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Put My Mind At Rest

Posted: Wed Jul 29, 2020 11:18pm
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LeeB81

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Location: Cala d'Or

Joined: 29 Jul 2020

Hi Everyone. I am due to fly out from Liverpool this coming Monday with my wife and 4 children. I know that this is obviously going against government advice but I was just hoping that someone could put my mind at rest. Quarantine for 2 weeks is not an issue for us as I can get time off work and my wife and kids are on school holidays anyway. I am not overly concerned about catching Covid 19 when in Majorca as I believe I have more chance of catching it where I live. My main concern is getting there and then my flight getting cancelled or the UK going into lockdown and not letting us back in. Obviously, going against their advice means they will do us no favours. We are flying with RyanAir who lets be honest, dont really put customer satisfaction at the top of their agenda. I dont want to cancel my holiday and it seems like the flight will go ahead and the hotel is open and waiting for us. Can anyone comment and maybe put my mind at rest?....or am I being a fool?? Thanks

Clare93

Posted: Thu Jul 30, 2020 4:21pm

Posts: 28

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Location: Cala d'Or

Joined: 24 Feb 2018

Posted: Thu Jul 30, 2020 4:21pm

I agree that you would feel safer here than in the UK. Unfortunately as witnessed first hand, British tourists where I live have largely been ignoring mask wearing and social distancing. Therefore  you are more likely to catch Covid 19 from other British tourists. Cases are rising on the mainland, but with no movement restrictions it won't be long before the Balearics experiences the same. Ignoring FCO advice isn't really sensible. You will have invalid travel insurance should anything happen. Just to say, that personally I wouldn't go, we have told our own family and children to stay away and write off 2020. You will certainly find that very little is open, and if you are caught on the street with no mask there is a €100 fine, so , for a family of 6 it would not be cheap. There are still Germans and Dutch here with some French. The majority of Brits have either left, cancelled or rescheduled to a later date. Sorry for the doom and gloom but hope this was helpful for you to make the sensible and right decision. 

LeeB81

Posted: Thu Jul 30, 2020 4:41pm

LeeB81

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Posts: 2

Location: Cala d'Or

Joined: 29 Jul 2020

Posted: Thu Jul 30, 2020 4:41pm

Clare93 wrote on Thu Jul 30, 2020 4:21pm:

I agree that you would feel safer here than in the UK. Unfortunately as witnessed first hand, British tourists where I live have largely been ignoring mask wearing and social distancing. Therefore  you are more likely to catch Covid 19 from other British tourists. Cases are rising on the mai...

...nland, but with no movement restrictions it won't be long before the Balearics experiences the same. Ignoring FCO advice isn't really sensible. You will have invalid travel insurance should anything happen. Just to say, that personally I wouldn't go, we have told our own family and children to stay away and write off 2020. You will certainly find that very little is open, and if you are caught on the street with no mask there is a €100 fine, so , for a family of 6 it would not be cheap. There are still Germans and Dutch here with some French. The majority of Brits have either left, cancelled or rescheduled to a later date. Sorry for the doom and gloom but hope this was helpful for you to make the sensible and right decision. 

Thanks for the reply. My holiday was cancelled this morning by the airline so decision made!! Full refund within 7 weeks. Thanks again

Clare93

Posted: Thu Jul 30, 2020 5:07pm

Posts: 28

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Location: Cala d'Or

Joined: 24 Feb 2018

Posted: Thu Jul 30, 2020 5:07pm

LeeB81 wrote on Thu Jul 30, 2020 4:41pm:

Thanks for the reply. My holiday was cancelled this morning by the airline so decision made!! Full refund within 7 weeks. Thanks again

You're welcome

sandra 101

Posted: Sun Aug 9, 2020 2:01pm

Posts: 3

Location: Cala d'Or

Joined: 9 Aug 2020

Posted: Sun Aug 9, 2020 2:01pm

Hi everyone,

we are due to travel aug 29th to cala d'or.  We are renting a villa for one week and so far nothing has been cancelled, neither the flight nor the villa.  Can anyone let me know whether restaurants in cala d'or and the marina are open as well as porto petro.  We tend to stay at the villa during the day but eat out in the evenings but is anything open or planning to be open?

Many thanks in advance.

Clare93

Posted: Sun Aug 9, 2020 2:21pm

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Location: Cala d'Or

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Posted: Sun Aug 9, 2020 2:21pm

sandra 101 wrote on Sun Aug 9, 2020 2:01pm:

Hi everyone,

we are due to travel aug 29th to cala d'or.  We are renting a villa for one week and so far nothing has been cancelled, neither the flight nor the villa.  Can anyone let me know whether restaurants in cala d'or and the marina are open as well as porto petro.  We tend to stay at the...

... villa during the day but eat out in the evenings but is anything open or planning to be open?

Many thanks in advance.

Hello ,

There are 5 restaurants open in cala egos and the majority are in the marina. Not sure about Petro. There are restrictions in place which many tourists, such as German and British have been ignoring, such as masks and social distancing. I have seen this first hand which is very selfish and anti social, not to mention dangerous for those with underlying health conditions like me and my wife. Your chances of catching covid are therefore increased. The R rate on Mallorca is now over 1.2. I would not be surprised that if this continues, the whole of Spain will again be put into lockdown.  FCO advice is still essential travel only. Holidays are not essential and no insurance coverage will be in force. It is up to you to travel if you want. 

sandra 101

Posted: Sun Aug 9, 2020 3:25pm

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Location: Cala d'Or

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Posted: Sun Aug 9, 2020 3:25pm

Clare93 wrote on Sun Aug 9, 2020 2:21pm:

Hello ,

There are 5 restaurants open in cala egos and the majority are in the marina. Not sure about Petro. There are restrictions in place which many tourists, such as German and British have been ignoring, such as masks and social distancing. I have seen this first hand which is very selfish and anti s...

...ocial, not to mention dangerous for those with underlying health conditions like me and my wife. Your chances of catching covid are therefore increased. The R rate on Mallorca is now over 1.2. I would not be surprised that if this continues, the whole of Spain will again be put into lockdown.  FCO advice is still essential travel only. Holidays are not essential and no insurance coverage will be in force. It is up to you to travel if you want. 

Thank you.  If I travel, I have every intention of observing whatever requirements are in place as I do at home!! I am fully aware of the need for distancing and masks and was purely asking about restaurants which thank you for your response which is helpful.

Lisadavis77

Posted: Thu Aug 27, 2020 7:57pm

Posts: 1

Location: Paguera

Joined: 27 Aug 2020

Posted: Thu Aug 27, 2020 7:57pm

Clare93 wrote on Sun Aug 9, 2020 2:21pm:

Hello ,

There are 5 restaurants open in cala egos and the majority are in the marina. Not sure about Petro. There are restrictions in place which many tourists, such as German and British have been ignoring, such as masks and social distancing. I have seen this first hand which is very selfish and anti s...

...ocial, not to mention dangerous for those with underlying health conditions like me and my wife. Your chances of catching covid are therefore increased. The R rate on Mallorca is now over 1.2. I would not be surprised that if this continues, the whole of Spain will again be put into lockdown.  FCO advice is still essential travel only. Holidays are not essential and no insurance coverage will be in force. It is up to you to travel if you want. 

There are companies which insure despite FCO advice. Battleface, Staysure and Hays being a few. 

Clare93

Posted: Thu Aug 27, 2020 8:31pm

Posts: 28

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Location: Cala d'Or

Joined: 24 Feb 2018

Posted: Thu Aug 27, 2020 8:31pm

Lisadavis77 wrote on Thu Aug 27, 2020 7:57pm:

There are companies which insure despite FCO advice. Battleface, Staysure and Hays being a few. 

And? I didn't write the original post. Surely you should be passing the information onto Sandra?

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