According to a senior Spanish official, British tourists could be welcomed back to the Balearic Islands as soon as this month.
Speaking to Skiy News, Rosa Ana Morilla Rodriguez, Director General of Tourism for the islands, said she was “very optimistic” that a deal could be agreed to open the Balearics to British holidaymakers.
She said she was hopeful that the islands – Mallorca, Ibiza, Menorca and Formentera – could be included on the UK’s “green list” of countries.
Ms Morilla Rodriguez said: “We have the right numbers, we have the right measures in place that will allow us to be considered ‘green’.
“It’s also about the capability of your hospitals to isolate different variants of the virus, which is something that is not done by all the hospitals in Spain, but we do it here.
“I think Mallorca is such an important destination for the UK that I’m confident we could have this travel corridor. We have told the British ambassador that we have all the factors needed to be considered ‘green’ for the UK.”
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