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This is big news and will be bigger as from Monday 15th when the German tourists will actually start to arrive
About 10,900 German tourists are scheduled to arrive on 47 separate flights over the coming days and will spend at least five days on the islands. Most will stay on Mallorca, the largest of the Balearic islands, but there will be eight flights to Ibiza and one to Menorca.
Under the scheme, the German tourists will not need to be tested for the coronavirus and will also be exempt from the mandatory two-week quarantine period.





However, they will have to fill out a public health form, have their temperature taken on arrival at the airport, and give the authorities their contact details and the address of their accommodation. If they develop any symptoms, a team will be dispatched to where they are staying to carry out a PCR test.
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2...ands-prepare-to-welcome-11000-german-tourists
 

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May be a wise move but who would want to holiday and have to book online to go on the beach. No thanks.
Who?
People who want to have a cheap holiday in the sun with the least possibility of catching Covid, I suppose.


It's not the first beach in Spain that you have book to go on. There's also the Playa de Los Catedrales in Galicia.

https://visitalascatedrales.com/


I think it's great idea to keep things going without destroying the "monument" itself or whilst trying to keep a degree of safety.
 

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I'd like to think that ALL overseas visitors to all countries will have to do a temperature check and leave contact details for a few months at least.

Possibly a 'new style' immigration card could be supplied to speed up arrivals.

So does this mean that all the new posh automatic passport machines will be switched off??
 

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Let's not forget that social distancing & the wearing of masks applies to tourists too.

In the BOE June 10 it says that masks will continue to be required until the end of Dec 2020
 

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Let's not forget that social distancing & the wearing of masks applies to tourists too.

In the BOE June 10 it says that masks will continue to be required until the end of Dec 2020
Im more than happy to comply with that,
In fact me n the wife have been wearing ours here in the UK and I've been wearing mine at work for the last 4 weeks plus.

We have masks, filters, gloves, hand sanitiser (all supplied thanks to my job) to last about 18 months.

Its a bit of a pain and we have been looked at a few times, in shops etc, (and I know they are kind of a placebo) but what will be etc...
 

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Let's not forget that social distancing & the wearing of masks applies to tourists too.

In the BOE June 10 it says that masks will continue to be required until the end of Dec 2020
I only hope this doesn't become the new detritus washed up on holiday beaches namely discarded
masks, plastic gloves and used sanitiser bottles.
 

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https://www.talkquesada.com/resources/image/32805

Apparently The UK thinks it is included as an EU country, but I thought it was just the Schengen area countries.
The English language version of El País specifically includes the UK, the Spanish language version doesn't even mention the UK - both state EU including Schengen.


The English language version gives the 'logic' that the UK still benefits from EU rules until the end of the transition period.


I read elsewhere that Moncloa has been asked for specific clarification.

Since this 'agreement' has come about since the UK actually left, does it in fact apply?
 

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The English language version of El País specifically includes the UK, the Spanish language version doesn't even mention the UK - both state EU including Schengen.


The English language version gives the 'logic' that the UK still benefits from EU rules until the end of the transition period.


I read elsewhere that Moncloa has been asked for specific clarification.

Since this 'agreement' has come about since the UK actually left, does it in fact apply?
As I understand it, it applies only to Schengen countries and all others (including the UK) will have to reach a "reciprocal agreement".

I would put money on there being a reciprocal agreement in place with the UK and Ireland before 21 June.
 

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As I understand it, it applies only to Schengen countries and all others (including the UK) will have to reach a "reciprocal agreement".

I would put money on there being a reciprocal agreement in place with the UK and Ireland before 21 June.
I agree - & that's how I understand it too.


I won't be betting against you, either.
 

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I only hope this doesn't become the new detritus washed up on holiday beaches namely discarded
masks, plastic gloves and used sanitiser bottles.
Oh it will be, of that I have absolutely no doubt and according to many sources it's already becoming a problem.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-52807526

This in Dorset UK:

https://www.dorsetecho.co.uk/news/18469675.ppe-littered-across-weymouth-risk-health/

This across the World:

From Hawaii: https://www.thegardenisland.com/2020/05/08/hawaii-news/new-kind-of-litter/

Just type ppe litter worldwide into your browser :eek: :eek: :eek:
 
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https://www.costa-news.com/costa-blanca-news/spain-gives-green-light-for-british-tourists/

Brits will be allowed into Spain as of the 21st June according to Costa Blanca news Which is good news for me as I took a chance and booked for the 4th August so we can go to our house. It’ll be the first time back there in 8 months by the time we get there.

Regards,

Mark & Taffi

According to the N332 Facebook page, the UK high Commission has just confirmed that Spain will allow UK tourists in from 21st June, because although we have left the EU, The Uk is still 'in' until the end of December.

I could have left my ferry booked for July 4th. So unless the world ends. Permanent move in Aug is a go... :)
 

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Oh it will be, of that I have absolutely no doubt and according to many sources it's already becoming a problem.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-52807526

This in Dorset UK:

https://www.dorsetecho.co.uk/news/18469675.ppe-littered-across-weymouth-risk-health/

This across the World:

From Hawaii: https://www.thegardenisland.com/2020/05/08/hawaii-news/new-kind-of-litter/

Just type ppe litter worldwide into your browser :eek: :eek: :eek:
Hmmm, disinfecting beaches in France, the massive use of bleach in Spain (even in areas with very few cases), all of these things are really major threats to the environment and AFAIK are not particularly effective in containing the virus, or at least I have been unable to find a genuine scientific report that indicates that it is.
 
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