By Ron Howells • 27 June 2021 • 7:49
Balearic Government Asks For More Controls On Air Passengers From The UK. image:
Balearic Government Asks For More Controls On Air Passengers From The UK.
The Balearic Government has asked the Government of Spain to apply controls to the arrival of passengers from the United Kingdom in line with the criteria agreed for the rest of Europe, such as the measures included in the ‘Green Pass’, and checks of the vaccination schedule or verification of negative tests.
“Throughout the day we have asked the Government of Spain to establish controls for the arrival of people from the United Kingdom,” said the Minister Of Economics, Tourism and Labour, Iago Negueruela, in a press conference called on Thursday, June 24, in regards to the announcement of the UK to include the Balearic Islands in the green list of its Covid traffic light.
The Balearic Government wanted to send a message “not only to British tourists but also to the rest” regarding the need to maintain a responsible attitude as they arrive in the Islands. “There are rules of what can and cannot be done in our Islands, it is what has allowed us to reach today,” said the minister, in reference to the good epidemiological situation of the Community.
The Community of Madrid has registered 320 Covid infections and has more than 2,000 students, who travelled to Mallorca after their exams, in quarantine. The trip has caused a ‘macro outbreak’ that has so far reached at least six autonomous communities.
The Balearic health ministry has so far identified 268 Spanish students who were close contacts of other students who have tested positive since returning to the mainland.
On Saturday, June 26, the Guardia Civil were put in charge of the transfer of these students to a Covid hotel, which is specifically for accommodating tourists who have to isolate themselves.
The government says that authorisation for the transfer for some of the students has been given by their tutors. Other authorisations are being sought from parents.
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Ron actually started his working career as an Ophthalmic Technician- things changed when, during a band rehearsal, his amplifier blew up and he couldn’t get it fixed so he took a course at Birmingham University and ended up doing a degree course. He built up a chain of electronics stores and sold them as a franchise over 35 years ago. After five years touring the world Ron decided to move to Spain with his wife and son, a place they had visited over the years, and only bought the villa they live in because it has a guitar-shaped swimming pool!.
Playing the guitar since the age of 7, he can often be seen, (and heard!) at beach bars and clubs along the length of the coast. He has always been interested in the news and constantly thrives to present his articles in an interesting and engaging way.
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