By Cathy Elelman • 27 July 2020 • 12:21
ARGUMENT: The Balearics are a safe destination, the CAEB business confederation president insists
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BALEARIC businesses have urged the UK government to exclude the islands from the newly imposed 14-day quarantine requirement on travellers entering the country from Spain.
In a statement issued on Sunday, the president of the CAEB Confederation of Balearic Business Associations Carmen Planas insisted that the British government should reconsider putting the archipelago among the destinations affected by the restrictions.
“The health containment figures on the islands have at all times, and currently continue being, lower in infections that British citizens can experience in the UK”, Planas pointed out.
She called on Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s administration to evaluate “the effort and strict compliance with the health protocols rolled out across all the islands.”
The confederation president also highlighted the fact the Spanish government gave the green light for the Balearics to run “a completely successful” pilot tourism project in June before the national lockdown was lifted, which she argued put the islands in “an indisputable position as a safe destination.”
In Planas’ view, “The observance and compliance with the health protocols on the part of the Balearic tourist chain is the direct cause of the extraordinary pandemic control figures we have registered and continue registering in the Balearics.”
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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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