JET2 has told Majorcan hoteliers to prepare for the “massive arrival” of British holidaymakers from June 2.
Palma-based travel magazine Preferente is reporting the travel company has said it expects the holiday season in the Balearics to kick off properly at the start of June.
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It said: “Jet2 has informed Majorcan hoteliers that it is scheduling the beginning of the massive arrival of Brits on the island for June 2.
“This is what Preferente has been told by tourist chiefs.”
Foreign holidays are still banned for Brits, with the
government reviewing the ban in England on April 12 and borders reopening no earlier than May 17.
There is no certainty that foreign holidays will go ahead at all this
summer, but several countries including Spain, Cyprus and Greece have said that they are in talks with the UK government about travel
For those happy to book a break while there is still uncertainty
around travel, there are a number of cheap deals to be had on Majorca
holidays with Jet2 in June.
German tourists are expected to start arriving in large numbers in Majorca at Easter.
Germany removed the Balearic Islands from its ‘red list’ of risk areas last Friday after a drop in the number of coronavirus cases.
The decision means German tourists can travel to the Balearics without having to quarantine when they return home.
All they need to enter the islands as holidaymakers is proof they are free of coronavirus to travel.
The Balearics Islands’ Tourism Minister Iago Negueruela is urging visitors to respect local anti-Covid rules and regulations, including limits on the numbers of people who can eat together.
Local reports say hotels which put tourists who don’t live together in the same room will face fines.
The Balearic Islands, which include the Brit-popular holiday destinations of Majorca and Ibiza, have already said they want to be first to welcome foreign tourists back with vaccine passports.
Regional governors urged Reyes Maroto to let them start a pilot scheme for visitors who had been jabbed at a meeting last month in Madrid.
Spain’s tourism minister has said she is “optimistic” about the prospect of summer holidays and hinted July could be the month to look forward to.
Maria Reyes Maroto gave further hope to British sunseekers last week by announcing the creation of a pilot programme to test vaccine passports.
A Jet2 spokesperson told Sun Online Travel: “As a responsible partner, we have of course informed hoteliers about the demand we are seeing for flights and holidays to Majorca.
“The UK government has shown a clear ambition to reopen international travel in the coming months, and we have seen a surge in demand since then.
“Whilst we await further information ahead of the Global Travel Taskforce report on 12th April, we are doing everything to ensure that we are ready to take our customers away on holiday as soon as we are able to.
“We are currently planning to restart flights and holidays on May 17th, and we await further detail from the UK government.”