Germany's blanket travel warning on Mallorca unnecessary, says TUI executive

BETTER IDEA: The no-travel recommendation should be for just certain spots on the island, according to the TUI Group Director of Corporate and External Affairs CREDIT: Govern Illes Baleares Sala de Prensa

BERLIN’S recommendation against non-essential travel to the Balearic Islands should only apply to certain areas of Mallorca, a TUI Group executive told German press.

In comments to the Rheinische Post on the German government’s announcement it has included the whole archipelago in its travel warning on Spain due to a surge in Covid-19 cases, the tour operator’s Director of Corporate and External Affairs Thomas Ellerbeck said the move was regrettable.
In Ellerbeck’s opinion it “would have been better” to have limited the warning to zones like “Palma, Magaluf or other places with more cases.”
Ellerbeck told the newspaper that most tourists are “responsible” and comply with health safety regulations.
As it stands TUI has cancelled all its package holidays to the Balearics up until August 24.

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