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Balearic government calls for more checks on UK air passengers



Balearic government calls for more checks on UK air passengers.

The government of the Balearic Islands has asked the Spanish government to apply checks on the arrival of passengers from the United Kingdom in accordance with criteria agreed for the rest of Europe, such as the measures included in the “Green Pass” and Schedule vaccination checks or negative test checks.

“Throughout the day we have called on the Spanish government to establish checks for the arrival of people from the UK,” said Minister of Economy, Tourism and Labor Iago Negueruela , during a press conference convened Thursday, June 24 in concerning the United Kingdom’s announcement to include the Balearic Islands in the green list of its Covid traffic light.

The Balearic government wanted to send a message “not only to British tourists but also to others” about the need to maintain a responsible attitude when they arrive in the islands. “There are rules of what can and cannot be done in our islands, this is what has enabled us to achieve today”, said the minister, with reference to the good epidemiological situation of the Community.


Mallorcan “macro-epidemic”

The Community of Madrid has recorded 320 Covid infections and has more than 2,000 students, who traveled to Mallorca after their exams, in quarantine. The trip sparked a “macro-epidemic” that has so far reached at least six Autonomous Communities.

The Balearic Health Ministry has so far identified 268 Spanish students who were in close contact with other students who tested positive since returning to the mainland.

On Saturday June 26, the Guardia Civil was tasked with transferring these students to a Covid hotel, which is specifically intended to accommodate tourists who must isolate themselves.

The government says that the transfer authorization for some of the students was given by their tutors. Other authorizations are requested from parents.

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