9 Oct, 2020 @ 13:30
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TUI resumes flights to Spain’s Mallorca from October 15 as COVID-19 cases continue to decline


TUI has confirmed that it will resume its schedule of flights to Mallorca from October 15.

The German tour operator had previously cancelled all of its flights and holidays to Spain in mid August.

This was due to travel restrictions imposed by the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office which advised against all but essential travel, as well as a significant rise in coronavirus infections.

German citizens, who account for the largest market of the operator, were also also advised against travel to Spain by their government.

However, TUI overturned this decision yesterday for flights and holidays to Mallorca and the Canary Islands since their number of COVID-19 cases has continued to decline in recent weeks.

Those wanting to travel to the Balearic isle will be given the possibility to stay in three resorts located in Playa de Palma, Alcudia and Cala d’Or.

Holidaymakers will also be allocated seats on either Eurowings or Lufthansa flights as TUIFly planes will remain grounded until the end of the year.

The Balearic Ministry of Tourism, who has been working with TUI to resume flights to the region, commended the tour operator’s decision.

They confirmed that priority will be given to customers who already have reservations booked between October 15 and 31.

It comes as four municipalities in the Balearic Islands have not registered any coronavirus cases since the start of the pandemic.

These are all in Mallorca and include Petra, Escorca, Estellencs and Fornalutx.

In more good news, Santa Eugenia, Lloret and Es Migjorn do not have any active cases at present, with the municipalities registering four, two and one case respectively since March.

On the other hand, Palma and Ibiza remain the municipalities with the highest number of active cases, with 1,115 and 201 respectively. 

Between them they represent 54.3% of the total number of active cases in the Balearic Islands.

Isha Sesay

Self-professed wordsmith living the dream in the glorious Balearic Islands. Working as a magazine Editor and Reporter for the Olive Press, I am fortunate to call Ibiza and my home.

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