The tourism industry is very important to Spain. But now the incidence in Spain is increasing in the middle of the summer season. With fatal consequences.
Madrid – The corona infection numbers are increasing inexorably in Spain in the middle of the holiday season. The consequences are fatal: bookings drop out, tourists leave early. Now the country threatens to become a high incidence area. What travelers should consider when canceling *.
|Corona virus in Spain||values|
|Infection rate||8.9 percent|
|New infections with Sars-Cov-2 (7-day incidence)||407.9|
|First vaccinations (total)||29,484,796|
|Vaccination rate (first vaccination)||63.06 percent|
|Vaccination rate (complete)||51.42 percent|
The Covid-19 numbers have risen sharply in the Balearic Islands, which in addition to Mallorca also include the islands of Menorca, Ibiza and Formentera, as in all of Spain. According to information from Monday evening, the incidence value in the Balearic Islands climbed to 310. Due to the location, a second quarantine hotel had to be opened there *.
Corona incidence Spain: Value cracks the 400 mark in new Covid 19 infections
For all of Spain, the Corona incidence was 407.9 on Tuesday. This is the highest seven-day incidence of Covid-19 since February 8, 2021 and corresponds to 61,628 new infections reported in just one day. Young people under 30 in Spain * are particularly affected by new infections with Sars-Cov-2.
Holidays in Mallorca: Do beaches close at 10:00 p.m. due to incidence in Spain?
Random inquiries from FOCUS Online to travel agencies showed that bookings in Mallorca in particular have fallen sharply in the past two weeks. In view of the rapidly increasing Covid-19 diseases, stricter restrictions are expected to be imposed again on the popular holiday island.
According to a survey by the opinion research institute YouGov, two thirds of Germans are against vacationing in corona risk areas *.
Corona incidence in Spain: Juicy fines await Mallorca vacationers for violations
In order to combat parties and drinking bouts, especially young people, in the open air, beaches and parks are to be closed from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. in the future. The judiciary still has to approve the plans, as the “Mallorca Zeitung” reported on Monday evening. Participants of such parties are threatened with hefty fines of 1000 euros in the future.
If a party guest violates a quarantine by participating, the fine should increase to 2000 euros. If the participant tested positive for Corona, even 5000 euros are due. The organizers of illegal parties face fines of up to 100,000 euros.
Incidence in Spain: restaurants and bars have to close earlier – checked-in holidaymakers are considered one household
Restaurants and restaurants will have to close a little earlier in the future, at 1:00 a.m. instead of 2:00 a.m. A maximum of four people are allowed to sit at a table inside restaurants and eight outside. From 1 a.m. to 6 a.m., according to the newspaper, only people who live in the same household are allowed to meet. Hotel or finca guests who have checked in together should count as one household.
To contain the pandemic, other regions have also reintroduced night barriers in individual municipalities from 1 to 6 a.m. – as well as Valencia and Cantabria. The badly battered Corona hotspot Catalonia including the metropolis of Barcelona has already closed beaches and bars earlier *. Overall, more than eight million of the 47 million inhabitants of Spain are affected, wrote the newspaper “El País”.
Despite the skyrocketing incidence in Spain, the government continues to refrain from making outdoor masks mandatory
The regional government waived the actually planned reintroduction of the mask requirement, which was abolished just under a month ago, after talks with entrepreneurs and unions, as the newspaper reported.
However, it is strongly advised to voluntarily wear mouth and nose protection. If a minimum distance of 1.5 meters from strangers cannot be maintained, the mask is again mandatory outdoors, in all indoor public spaces and in buses and trains anyway.
Due to the Corona situation, the Spanish tourism industry is pessimistic
Rising incidence figures and contagious Corona variants endanger the planned summer vacation for many people: What if travelers have to cancel their planned vacation or cannot start? These travel insurances * make sense in times of Corona.
If the corona numbers continue to worsen, we estimate that tourism will generate much less revenue in this summer quarter than in 2019.
In view of the high incidence value in Spain, the tourism industry has expressed itself pessimistically about the current summer season *. There is a “sudden decline” in bookings by foreign holidaymakers, reported the state TV broadcaster RTVE on Saturday, citing the vice-president of the Spanish tourism association Exceltur, José Luis Zoreda.
Tourism in times of Corona: Spain has to accept losses compared to 2019 due to Covid-19
“If the Corona numbers continue to worsen, we estimate that tourism will generate sales of 37.97 billion euros in this summer quarter, more than the 24.30 billion in the same period last year, but much less than the 58, 37 billion in 2019, “the station quoted the tourism manager as saying.
The industry had hoped for a much stronger recovery in business this summer because of the ongoing vaccination campaign. In normal times, tourism contributes more than twelve percent to the Spanish gross domestic product (GDP), on the holiday islands of the Balearic Islands and the Canary Islands, which are also popular with Germans, it is even around 35 percent. The industry secures hundreds of thousands of jobs.
And this fact makes the already uncertain Corona times even more uncertain with every surge of incidence in Spain. * Kreiszeitung.de and 24hamburg.de are offers from IPPEN.MEDIA.
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