- Title: Mallorca welcomes Britons with sea and sunshine
- Date: 2nd July 2020
- Summary: PALMA DE MALLORCA, SPAIN (JULY 2, 2020) (REUTERS) VARIOUS OF TOURISTS AT MALLORCA'S AIRPORT VARIOUS OF TOURISTS OUTSIDE MALLORCA'S AIRPORT CALVIA, SPAIN (JULY 2, 2020) (REUTERS) PEOPLE AT PORTALS NOUS BEACH PEOPLE IN THE WATER VARIOUS OF PEOPLE AT THE BEACH PEOPLE IN THE WATER VARIOUS OF PEOPLE AT THE BEACH PEOPLE IN THE WATER PEOPLE AT THE BEACH
- Embargoed: 16th July 2020 18:16
- Keywords: Balearic islands British holidaymakers British tourists in Mallorca Britons COVID-19 Spain coronavirus non schengen area borders tourism
- Location: PALMA DE MALLORCA & CALVIA, SPAIN
- City: PALMA DE MALLORCA & CALVIA, SPAIN
- Country: Spain
- Topics: Health/Medicine
- Reuters ID: LVA001CL4AJBB
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text: Hundreds of Britons arrived in Spain's Balearic Island of Mallorca for a second day on Thursday (July 2), after Spain opened its borders on July 1 to UK holidaymakers without requiring a two-week quarantine on arrival.
Spain normally attracts 80 million tourists a year, with tourism providing more than 12% of the country's GDP.
Opening up the holiday market again before the summer season is over is seen as crucial to the Spanish economy.
Germany was the first country to agree a quarantine-free air corridor with Spain allowing tourists to enjoy sea and sunshine in the Balearic Islands (Mallorca, Menorca, Ibiza and Formentera) from June 15, two weeks before borders opened to Schengen countries.
Holidaymakers in Spain must observe social distancing recommendations and masks are mandatory in public places where the 1.5 metre safety distance cannot be guaranteed.
Hotels and restaurants must also follow hygiene and distancing regulations.
(Production: Enrique Calvo, Silvio Castellanos, Catherine Macdonald, Guillermo Martinez)
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