The German hotel chain Allsun will in the future ask guests to be vaccinated against coronavirus, Alltours, the company that owns the chain, announced on Friday.
The new policy for all 35 Allsun hotels, located on the Spanish island of Mallorca, the Canary Islands and Greece, is likely to take effect on October 31, depending on the vaccination progress in Germany, Alltours said on Friday, reports HINA.
This will make the German company one of the first to introduce such a rule at a time when governments and tourism organizations are considering how to get the tourism sector back on its feet as the number of infected falls and the number of vaccinated increases.
"We want to provide all our guests with the greatest possible security so they can enjoy their vacation," Alltours owner Willi Verhuven was quoted as saying by Reuters.
Until more people are vaccinated later in the year, the Allsun chain will ask guests for a negative PCR or antigen test, no older than 48 hours.
The British company Saga announced last month that passengers on its cruisers will also have to be vaccinated before boarding.