By Cathy Elelman •
Published: 19 May 2020 • 21:24
BARRED ENTRY: Police prevented five Germans arriving at Palma airport from entering Spanish territory
CREDIT: wikipedia.es Wusel 007
POLICE checking arrivals at Palma airport turned back five Germans in just two days for travelling to Mallorca without a good enough reason.
Officers prevented three German nationals coming in on a flight from Cologne on Monday from entering Spanish territory. They were forced to return to Germany later in the day.
The same thing happened on Sunday with two other Germans.
Back in March a British citizen was refused entry at Palma’s Son Sant Joan airport, again for not being able to provide a good enough reason for making the trip.
Under the national government’s most recent travel restriction measures, foreigners arriving in Spain have to have a justified reason for travelling, which must either be due to work or to return to their normal place of residence.
Those travellers who are allowed into the country must comply with the compulsory 14-day self-quarantine order, which came into effect last Friday May 15 and which is due to last until the end of the State of Alarm.
The Mallorca capital’s airport registered 495 passenger arrivals on Monday and 439 departures on the 18 flights which operated throughout the day.
Just 84 travellers flew into Ibiza on the two flights coming in. The same number left the island on the couple of flights going out.
Menorca meanwhile registered 97 passenger arrivals and 68 departures.
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Cathy Elelman is the local writer for the Costa de Almeria edition of the Euro Weekly News.
Based in Mojacar for the last 21 years, Cathy is very much part of the local community and is always well and truly up on all the latest news and events going on in this region of Spain.
Her top goals are to do the best job she can informing the local English-speaking community, visitors to the area and the wider world about about the news in Almeria, to learn something new every day, and to embrace very new challenge this fast-changing world brings her way.
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