Spain: Tourists not thrilled as face masks become mandatory in all public spaces in Balearic Islands

Tourists on the Spanish island of Mallorca expressed regrets after the government announced on Monday that wearing face masks will be mandatory in all public spaces on the Balearic Islands. While locals and tourism workers largely welcomed the move some tourists believed the regulations went too far. «It is a shame for tourism that the requirement to wear a mask destroys a lot (of tourism), because nobody wants to go on holiday, nobody wants to sit with a mask on the beach and that's why I think that it should remain free in this area at this point in time,» said Carolina, a German tourist. Harry, a tourist from Holland, also opposed the idea: «Everybody is angry and we are using masks, but it isn't necessary because I don't want to use it, I am leaving tomorrow. I am leaving Spain.» According to the new measures everyone over the age of six must wear a face mask. They are however not mandatory at the beach, while doing sports or at swimming pools. Those who flout regulations could get fined up to 100 euros.

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