Germany: Eurowings adds 300 more Easter flights to Mallorca | News | DW
Eurowings announced on Sunday that it was planning additional flights to Mallorca during the Easter period after an increase in bookings, prompted by the lifting of restrictions by German health authorities.
The German Robert Koch Institute for Infectious Diseases (RKI) said on Friday it was removing six regions of Spain – including the Balearic Islands – from its “risk areas”. This went into effect on Sunday.
As a result, the Germans rushed to make a quick jaunt to Mallorca over Easter a top priority.
Germany-based travel operator TUI said it had doubled the number of bookings on the island, compared to its 2019 figures.
And Eurowings said on Sunday that many flights had been booked within hours of RKI’s announcement. Lufthansa’s low-cost airline responded to the rush by expanding its services, adding another 300 flights to Mallorca during the Easter period in early April.
Negative test always required
Nonetheless, passengers will need a negative coronavirus test result before traveling and the German Foreign Ministry still advises, but no longer warns, against non-essential tourist travel there.
Germany’s lockdown is expected to remain largely in place until at least March 28, and the prospects for further easing are uncertain as infections rise again.
Hotels in Germany have not been allowed to accommodate tourists since early November.
jsi / sri (AP, dpa)