Without the king of beer and buckets of booze: As the first tourists to experience Corona malls

In the streets of Majorca's best-known holiday region, it is still unusually quiet. No lapping of the Pools, no subliminal hum of giant air-conditioning system

Without the king of beer and buckets of booze: As the first tourists to experience Corona malls

In the streets of Majorca's best-known holiday region, it is still unusually quiet. No lapping of the Pools, no subliminal hum of giant air-conditioning systems, instead, also here is the Soundtrack of the Corona-crisis: a loud bird chirping. The glass doors of the large hotel complexes have yet to be applied with cloths, in the garden, plants, deck chairs are stacked. Only the very front, a cross-street behind the famous Playa de Palma, is doing something.

in Front of the Hotel Riu Concordia is a hand waiting journalists on the arrival of the second batch of holiday makers to test in the framework of the pilot project of the Balearic government, such holiday may look like in times of Covid-19. The press contingent is in no comparison to the spectacle, with the on Monday morning, the first German tourists of the plane from Düsseldorf have been received: in The early evening from Frankfurt, arriving passengers can demote the sidewalk between the Bus and the Hotel is relatively unmolested lay back. More to the Coronavirus

guests are only allowed individually to the reception Desk

There is a long queue anyway. Guests will only be let individually to the reception, where each again with a thermal imaging camera, the temperature will be measured. The rotund receptionist seeks charming, joking to keep the mood relaxed. "Welcome, you look healthy – Yes, you look healthy, but not as beautiful as your wife", is heard in Spanish-tinted English. The vacationers take it with a thankful Smile.

In the snake also Olaf greeting waiting. The football and Mallorca Fan usually comes during the big football tournaments, to Arenal, to keep track of the games from here. Normally, he would be so already for a few days here and would have delighted in the first Play of the now to 2021-shifted EM. But normal these days is nothing: "Of the ball the man has nothing at all," says the experienced Playa-de-Palma-visitors.

mask, map, payment, forms: "Almost as exciting as the fall of the wall in Berlin"

to fly with a mask, cashless payments, a variety to fill in forms and an unusual obstacle course at the airport of Palma would have made the journey exhausting, he says. To be part of the Tui and the island's government organized a test run, don't regret it anyway: "That I belong to, is also nice. This is almost as exciting as the fall of the wall in Berlin." Each week provides you FOCUS Online with the most important news from the Department trip. Here you can subscribe to the Newsletter.

the stairs in front of the Hotel after ten minutes and again emptied, make Dana Meier and Markus Fuchs on the way to the car rental. The Pair of Rostock is already arrived in the Morning. "I would have imagined anything more unpleasant," says the 30-Year-old with a view to the safety precautions.

you have a minute to beat determined by the Internet, he explains. Directly shortly thereafter, concerns were raised, especially because of the reactions of friends and family, which would have evaluated the decision to Travel as a "very brave". "But after the first day, we can say now: Everything is done correctly", he concludes satisfied.

restaurant owners applauded the incoming tourists.

Cheerful also Luis Menor. The owner of the restaurant "Mama Muú" is from afar that he is happy about the re-opening of the opposite Hotels. "I was there this Morning, to clap, too," he says. There are no German tourists, would – it is customers and friends that are back every year since to be. You keep yourself to the strict hygiene measures – the menu's via a QR Code on the mobile phone needs to be Packed, the Cutlery individually in plastic bags, the number of tables is significantly reduced, to the minimum distance to be complied with. dpa Luis Menor posing in front of his Restaurant, Mama's Muu. He is happy about the re-opening of the opposite Hotels.

at the Front of the beach promenade, Anuschka, and Paul Lauterbach, put on just for the Selfie. The couple from Neuss is also since the Morning, has already enjoyed at the hotel pool with a beer in the sun. In the dining room, mouth protection and gloves mandatory, at the buffet you are not allowed to serve themselves, the dishes would be filled by a hotel employee on the plate. "You feel a little bit as Guinea pigs," said Ms. Lauterbach.

The Start of the test project with the Germans a week before the official re-opening of the Spanish borders is not on Mallorca, but only joy. Many would fear that it'll be on the island because of the visitors to a resurgence of the Coronavirus crisis, said Biel Barceló, head of the citizens ' initiative "Ciutat de s'arenal". "I talk to many about it. Some need income and offers, that tourism comes after three months slowly, of course. But the concern is widespread," he tells the German press Agency. "The neuansteckung rates in Germany are currently higher than ours."

No, the king of beer, no Clubs: ball man is closed

The nightlife the temple of the "ball's" not allowed to open yet again, because the regional government has decided that the Discos and Clubs remain closed. For according to Bach, this is not a Problem. "The king of beer, I don't need it."

Only a few meters away is one who needs the beer king very well sitting in an open pub. Therefore, Party has-singer, Peter Wackel, it is also not take, the first of Mallorca to welcome guests personally With a bouquet of flowers, he stood in front of the closed beer king who is not a hundred meters from the Riu Concordia, and on whose stage he's usually with mood music. "I was longing a bit, I usually welcome at the season-Opening, at least 500 people with a handshake." dpa Instead of in the beer king Peter Wackel want to sing this year for the bathers on the beach.

On Monday, it is now much less: Around 15 faithful followers had gathered thanks to the announcement on Facebook to loose. He did not only welcome, but also want to say thank you that you came to Mallorca: "It is me really to show a matter of the heart, that any Fears of German guests are the Mallorca-holiday completely unjustified."

as Long as its effect place to stay closed, return he's now back to his roots: 20 years Ago, he was also along the beach did was to hoof it and got in front of the Sunbathing sung. His first big Hit, he would strike up well, and has gained seven years after the appearance of "very relevance": "Fuck it, Malle is only once in a year..."

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Updated Date: 18 June 2020, 15:27

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