‘Brexit solved’ in the Balearic Islands – Spain’s Tourism Minister says islands are still popu | Travel News | To travel
The Balearic Islands are one of the UK’s most popular tourist destinations, with thousands of Britons flocking to relax on the beautiful shores of Ibiza and Mallorca every year. In 2020, more than 150,000 Britons visited the Spanish region despite the impact of the pandemic on the number of tourists.
Despite fears that Brexit could drive British tourists away, the Balearic government’s Minister for Business Model, Tourism and Labor said Brexit was “resolved” on the islands.
Iago Neguereula, said the UK remains one of the biggest tourist markets in the Balearic Islands even after leaving the EU.
He said: “They trust our land and our islands and they have shown it by being one of the markets that has recovered the most.”
Negueruela said the large number of British tourists was in part due to good communication with British officials throughout the pandemic.
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The minister also said the Balearics had been one of Spain’s top international tourist destinations all summer.
He said: “Almost one in three international tourists (to Spain) came to the Balearics this summer.”
In July this year, nearly 300,000 British citizens visited the islands for vacations after travel restrictions were lifted.
Negueruela said: “Tourism is rebounding in the Balearic Islands. We are very grateful for the support from the UK and local travel industries which have helped stimulate the market after such a long period of foreclosure. “
DO NOT MISS
British tourists visiting Mallorca can choose to stay in the cosmopolitan capital of Palma or opt for one of Magaluf’s new boutique hotels.
Menorca, a smaller island, has gorgeous beaches, ancient ruins to explore, and plenty of scenery to explore.
The White Island of Ibiza is known for its parties and is extremely popular with celebrities who also come for yoga retreats.
The small island of Formentera is a short ferry ride from Ibiza and has great beaches and protected bird sanctuaries.
Since the end of the Brexit transition period, British tourists can visit Schengen area countries for 90 days over a period of 180 days.
Spain is in the Schengen zone, along with other popular European destinations such as France, Greece, and Portugal.
Tourists do not need a visa for a short trip to the EU, but cannot use the reserved EU passport lanes at border control.
UK tourists should also check their passport with the UK government’s passport checker to make sure it is valid for travel within the EU.
ABTA says: “You will need at least three months on your passport and your passport must have been issued within the last 10 years. “
European Health Insurance Cards are valid for UK citizens until their expiration date, when Brits will need to apply for a Global Health Insurance Card.
Upon arrival in Spain, the UK government says UK citizens will need a negative PCR test or proof of double vaccination.
Tourists returning to the UK from Spain will no longer need to take a pre-departure test, but will still need to take a PCR test no later than the second day after arrival.