Travel: Balearic Islands take new measures after mass contamination

Most of the infected young people appear to have traveled on the same ferry from Valencia to Mallorca. Others have probably been in contact with carriers of the virus on the island.

Face the infection of a thousand students with covid during end-of-year school trips to Mallorca, the regional government has decided to tighten entry conditions for large groups in the Balearic Islands, popular tourist destinations Spanish.

In the future, groups of travelers will have to present a negative PCR test or prove that they have been fully vaccinated against the new coronavirus, announced the regional government of these autonomous communities in Palma on Monday.

This will apply for groups of more than 20 people traveling to Mallorca, Ibiza, Menorca or Formentera.

In Madrid alone, 493 infections have been recorded at this stage among young people who went on a school trip to Mallorca in mid-June.

Many other cases have been recorded in the Basque Country, Valencia, Galicia and Catalonia, and the toll is climbing daily.

Most of the infected young people appear to have traveled on the same ferry from Valencia to Mallorca. Others have probably been in contact with carriers of the virus on the island.

All the infected students were infected with the alpha variant of the virus (detected in the UK for the first time).

The number of cases has been steadily declining in Spain, but on certain days the seven-day incidence rate of infections per 100,000 inhabitants rose from 50 on Monday.

The spread of the delta variant in neighboring Portugal is also causing concern for the Spanish authorities.


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