Spanish Balearics wants travel corridor with UK ‘Magaluf is like a ghost town!’

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Overseas leisure travel could resume for people in England on May 17 under Boris Johnson’s road map for easing restrictions. But the Spanish islands surrounding the mainland are at risk of being excluded from the UK’s green list despite low Covid cases. Digital Green Certificates will be accepted as “proof” a person had a COVID-19 jab, received a negative test result, or recovered from the virus, according to the European Commission’s proposal.

Sky News correspondent Adam Parsons said: “Yesterday I went to Magaluf, a town that is synonymous with British tourism.

“Magaluf is like a ghost town, it is shuttered.”

He added: “The Mallorca tourist authority has said it wants a travel corridor created with Britain.

“One person said to me yesterday that Spain has its own Covid profile but the rates are relatively low in the Canaries and the Balearics.

“They want their own deal but they are aware it’s going to take political will from Madrid and London.”

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