After the vacation directly into the quarantane – so it happened to our reader thomas bickel. He spent this year’s summer vacation with his wife on the canary islands. The couple spent a few days on fuerteventura before ending their trip on lanzarote – and did so in a very relaxed way. "They feel they are alone on both islands at the moment", he was pleased just a week ago.
Only half of the hotels were open – and only about 50 percent of them were occupied, said bickel, who thought he was in a lonely finca because of the peace and quiet. "If you are looking for peace, there is no better time than now." But the rude awakening came shortly before departure: after the spanish mainland and the balearic islands had already been declared a risk area, the foreign office followed suit at the end of last week and since then has also been warning against travel to the canaries. Thomas bickel and his wife were surprised by this development, having always felt safe during their vacation. "With regard to the wearing of masks, everyone here is very exemplary and the hygiene inspections are being adhered to in a super way", he reported shortly before.