The President of the Balearic Islands, Francina Armengol has asked the Central Government for “a specificity” in order to impose a curfew when the State of Alarm ends on May 9. “I hope we don’t have to use the curfew or any other restrictions, “she said.” We want the health situation to get better and to have fewer restrictions in the Autonomous Community, but that depends on the evolution of the health pandemic and if we need to adopt restrictions we need to have the legal instruments available,
SPANISH covid cases vary a great deal from one region to another. Madrid continues to post some of the highest levels in Europe, not to mention Spain, while the Balearics and the Canary Islands have some of the lowest. However, if central government is going to allow Spain to be lumped together as one country, the latest reports emerging from the UK is that, at best, Spain could be given amber clearance on its travel traffic light, which would be harsh and unfair for the Balearics. So, if there are any hopes
Majorca tourism160 jobs at threat across the Balearics and Spain 160 holiday jobs at threat across the Balearics and Spain The leading tourist group in Germany, TUI, has closed negotiations with the unions to sign an Employment Regulation File (ERE) that will affect 13% of its workforce in the Balearics and other Spanish holiday destinations in which it has operational headquarters and it will affect a total of 160 workers.
The Balearics will receive 17.5 million euros of European funds for environmental projects.This money is part of a total of 581 million euros under Spain’s recovery, transformation and resilience plan.The funds will go towards waste management, water purification and adaptation of power lines to prevent harm to birds.
HOW many legal experts does it take to determine whether or not regional governments have the power to order perimeter closures and curfews after the state of alarm ends?Professors intimate with constitutional affairs, attorneys at state and regional levels, numerous others with vast legal knowledge – they are all hard at work in addressing what has become a hugely important matter.
The Balearics are going on the offensive.The local government announced this morning that they would be launching a massive promotion campaign in Britain and Germany in an effort to attract holiday bookers.Say goodbye to the uncertainty involving holidays to the Balearics from Britain the local government wants to push ahead with their promotion drive which will remind would-be tourists in Britain and Germany about the joys of the islands.
Spain’s tourism minister, Reyes Maroto, said on Wednesday that the ending of the state of alarm on May 9 will mean the restart of national travel.Bookings for the Balearics and the Canaries have been “triggered” by the announcement that the state of alarm will end.
On Wednesday, the spokesperson for the regional infectious diseases committee, Javier Arranz, said that the incidence of coronavirus in the Balearics remains stable and does not reflect the effects of greater mobility over Easter.Arranz pointed to a 14-day incidence of 59.7 cases per 100,000 in the Balearics, with the seven-day incidence at 32.9.
The Habtur holiday rentals association in the Balearics is predicting average occupancy of 80% between July and September.Presenting an analysis of Easter activity, the president of Habtur, Toni Barceló, said that this was positive.Thirty per cent out of a total of 120,000 beds were available, and average occupancy was around 30%.
Mallorca is the worst hit area in Spain following the decision by Jet2 to cancel all flights until June 23 because of the on-going Covid situation.The move by Jet2 to halt flights and holidays between April 12 and June 23 means that 120,000 aircraft seats will be lost to the Balearics, according to a report by Spanish news agency Efe.
March 2021 was the driest since 1961, the met agency Aemet reporting that it was “normal” in terms of temperature and was the eleventh warmest since 2001 and the twenty-second warmest since 1961.There were, however, occasions when 30C was reached on the mainland.
The Balearics will this week receive 35,530 doses of vaccine, including 3,600 Janssen vaccines.The vaccination will this week focus on people in the 70-79 age group and people on hemodialysis.The health minister, Patricia Gómez, stated that 220,321 doses of vaccine have so far been administered.
The EMYTRA association of employers and workers in Calvia has asked the Balearic government not to extend bar and restaurant restrictions for a further two weeks.From this Monday, there is a further two week extension of the closure of interiors.The association is critical of the fact that the Balearics have the most restrictive measures in the country, despite the low incidence of cases and there being fewer Covid patients in hospitals than in other regions.
The animal-rights party Progreso en Verde has accused certain town halls of wanting to put an end to cat colonies, saying that there are municipal authorities which are turning their backs on volunteers and organizations that have been caring for these colonies for years.The party has specifically mentioned Bunyola, Manacor and Palma town halls as well as Sant Josep in Ibiza.
Figures from the national ministry for social security show that 16.22% of all workers covered by the ERTE furlough scheme at the end of March were in the Balearics and the Canaries.Of a national total of 743,628 workers, there were 86,826 in the Canaries (11.68%) and 33,785 in the Balearics (4.54%).
Alarm bells are ringing in the Balearic Islands after the cancellation of Jet 2 flights from Britain and an increase in infections in Germany.Jet2’s decision to delay the flights until June 24, is a massive blow for those in the Tourism Sector, particularly hotels and transport.
Following the event in Palma on Friday to mark the creation of the “All Together” pact, the leader of the Partido Popular in the Balearics, Biel Company, said that “Italy is working to ensure that its islands are safe from a health point of view in order to boost tourist
Reports in the UK today claimed that the Balearics could be given the holiday green light under the British government’s new traffic light travel scheme – but it will depend on Spain.
By Thursday, 200,128 doses of vaccine had been administered in the Balearics to 144,876 people – 55,252 people had received two doses.
On Friday at the Palacio de Congresos in Palma, all the political parties represented in the Balearic parliament, with the exception of Vox, signed an agreement to work together in overcoming the crisis – economic and health – that faces the islands.