by mandatory return checks. ” When we come back, we’ll be in quarantine for 10 days. “I have received the first dose of the vaccine and the second dose will be given on July 1,” Gabin complained when he arrived in Mallorca from Manchester on Monday.
In the Balearic Islands, the lifting of restrictions on the mobility of British travelers has not had a particular impact. At St. Joan De Palma airport, flights from Manchester, Newcastle and London were only scheduled to arrive three times, and almost half of the passengers had landed. Similar to the situation at the main airports in the Canary Islands (South Tenerife and greater Canary), where rooms are empty, both airports have only one flight scheduled, both departing from the UK in the morning. In fact, major hoteliers ruled out observing changes in customer reception at least until July.
Passengers from the UK only need to fill out a form stating their accommodation and contact information. ” We live in Mallorca. We have been quarantining in the UK, and now we don’t ask for anything when we come back, but at the airport, you will meet passengers from other places, and they really need to submit PCR tests, “Claire said. Another passenger came with her two children, and they did take their temperature. Although the airport seems a little busy, the impact of these passengers is almost obvious compared with the years before the flu pandemic. In fact, most of the business is domestic flights or departures from German cities.
At the same time, the British government maintains the environment, and the information of the executive is still limited. On Monday, it was the turn of Anne Marie Trevelyan, the UK business secretary, who bluntly said: “our advice is still not to do this unless it is necessary,” Trevelyan told Sky News, Amber countries (including Spain, France or Italy) do not meet the green standards set by our scientists. ”
The amber classification means travelers will be required to be quarantined for 10 days on return. In addition, they have to pay within 72 hours before returning. Before you get on the plane, you have to hire two more tests online, which have already been done in the UK.
These restrictions complicate the recovery in the Spanish sector, which explains the government’s campaign in recent weeks to reverse the situation. Spain’s tourism industry has been greatly affected because the UK market has the largest number of tourists (18 million tourists in 2019, accounting for 21.6% of the total). As a result, Fernando vald é s, Spain’s State Secretary for tourism, also made it clear in a statement to Sky News that Spain hopes to leave amber in June due to the progress of vaccination and the low incidence of the virus. Valdes also stressed that the infection rate of destinations such as Balearic Islands, Costa Blanca or Malaga is similar to that of the United Kingdom.
The green light for British travelers did not lead to further opening of hotel facilities. In calvia, most tourists come from the country, and only 35% of the floors of the hotel are open. Both the chamber of Commerce and the island government have asked London to separate the situation of the two islands on the peninsula and assess them as an independent resort. In the Parma beach area, which is dominated by German tourism, the number of tourists has indeed increased and is expected to reach 75% of the open area of the hotel in the next few weeks.
In the case of the Canary Islands, this option is less feasible because they are more dependent on the UK (37% of visits to the region in 2019). Germany is also important, but still far behind (it provides more than 19% of visitors). That’s why communities are worried, because their future is in the hands of the Boris Johnson Administration’s decision to turn on the tap.
In Costa del Sol, the trickle of tourists is gradually emerging in the streets, beaches and hotel industry, although this situation is far from before. True, half of the hotels are already open, but many others are delaying reopening. For example, the Alai hotel in benamadna was originally planned to open in early June, but now it has been changed to the next two weeks. ” Until the British government removes the mandatory quarantine, the British will prefer Portugal or any other destination to the Sun Coast, “said Alvaro Reyes, the agency’s marketing director.
There are no such tourists at Malaga airport. On Monday, there were only 10 flights from the UK, most of them from London, with more business passengers than tourists. AENA’s forecast is that these figures will remain unchanged, that is, the Malaga airport area will continue to exist in the next few days, with only a few people leaving or arriving in the British Isles as a place of departure or destination. It’s not suitable for this department.