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Post-lockdown ‘unrecognizable’ Magaluf with empty streets and ‘chaos’ restaurant – World News

Brits flying to Magaluf’s post-lockdown could be greeted with an “unrecognizable” ghost town.

The holiday spot on the island of Majorca is currently characterized by deserted roads and barely occupied beaches, reportedly.

Travel blogger Lottie Gross found herself in front of many closed shops, restaurants and bars despite blockade measures being gradually lifted since June.

Although this time of year is typically the city’s peak tourist season, Lottie found it much “quieter” than many might expect, reports the Daily Star.

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People sunbathe on the Playa de Palma beach

Sharing a photo of a Saturday night, the writer revealed that the lamppost illuminated the closed shops, the empty restaurant tables and only one other person in sight.

Sharing the image on Twitter, he wrote: “BIG NIGHT OUT VIBES. Or not. Magaluf is quiet tonight. ”

On Sunday, the views from the beach showed a lot of space between the sporadically used sunbeds and a few families and sun seekers enjoying the Mediterranean waters.



Magaluf has been described as a ghost town

Lottie said it would be easy to keep social distance due to the lack of other people and that fellow travelers shouldn’t fight on the loungers.

During dinner at his hotel, he described the experience as “chaos” as the staff struggled to familiarize themselves with the new service rules.

He tweeted: “A little note about dinner … My hotel organizes buffets but it doesn’t help yourself.

“Screens protect food from human breathing and a server serves you.

“They are struggling though. Not enough servers, no queuing system and no timed voices make it chaos at best. “

The images show that the staff wearing PPE is ready to serve the food, the surfaces are cleaned before the diners take their seats and the hotel occupants stand up to each other.

The tourism industry is slowly starting to open up as blockades begin to ease in Europe and the world amid the ongoing global coronavirus pandemic.

Quarantine exemptions will come into effect on July 10 with “air bridges” between the UK and 59 other countries, including Spain.

Existing agreements between nations will allow tourists to travel to and from each other without the need to automatically isolate themselves for 14 days after landing.

Comes as the Minister of the Econòmic Model, Tourism and Employment of the Balearic Government, Iago Negueruela, believes that the likes of Majorca and Eivissa should benefit from the quiet reform of the tourist model more towards families compared to the holidays of 1830, reports La Vanguardia .

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