PALMA – Despite the negative travel advice from the German authorities, thousands of Germans choose to fly to Mallorca this Easter holiday. From Friday to Sunday, international air traffic has tripled and the number of German air passengers in particular increased enormously.
Spaniards are not allowed or difficult to travel to the Balearic Islands this Semana Santa and they are of course not happy about that, but foreigners can come to Spain undisturbed because the international borders are open for EU citizens.
And that was known last weekend in Mallorca where 24,584 passengers were registered, while that was 7,913 passengers the weekend before. There were 219 international flights of which 53 on Fridays, 76 on Saturdays and 90 on Sundays.
The vast majority of these passengers come from Germany, but there were also Danes, Swedes, Austrians and Swiss who flew to Mallorca last weekend.
The corona check is carried out by Sanidad Exterior and every traveler from 6 years old must have a negative PCR test result up to 72 hours old before arrival and a completed SpTH form to scan the QR code.
There have been 342 travelers over the weekend who did not carry a PCR test result and received an on-the-spot check and were fined.
All German holidaymakers (aged 16 and over) or second home owners must present a negative PCR test result before the return trip to Germany, otherwise they are not allowed to board the aircraft.
The 209 international flights that took place over the weekend is just a small part of the more than 2,000 flights scheduled since last Friday and through Easter Monday. 1,300 of these flights are international and the rest national.