Balearic Islands its summer more efficiently
There is only one country in Europe whose vaccination is proving successful: Great Britain. This market is the main source of tourist income in Spain. London announced this Thursday – officially it will do so on Friday – the measures it will apply to tourists traveling this summer on vacation to the Mediterranean.
These measures will be divided into three groups, depending on the level of cases they have in the chosen destination. Thus, there will be territories of green color, others amber and others red. That depends on the number of coronavirus cases, as you imagine, which in turn, no matter how much we confine and how much we close the bars and wear masks, depends above all on vaccination.
It is very likely that Spain will be in the amber zone. If this were the case, for an Englishman to travel to Spain would be up to 250 euros more expensive, because he would have to do two PCRs, one immediately upon return and another five days later, plus confine himself to his home in Great Britain. So there will be no tourism. Attention Benidorm, Costa del Sol, Salou, Lloret. This is no plan. The average tourist cannot afford this.
If it is a green area, there is an increase of 120 euros, because even if vaccinated, tourists will have to undergo a PCR upon return, but the quarantine will not be necessary.
In other words, the ‘green’ regions will have some tourism. A lot of. Maybe normal. The ‘amber’, little.
The Balearic Islands and the Canary Islands could still solve their disaster if they stopped confining, isolating, approving decrees and more decrees and dedicating themselves to the urgent, to the essential, to vaccinate. Mass vaccination in the Balearic and Canary Islands would give it ‘green’ status and allow them to save the summer. The advantage of being islands is absolute. But whether they succeed or not depends on their governments, which, in general, are not being effective, feed confusion, make incoherent decisions and lurch absurdly day in and day out. Now, because of the precautionary principle, we are going to put the Astra Zéneca vaccines in the fridge, for a marginal risk. Those who are safe are those killed by coronavirus.
Of course, what is good for attracting the English is good for the Germans, who are far worse in terms of contagions and possibilities of travel.