German tourists party unmasked on Mallorca beach

Hundreds of German tourists arrived at Spain's sun-kissed island of Mallorca on Sunday thanks to the newly re-started TUI flights from different German cities.

As soon as Berlin lifted a quarantine requirement for travelers returning from the Balearic Islands last week, demand for flights to the archipelago soared.

Locals were surprised by tourists' behavior amid the pandemic and had mixed feelings about the benefits of the return of tourism.

"When I saw so many people without masks, I imagine that they are not all part of the same family group or the same bubble group, it scared me a little bit," said 41-years-old Palma de Mallorca resident Maria.

But while German tourists can enjoy the Balearic resorts, Spaniards are unable to do so because of a ban on traveling between regions over Easter, leaving many angry.

Video Transcript

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- (TRANSLATED) When I saw so many people without masks, I imagine that they are not all part of the same family group or the same bubble group. It scared me a little bit. On the one hand, I'm happy because we live off tourism and we have to open up. But on the other hand, I'm worried.