Finally vacation flights again – albeit with a mask. From Düsseldorf Airport, the first 165 German tourists took a TUI machine towards Mallorca.
Marcel Leifholz, traveler
“Of course it will be special for us this time. We do not know exactly what to expect. Of course we know a little bit about the entry conditions and how it will go in the hotel. How it will be in practice. We hope that we don’t have to wear the mouth-nose protection too much. We definitely see it a little bit more like a vacation. So we are still happy. The main thing is that we get out a little bit. “
A total of almost 11,000 Germans are allowed to travel to the Balearic Islands in the next few days – initially as a test. In Spain, quarantine rules still apply to travelers. With the help of the early arrivals, tour operators and the Spanish government want to find out what security measures can be taken to holiday in the Balearics this year.
Aage Dünhaupt, TUI spokesman
“We have prepared well. The local hotels have prepared. The authorities have prepared. In this respect, we are able to bring the first tourists to Mallorca today and then enable a safe holiday.”
In the airplane, the passengers sit in rows of three close to each other. Built-in filter systems in the air conditioning system are designed to prevent infection. Like the passengers, the flight crew wears mouth and nose protection and only distributes packaged products.
Food is also served in the hotel, and guests do not have to eat a buffet. The hotel rooms are disinfected at regular intervals. If a guest becomes infected with the Covid 19 virus, the person is accommodated in a separate area of the hotel and given medical treatment.
By the way, you can go to the beach – via specially equipped one-way street systems.