Balearic Islands Hospitality industry worried about Germany’s amber-plus rating in the UK

The hotel industry in the Balearic Islands remains concerned about the UK and Germany ‘amber-plus’ rating. image: Wikipedia

The Balearic Islands hotel industry remains anxious over the UK and Germany’s decision to award an ‘amber-plus’ rating.

Hoteliers in the Balearic Islands are reportedly eagerly awaiting travel decisions from the German and British governments after a sharp rise in coronavirus infections gripped the islands.

Guest occupancy levels at hotels in some areas are already well below expectations for the time of year, with the blame being blamed on the ups and downs of the pandemic.

“There is a lot of worry and worry because the whole tourist season is at stake. If London decides to move the Balearic Islands from ‘Amber’ to ‘Amber Plus’, British tourists will have to quarantine themselves at their return to the UK. The same could happen with Germany which might require PCR testing or some type of quarantine, ”hoteliers from Mallorca, Menorca, Ibiza and Formentera said.

The British government is due to announce its decision Thursday, July 22, followed by the German government on Friday.

A new category within the traffic light travel system was created by the UK government which sits alongside the Red, Amber, Green and Green Watchlist.

Amber Plus is a new level that travelers should be familiar with.

Tour groups and tour operators are also worried as any change in travel restrictions means they will be forced to reschedule hundreds of tour packages and flights from the UK and Germany to the Balearic Islands, possibly opening the door to thousands of refunds.

It is also believed that Greece could also be added to the UK’s ‘Amber Plus’ list due to the continued rise in infections in the country.

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