“Willkommen auf Mallorca!” Germans to test out virus tourism
MADRID (AP) — Spain’s Balearic Islands will allow thousands of German tourists to fly in from beginning June 15 for a two-week trial testing out how new tourism rules work in the coronavirus era. The trial letting in 10,9000 Germans comes before the archipelago and the rest of the Spain re-open to international tourism on July 1. The Spanish government is under heavy pressure to re-activate a key industry that generates 12% of Spain’s GDP and provides 2.6 million much-needed jobs. The arriving German tourists will face temperature checks but will be exempt from quarantining for 14 days, which other tourists in Spain must do now.