Ibiza slams Spain’s new 14-day quarantine order for international travellers as “a slap in the face”
Ibiza, a huge favourite with British holidaymakers, has slammed the Spanish Government’s new 14-day coronavirus quarantine rule for international travellers as “a slap in the face.”
Opposition is growing in holiday hotspots
around Spain to the order which comes into effect on Friday and will last until
at least the end of June when the State of Emergency may or may not be lifted
depending on the evolution of the pandemic.
Mallorca has already called for the quarantine
rule to be rescinded as soon as possible so international tourism can get back
to some sort of normality and to prevent thousands of businesses going bust.
Now, Ibiza has joined the protests, saying:
“The quarantine for foreign flights is a slap in the face!”
Island newspaper, Diario de ibiza says Ibiza’s
predsident, Vicent Mari has described the new quarantine rule as
“nonsense” and causing “unnecessary damage to the islands.”
The new 14-day quarantine order means that any
foreigners who do manage to arrive in Spain can only got out to get food, go to
the pharmacy, receive medical assistance or due to force majeure (exceptional
The Spanish government hasn’t indicated how
long the order will be in force but it is initially for two weeks and will then
be extended to run in tandem with the State of Emergency.
Vicent Marí told the Spanish press that
“it does not make sense to now launch this negative message”,
especially when there are no international flights in the Balearic Islands.