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Old Jun 2nd 2020, 9:55 am
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Spain's Mallorca eyes German travelers by late June to restart tourism

Germans Are Booking Mallorca Vacations Before Spain Even Opens


Apparently there are a few dissenters on UK travel forums, claiming allowing Germans to be a "racist" policy, but in reality, its about the infestation of covid-19. I'm sure Brits would be welcome if the virus were under control in the UK.
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Old Jun 2nd 2020, 10:27 am
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Originally Posted by amideislas View Post
…. allowing Germans to be a "racist" policy, ....
I don't think that is true. As far as I am aware, there is nothing to stop Brits (or indeed any nationality) booking. I regularly receive spam inviting me to book holidays. I see posts on a.n.other web sites from Brits who are taking advantage of discounted prices, in the expectation that restrictions will be lifted before their holiday date.
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Old Jun 2nd 2020, 11:50 am
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I don't think that is true. As far as I am aware, there is nothing to stop Brits (or indeed any nationality) booking. I regularly receive spam inviting me to book holidays. I see posts on a.n.other web sites from Brits who are taking advantage of discounted prices, in the expectation that restrictions will be lifted before their holiday date.
Its also from the 15 May and things have moved on a little since then for Spain. I think big issues for UK is firstly they still have higher infection rates and they have in place the 14 day quarantine which I believe from what I read this morning is being looked at but will not change until 20 July at earliest? Obviously this whole thing is fluid as UK airlines desperately need to start flying and tourism.
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It's not just you I feel the same. However personally I don't think this is simply natural progression. Recent events over last 5+ years and campaigning by groups and factions within our political system have stoked that along with other extreme elements of society BNP, EDL etc. It isn't pleasant in some areas of the UK sadly.
You forgot to include the Daily Malice!
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Old Jun 2nd 2020, 1:02 pm
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You forgot to include the Daily Malice!
True along with social media
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Old Jun 4th 2020, 8:11 pm
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Let's stick to the facts. British Holidaymakers are welcome in Spain and always were. The Tourism minister in Spain merely stated the UK must first get it's fight against Covid-19 act together. The scenes at the Bournemouth beaches last weekend were not inspiring. The goings-on of the UK government's advisors were not inspiring either, in fact, they were a dreadful embarrassment to many Brits in Spain.
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Gibraltar residents, including EU residents, are now able to cross the frontier.

https://www.gbc.gi/news/breaking-gib...ister-confirms
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Old Jun 10th 2020, 6:31 pm
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I couldn't read the article the whole article, because I don't have a subscription. Did they mean people who live in the UK or flights from the UK? I did see one person mention the possibility of flying through Ireland. It does seem to me it would make more sense to check the arriving visitors' passports, as opposed to their plane tickets.

We are in the US and are planning on going to Spain this summer. We may fly through London, which is why I'm curious.

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Old Jun 10th 2020, 6:57 pm
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You may want to check nearer to your flight date. I expect restrictions may be lifted soon.
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Old Jun 14th 2020, 8:34 am
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Let's stick to the facts. British Holidaymakers are welcome in Spain and always were. The Tourism minister in Spain merely stated the UK must first get it's fight against Covid-19 act together. The scenes at the Bournemouth beaches last weekend were not inspiring. The goings-on of the UK government's advisors were not inspiring either, in fact, they were a dreadful embarrassment to many Brits in Spain.
Absolutely correct.

I was only pointing out that some Brits, on receiving the news that Germans would be allowed first, resorted to theories of "racism" (a laughably misrepresentative term anyway, since they're actually all of the same race). But if you look on some British travel sites, some are expressing anger that they've booked hotels, but still can't get flights.

Nonetheless, it's good to see that things are slowly returning to a resemblance of normality. Phase 3 here, everything is open again (with some restrictions), no apparent restriction of movement. And the tourists are starting to show up again.
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