Majorca offers quieter holidays for tourists to mitigate pandemic risks

Visitors to Spain's Balearic Islands are finding that some of the excesses of pre-pandemic holidays have been rolled back as the authorities look to ensure public safety while luring back the tourists that keep the economy ticking over.

Thermometer guns, face masks and plastic gloves can be seen in airports, hotels and restaurants.

Shops are closed in sleepy streets while night life is discouraged.

However, Spain still hopes the Mediterranean blue waters, warm sun and sandy beaches are enough to lure visitors back.

View photos Tourists sit on the beach (Joan Mateu/AP) More

"We know that everyone is watching us and wants to know the results.

"I believe it will be a success."

Many retailers and restaurants are counting on the tourists' return.

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