Spain holidays: Majorca and Ibiza slam ‘nonsense’ 14-day quarantine rule

The European Union will today announce the security protocol that must be applied equally in all airports and ports in the Eurozone.

However, the Ibiza President claimed: “There is a lack of coordination and lack of foresight on the part of the Government.”

Marí told Diario de Ibiza: “It is very unfortunate and it was not necessary, it is totally out of place due to the uncertainty and lack of control that is transmitted to the tour operators.

“Nobody questions health is the priority, but I have to take into account the effects they have on tourist communities, such as the Balearic Islands and the Canary Islands, where there is also greater control of the pandemic. It is an absurd announcement.”

The president insists that, pending what the EU announces today, it is “cheaper and faster” to test travellers before forcing them to isolate for 14 days upon arrival on the islands.

Tourism councillor for the Balearics, Iago Negueruela said she understood the quarantine rule would be lifted at the same time as the State of Emergency but hoped it would be as soon as possible to that tourism could restart in June.