German Tourist Denied Mallorca Entry For “Not Justified” Travel

Spanish police have sent a German woman back to her home country after she landed in Majorca but could not “justify” her trip.

Officers of the Spanish national police stopped the woman after she landed at Son Sant Joan airport on the Balearic Island of Majorca on a flight from Frankfurt, Germany on Saturday.

The police found that her trip was not “justified” and she was sent back to Germany, a delegation of the Government of the Balearic Islands said in a press statement.

Arrivals in Spain must be able to justify why they have travelled to the country, with work, attending to a family member, or attending a funeral being the main accepted reasons.

Son Sant Joan, located in the city of Palma de Majorca, registered the arrival of 559 passengers on Saturday along with 511 departures on a total of 22 flights.

Sixteen of those flights were domestic, whilst the three international flights that arrived will reportedly see 164 passengers having to spend 14 days in isolation before they can freely travel around the island.

The airport began checking the temperatures of arrivals some weeks ago as Spain moved into its de-escalation programme.

The Balearic Islands government also announced that the local police in Palma de Majorca have filed 30 administrative statements for those caught breaking the country’s ongoing state of alarm.

Majorca, Menorca and Ibiza will move into ‘Phase 3’ of the Spanish government’s de-escalation plan today (Monday), allowing residents to move freely between the islands.

According to the latest figures from the Johns Hopkins University, Spain has registered 241,550 cases of COVID-19 and 27,136 related deaths.