The longing is great.
Many Germans are drawn back to their favorite island of Mallorca, and with the increase in flights there are already more connections to the Balearic Islands at Easter than in midsummer 2020. Even after government spokesman Steffen Seibert put a warning after the travel warning on Sunday and asked for it, not on any of them Many will book a trip that is absolutely necessary.
At the same time, the Mallorcans sincerely hope that the Germans will visit, as their concern is nothing less than the continuation of their economic existence.
They in particular know what is at stake.
The effort of the Spaniards in the pandemic was immense.
In order to drive down the number of corona cases in Mallorca, even walks were forbidden for a long time, and even now strolling on the beach includes the mask on your mouth and nose.
The success of the efforts can be measured: across the Balearic Islands, the seven-day incidence is currently below 20.
Of course, you don't want to gamble away these successes by opening the door to the virus again.
That is why a valid PCR test is mandatory upon entry, that is why the bars and restaurants close at 5 p.m., and even on the beach they close at 9 p.m.
Now it is important that the guests abide by the rules.
The Mallorcans know about the Germans' love for the island and also that it sometimes produces strange flowers, keyword Party am Ballermann.
You have also seen the videos and photos from Berlin parks, where the Germans without a mask went on a cuddle course with the first snowflakes that were left behind.
Such scenes may also have an impact on the current depressing number of cases in Germany, which are viewed with concern on Mallorca.
The mainland Spaniards will also take a closer look at the Balearic Islands, because Germans are allowed to come while they are not allowed to go on Easter vacation or visit relatives outside their autonomous region.
Justice remains a rare commodity in Corona times.
But you have to start with some relaxation.
Queues before the flight to Mallorca - empty Baltic Sea beaches
As soon as Mallorca is no longer one of the risk areas, the German vacationers come back.
In Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania, however, the hotels have to remain closed - the industry is angry.
Source: WELT / Jan-Friedrich Funk