The German airlines have detected a high demand for flights scheduled for Mallorca after Friday German authorities shall authorize flights to the islands Balearic . Thus, the flights of Eurowings , Lufthansa’s low-cost brand, are “complete in no time”, as reported by the airline itself and reported by German public television ARD.
For this reason, the previous “meager” offer has been extended with 300 additional flights on the occasion of the Easter holidays.. Bookings have grown “across the country”, mainly for flights from Cologne, Bonn, Hamburg and Stuttgart airports. In order to visit Mallorca, it will be necessary to present a negative and recent PCR test for the coronavirus.
The German Government has planned that its citizens can travel to Valencia, Extremadura, La Rioja, Castilla-La Mancha and Murcia in addition to the Balearic Islands. These six Spanish autonomous communities have left the list of “high risk areas” for coronavirus this week.
“In these regions, the mandatory test no longer applies until 48 hours after landing, the mandatory registration or the 10-day quarantine with the possibility of a test on the fifth day,” said the German embassy in Madrid.
The vast majority of countries are currently classified as ” high risk areas for infection “. Flying from these countries to Germany implies a ten-day quarantine, which can be shortened by presenting a negative PCR carried out from the fifth day. Germany is the second source market for tourists to Spain, behind only the United Kingdom.
The four autonomous communities that receive the most German travelers are the Balearic Islands, the Canary Islands, Andalusia and Catalonia.
The Austrian Government maintains its doubts that it is possible to withdraw the travel restrictions applied to Spain for Easter, as Germany has done. He insists that hope is in the summer and in a European immunization passport. “I am reluctant to make any forecast for Easter, I put all my hopes in the summer,” said Austrian Foreign Minister Alexander Schallenberg, when asked by EFE about Germany’s decision to remove, as of Sunday, six Spanish regions from your list of risk areas.
On the other hand, Baleària has scheduled a new fast ferry (‘fast ferry’) that will reinforce maritime connections in summer with a daily route Alcúdia-Ciutadella-Barcelona, starting on June 1. The departures from the port of Alcúdia will be at 8:00 a.m. and the return from the Catalan capital will be at 5:00 p.m., the shipping company has detailed in a statement.
The general manager, Georges Bassoul, has highlighted the company’s commitment to improving connectivity with the Balearic Islands and has pointed out that “the shipping company recovers a usual high-speed service in summer, which last year the context did not allow it to be carried out,” on the health crisis of covid-19. The ‘fast ferry’ has a capacity for 800 people in different seating areas and 200 vehicles. With the launch of the high-speed vessel,