Official wants German tourists banned from Balearic Islands

A senior government official in the Balearic Islands has called for visitors to be banned during the Easter holidays over fears of an increase in Covid infections.

Alejandra Ferrer from the government agency on the island of Formentera has written to the Spanish government calling for a ban on international flights.

German tourists visited Mallorca, the largest of the Balearic Islands, last week after receiving approval from national authorities. British vacationers are not allowed to travel overseas until May 17th at the earliest.

During the Easter break, concerns about increased travel have increased after airlines added hundreds of flights to Mallorca, where infections are relatively minor.

Local media reported on Ferrer: “People are tired and need politicians to make their decisions consistently. It doesn’t make sense that international visitors can go on vacation as usual during the holidays when there are so many restrictions in the Spanish communities . ” ”

Formentera is the least known of the Balearic Islands, which also includes Menorca and Ibiza.

In the meantime, the island’s tourism authority has launched a new slow food card highlighting traditional cuisine, local products and different flavors before lifting all international travel restrictions on the area.

The smallest of the Balearic Islands, Formentera has long been known for its slow and relaxed way of life.

To help visitors enjoy the best of Formentera after the lockdown, the island’s tourism authority has launched the Slow Food card, which highlights traditional cuisine, local products and different flavors.

It shows where visitors can buy organic products, taste local flavors and learn more about slow food in Formentera.

From fruit and vegetable markets to vineyards to olive oil producers made from locally grown olives, the menu shows the island’s great gastronomic heritage.

For more information, visit www.formentera.es

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