Thousands of Germans have flown, or are planning to do so, to Mallorca to enjoy Holy Week despite appeals from the German government to its citizens to avoid travel.
The Spanish airport manager (AENA) has foreseen that between March 26 and next April 5, Mallorca will register a total of 532 flights with Germany as destination or origin.
Eurowings, for example, has flown to Mallorca 44 times from nine German airports this Saturday and Sunday, according to data provided by the company. This figure has meant a number of flights almost four times higher than the one registered the previous weekend, when it carried out 12 operations.
Despite the fact that the airline has not provided exact figures for the passengers who have flown to Mallorca this weekend, a spokesperson has assured the DPA agency that the aircraft “had a good number of reservations.”
For its part, TUI has flown to the island almost 2,000 package tour clients on 15 planes from five German airports.
As reported by a spokesman for the operator to the DPA agency, flight reservations were not 100 percent and have been at the same level as the previous weekend.
It should be noted that flight reservations to Mallorca have increased after the German Government removed the Balearic Islands from the list of coronavirus risk areas on March 14, after the archipelago registered an incidence of less than 50 days in seven days.
Currently, the seven-day incidence in the Balearic Islands is 28.71, according to data from the Ministry of Health, while in Germany it has stood at 129.7 this Sunday, according to information provided by the Robert Koch Institute (RKI) of Berlin.
Faced with this situation, German government authorities have discouraged both national and international travel, considering that mobility is one of the main drivers of the pandemic.
The German Government has established that as of March 30, German passengers will be required to present a negative coronavirus test before boarding and, therefore, before stepping on German soil.