British tourists wreak havoc in Magaluf

Tourists in Majorca seen dancing in the streets (and even on cars) without wearing masks or respecting safety distances.

The news comes from Magaluf (Majorca), a well-known tourist resort in the Balearic Islands where, according to local newspapers, there have been altercations between the resident population and various groups of tourists, especially British.

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"Spaniards," according to the Guardian, "have been stunned by the approach of English tourists and fear that a second wave of contagion will break out just now that the epidemic seems to be under control in the Iberic country.

Only a few days ago, the Catalan government announced new measures to contain the spread of the virus: mandatory masks outdoors for all people over six years of age.

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A decision that, according to Gabriel Escarrer, president of the tourist association Exceltur, risks damaging tourism in the Balearic Islands: "Many tourists have opted for destinations where the rules are not so strict," says Escarrer.

Although holidaymakers were not required to wear masks outdoors, their behaviour has infuriated many Spanish residents in Malguf. "While in some parts of Spain there are still restrictions, the elderly are locked in nursing homes and we all wear masks to go out, in Magaluf many irresponsible English tourists do what they want. It's shameful," one commented on twitter.

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Address 07181 Magaluf, Balearic Islands, Spain

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British tourists wreak havoc in Magaluf

07181 Magaluf, Balearic Islands, Spain

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