Published on : Wednesday, May 6, 2020
The hotels and luxury service apartments in Magaluf and Palma Nova will not open on May 11 despite being allowed to do so by the Government of Spain because of the lack of British tourists. The islands are calling for flights to resume, deeming the opening of resorts “impossible” without them.
The government of Spain has given no indication as to when airports and sea ports will reopen but has indicated local travel will be allowed first. After that, they will allow the national and then international travel.
There is no timescale yet for the return of British tourists but this market is widely tipped to be last on the list and possibly not under the end of 2020.
The Balearic Islands president Francina Armengol said in a video conference that they need to open the Balearic airports as quickly as possible but as long as it is safe.
She called on Spain’s central executive to try to “speed up meetings and agreements” of the European Union so that they allow airports to be reopened safely “to international flights.”
Magaluf and Palma Nova are also favourites of British holidaymakers who, before the coronavirus crisis, were once again expected to pack the resorts despite the new plans for curbs on the sale of alcohol, pub crawls and a limit on the number of drinks in all-inclusive hotels.