28 February 2022
The Balearic Islands waive all limits imposed by covid and require simply that the mask be worn indoors.
After controlling the sixth wave and the omicron variation, the Consell eliminates restrictions in areas such as nightlife and restaurants.
Only self-protective measures are maintained, such as hand hygiene, the use of a mask indoors, and ventilation.
As an illustration of the improvement in the pandemic situation, Negueruela stated that if the cumulative incidence in 14 days in the Balearic Islands was 3,249 cases per 100,000 inhabitants on January 26, it had decreased to 500 cases per 100,000 on February 23, he stated in a press conference following the Consell de Govern meeting.
They are also eliminated for nightclubs and restaurants, where “all restrictions except the use of the mask are lifted,” Negueruela specified, adding that the prohibition on smoking on terraces or public places is also maintained when the safety distance cannot be guaranteed.
10 February 2022
The covid certificate will be revoked by the Balearic Islands. This document will no longer be required to enter bars, restaurants, gyms, theatres, theaters, sporting events, and activities with a large crowd as of next Saturday, February 12.
8 February 2022
The Interterritorial Council has decided that wearing the mask outdoors is no longer necessary as of Thursday, and the Balearic Government has already taken the following step: withdrawing the COVID passport’s expansion of uses.
“From the Government’s perspective, we cherish the position we have at all times; the incidence is currently declining, and we are examining how to continue the process of normalizing the measures; this is one of the challenges we perceive at the present,” said Francina Armengol, President of the Government.
Update 29 Dec 2021
The Supreme Court of Justice of the Balearic Islands (TSJIB) approves the measures adopted by the Balearic Government to extend the requirement of the COVID certificate to all restaurants, regardless of their capacity, and to all cultural spaces. These measures come into force today, Wednesday, and will be applied to activities with greater social concentration to guarantee safe spaces, according to the government.
Previously, only the certificate COVID was required to enter catering establishments with a capacity of more than 50 people, in clubs and nursing homes.
From today, you will need to carry the covid certificate if you want to enter a bar or restaurant, as the requirement is extended to all restaurants, regardless of capacity. This also applies to rooms with catering services in tourist accommodation.
The Department of Justice also requires gyms and sports facilities to require all of their customers to have Covid certification. It is required for all types of indoor cultural events, such as movie theaters, theaters, auditoriums, concert halls (whether or not drinks and food are allowed), spas, and other indoor facilities where cultural activities take place.
Virtually all indoor activities can only be done if you have what is known as a Covid Pass, meaning you have been vaccinated against the coronavirus, which means you must also attend conferences, seminars, and any type of event.
New Year’s Eve and Concerts.
Mass events such as concerts associated with popular festivals or New Year’s Eve must be held in demarcated areas that ensure access control. Wearing a mask is compulsory and events must have a maximum occupancy of 80 percent indoors and 100 percent outdoors.
Masks are still mandatory on the street.
Update 23 Dec 2021
It has been decided by the government of the Balearic Islands to require COVID certificates for all catering establishments on the islands, regardless of capacity, and for all cultural establishments, a measure which must be approved by the Superior Court of Justice of the Balearic Islands (TSJIB).
So far, this rule has been applied only to hospitality establishments with more than 50 people, and the request to extend it must be approved by the TSJIB, which was agreed by the Government Council on Thursday.
Furthermore, you will need to present the certificate that certifies that you have completed your COVID training or have a negative diagnostic test to access congresses, seminars, conferences, assemblies, work meetings, clubs for the elderly and establishments of games and betting.
As of December 24, it will be mandatory to wear a mask on the street and of course indoors, this is a rule that applies to all of Spain
Update 8 Dec 2021
Since last December 6 and until January 24, in Ibiza and Formentera, The COVID certificate is required in discos, clubs and in all activities related to nightlife. In addition, its use is extended to interiors of bars and restaurants with capacity for more than 50 people indoors. In bars and restaurants that have covered terraces, the use of the COVID certificate will be considered separately: it will be required indoors for more than 50 people and for more than 50 people on the covered terraces. Including those located in tourist accommodation. While on the outside the covid certificate will not be required , whoever intends to stay inside the premises will have to show it. As an alternative to the covid certificate, a negative PCR or antigen test can eventually be provided.
What is the COVID certificate?
It is a digital accreditation endorsed by the Ministry of Health of your country and Brussels, which came into force on July 1 and allows EU citizens to travel freely in Europe. This means that wherever you go, you will no have to do a PCR or go through a quarantine. It is a free certificate that is issued in your language and English where it indicates if you have the complete vaccination schedule or if you only have one vaccine. It also confirms if the person has a negative PCR or recovered from the disease in the last 6 months. This passport depends on the European Union.
And how will it be verified in the establishments?
Before entering, you will be asked to show your COVID certificate along with your identity card or passport, only people over 12 years old will have to present it. It can be on paper or on your mobile.
Update 30 Nov 2021
What do I need to travel to the Balearic Islands?
National and international passengers do not have to pass any health check.
Due to the new Omicron variant, travelers arriving in Spain from any airport located in Botswana, Eswatini, Lesotho, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa and Zimbabwe will have to isolate themselves for 10 days.
What documentation must be presented at the port or airport when arriving in the Balearic Islands?
No passenger residing in the Balearic Islands must present the form or pass any health control, as well as national passengers.
In the case of international passengers, it is mandatory to fill out the health control form. This will ask questions such as specific information about the transport company, date, time, flight number, address of the accommodation, traveler information and a health questionnaire. After filling it in, you will get an individual, personal and non-transferable QR code, associated with a single trip. This form is considered a responsible declaration and that is why the Government appeals to the individual responsibility of each passenger in the consignment of their data and in the information that is given about their health status.
Failure to fill in the form may result in a penalty, although it can be done at the port or airport sanitary control point, as well as being able to undergo an antigen test upon arrival, without the need to make an appointment.
How to prove your health situation in relation to covid-19?
All international travelers belonging to countries in a risk zone must be accredited by means of the EU Covid Digital Certificate or with an official accrediting document:
– Diagnostic test for active covid-19 infection with a negative result: it must be done within 72 hours prior to arrival or a rapid antigen test 48 hours before arrival.
– Have received the complete vaccination schedule against covid-19 throughout the previous 12 months or a dose at least 15 days before the trip and always throughout the previous 12 months.
– Having overcome the disease within the previous 6 months.
Residents of the United Kingdom must, compulsorily, present the vaccination certificate or a PCR-type test whether or not they have passed the disease.
Who is exempt from the diagnostic test?
– Passengers from countries that are not considered risk areas.
– Passengers in transit at a port or airport with final destination to another country or another place in Spanish territory
– Children under 12 years old
On the other hand, the Balearic Government yesterday asked the Superior Court of Justice of the Balearic Islands (TSJB) for its approval to demand the covid passport when accessing any nightlife establishment, as well as restaurants and celebration venues with capacity higher that 50 people in its interior spaces as well as in all the nightlife venues regardless of the capacity. In case of receiving the endorsement of justice, the regulations will come into force this Saturday, December 4 and it is expected to extend the obligation of this certificate to other activities if the alert level increases with a higher incidence of the virus.
As the only relaxation of the measures, it will be allowed that, from Saturday, the clients of nightclubs and other leisure establishments can have their drinks standing up, while until now the norm requires them to remain seated to consume. To dance, the Government requires that the mask continue to be worn.
Update 17 Nov 2021
Currently the legal framework in Spain does not establish the obligation of vaccination and impose a confinement to the unvaccinated, as has already been established in Austria and is in the process of being approved in Germany, it would be ruled out in our country since “It would violate the rights fundamental “, they affirm from the magistrate sector.
Despite the pressure on hospitals at the moment being low and the number of vaccinated very high, several Spanish communities are already studying expanding the use of the COVID certificate to access certain events or places, especially in view of the upcoming Christmas festivities where large numbers of people are expected to gather in closed spaces.
Update 21 Sep 2021
The Balearic Government has announced a relaxation of the restrictions due to the coronavirus pandemic on the islands.
The catering establishments on the island of Ibiza extend their opening hours until 2, that is, one more hour. Thus, the closure is established between 2 and 6 in the morning.
In addition, the number of diners per table is also expanded, with a maximum of eight people being set indoors and twelve outdoors, compared to four indoors and eight outdoors so far.
On the other hand, restrictions on nighttime social and family encounters between non-cohabitants in Formentera and Mallorca are also eliminated. In Ibiza the restriction is maintained between 2 and 6 in the morning. In Menorca this limitation was already eliminated.
The new measures, derived from an improvement in the epidemiological situation in the islands, come into effect at midnight from Monday to Tuesday and will be in effect until September 13, when they will be reviewed by the Balearic executive.
It must be remembered that Ibiza is the only Balearic island that remains at extreme risk, with a cumulative incidence of 318.1 positive cases per 100,000 inhabitants after 14 days, while in Menorca it is 131.7 and in Formentera it is at 176.4.
Update 02 July 2021
The Balearic Government does not rule out recovering restrictions in the face of an epidemiological situation that it qualifies as “critical”
“We are in a critical situation, or very stressed, epidemiologically,” said this Friday the spokesman for the covid-19 committee in the Balearic Islands, Javier Arranz.
Arranz has clarified, however, that there is no immediate risk of saturation of the hospitals because most of the new cases occur among young people between 16 and 29 years old, an age group in which the impact of the coronavirus is less serious than in the elderly population.
The specialist has assured that “it is being studied” whether it is necessary to adopt limitations of mobility or activities to contain the increase in incidence, which although it responds mainly to outbreaks linked to youth nightlife, also has a component of “community transmission” .
We will continue to report in case restriction measures are adopted on the islands shortly.
Update 01 June 2021
Bars and restaurants will be able to have eight people per table on the terraces from Sunday and open until 11.30 pm. The new relaxation of restrictions against the coronavirus that will be presented this afternoon and will be approved on Friday will also allow all interiors to be opened with 50% capacity regardless of whether or not they have a terrace.
In this way, in a new step within the framework of the Government’s slow de-escalation strategy, in addition to the end of the current curfew at midnight, the end of the limitation of the capacity of places of worship to 50 percent and the extension of family and social gatherings to eight people indoors and 15 outdoors, this Sunday the restrictions in the hospitality sector will also be relaxed again: the main change will be the extension to eight people the limit of people per table in the terraces. At the moment they will remain in four indoors, where the Government continues to warn of greater risk.
On the other hand, in the case of large venues, it will be established at a maximum of 150 people indoors and 250 people outdoors. The Government also plans to differentiate between areas to maintain greater restrictions in those centers most linked to excess tourism.
These new restrictions would be maintained for fifteen days until next June 21.
Update 06 May 2021
These are the restrictions that will be in force in Ibiza after the end of the state of alarm authorized by the Superior Court of Justice of the Balearic Islands:
The exceptional measures approved by the Balearic Government to combat the pandemic in the Balearic Islands are maintained. The restrictions will be in force between May 9, the day on which the state of alarm decreed by the government of Spain ends, and May 23, 2021.
It is specifically about the following restrictions:
The limitation of travel and circulation on public roads between (23) and (6) is still in force and only those carried out for essential reasons are allowed.
PCR and controls to enter the islands.
People from other communities or cities who intend to enter any of the Balearic Islands, by air or sea, must undergo a control on the reason for the displacement and, where appropriate, a health control. They must present a negative test or undergo an antigen test when they arrive in the Balearic Islands, have a PCR done within 48 hours or maintain a 10-day quarantine.
Limits on family and social gatherings
Limits are maintained in family and social gatherings and gatherings for a maximum of six people indoors or outdoors, both in public and private spaces. Work activities, institutional activities, transport activities and educational centers, sports or cultural activities are not included in the limitation provided in this section.
Update 22 April 2021
The Balearic Government plans tomorrow to extend the curfew until (23 hours) , coming into effect on Monday, and extend the hours of the terraces of bars and restaurants from (8 hours) to (22.30 hours), except on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, which should close at (17 hours) as it has been until now.
In addition, the capacity of the terraces is expanded to 100%.
Apart from what affects bars and restaurants, the business hours will be extended until (21 hours) and their capacity will be up to 75%.
On the beaches, the use of a mask will not be mandatory if the safety distance can be maintained.
From the Balearic Government they insist on the need for the de-escalation to be slow to maintain “the magnificent health figures” and face the tourist season “with the maximum guarantees”
Update 12 April 2021
Ibiza enters phase 2 of the health alert, which implies the relaxation of some restrictions due to covid-19 in Ibiza, although the prohibition for restaurants to open their interior or extend their hours to serve dinners remains. The interiors of the restaurants will continue for another two weeks at least, despite the good epidemiological data on the island and the protests from the sector on the island that considers the measure “incoherent” and “unfair”. The opening may be until 5:00 p.m.
Ibiza, like Formentera and the other islands of the Balearic archipelago, recuperates its mobility, since the perimeter closure that affected all the communities at Easter has ended. The controls will continue in ports and airports and the 72-hour PCR requirement to enter the island is still in effect. The curfew remains unchanged: from 10 pm to 6 am.
Update 31 March 2021
Is Ibiza open in Easter 2021? Yes, check our FAQ page
Regarding the restrictions due to the covid-19 coronavirus in Ibiza during the Easter holidays, the closure of restaurants and bars is still in force at 5:00 p.m., the interiors will remain closed and only the terraces will remain open, with a restriction of a maximum of 6 people per table and with the safety distance required by the authorities.
The requirement for a negative PCR of a maximum of 72 hours in advance to enter the islands for other European visitors and perimeter closure with the peninsula remains in force.
Update 12 March 2021
Is Ibiza open in Easter 2021? Yes, check our FAQ page
The island of Ibiza enters the Level 3 health alert a few days before the start of Easter and the Government has established a series of limitations to prevent the spread of covid-19 and try to avoid as much as possible problems facing the season of summer.
The opening of Ibiza and Formentera is scheduled for March 15 according to the regulations of the Government. This means that residents of these islands will be able to move freely between them, citizens of the peninsula will not be able to enter due to their perimeter closures, but foreign visitors will be able to arrive.
Controls will continue in ports and airports and a negative PCR will be required.
The terraces of bars and restaurants may open until 5:00 p.m., the interiors of the bars will remain closed. The number of people per table is limited to 6.
Update 10 March 2021
On Monday, March 8, the Balearic Government spokesman confirmed that if the good evolution conditions of the fourth wave continue at a good pace, the anti-covid-19 restrictions that are currently in force will be reviewed.
The spokesman has advanced that it is expected that this coming Friday it will be authorized that the terraces of bars and restaurants on the island of Ibiza can reopen from March 15.
The spokesperson stressed the importance of tackling a “patterned” de-escalation to avoid that, as happened in the previous phases of the pandemic, an excessive relaxation of the mobility and assembly limitations imposed on the population leads to a new wave, more dangerous now given the prevalence of the British variant of the coronavirus, more contagious.
For this reason, although the measures that will be approved for the next fortnight are still pending of concretion and negotiation, they have advanced that it will be proposed to maintain the beginning of the night curfew at 10 p.m., the limit of opening of bars and restaurants at 5.00 p.m and the shops at 20 p.m.
Update 24 February 2021
According to the local press, the Balearic Government will approve a new decree on Friday by which the island of Ibiza will remain at level 4 of restrictions for two more weeks from tomorrow. Likewise, in said decree, it will appear that Formentera passes to level 2.
Despite the fact that the epidemiological situation in Ibiza continues to improve, the data are still high due above all to the presence of the British variant, and that although progress is being made well, the incidence is still high.
Thus, Ibiza will remain with closed perimeter. Entering or leaving the island is still prohibited except for duly justified reasons. A possible opening of the terraces of bars and restaurants had been envisioned, but if nothing changes in the next few hours, they will have to remain closed. Social and family gatherings outside the family nucleus will also continue to be prohibited. Outside of these three basic rules, perhaps there may be some relaxation of some of the minor measures.
Meetings between the local authorities are xpected for tomorrow to discuss the situation and subsequently make the decisions known to the population.
Update 9 February 2021
The Balearic Government has confirmed today that the reinforced Level 4 and the perimeter closures of the islands of Ibiza and Formentera will continue beyond next Saturday, February 13.
Therefore, no flexibility is planned for Ibiza and Formentera at the moment, since the pressure of the ICU and recent deaths reach “terrible” figures, according to the Government spokesperson.
Despite the fact that both Ibiza and Formentera register a decrease in the accumulated incidence of cases, the figures remain high and it is extremely necessary to consolidate the downward trend. For this, it has been found that the restrictive measures that are being applied in both islands are effective, and are proving essential in stopping the transmission of the virus.
Update 22 January 2021
Ibiza reinforces the protection of the territory against coronavirus with controls at the port and the airport to try to stop the escalation of coronavirus infections covid-19. The Balearic Government has announced today, Friday, January 22, the closure of the island of Ibiza from tomorrow, Saturday, until next January 30.
In this way, the islands of Ibiza and Formentera will be isolated and the entry and exit of the islands will only be allowed for “essential” reasons, such as travel due to professional obligation, attendance at educational centers, return to habitual residence or assistance to the elderly, minors or vulnerable, among others.
Pilar Costa, spokesperson for the Balearic Government, stressed that the islands of Ibiza and Formentera are experiencing a “critical moment, perhaps the worst of the entire pandemic,” she said, but pointed out that the “experience” allows us to offer a ” more efficient response, from the social and health point of view “.
Update 19 January 2021
The president of the Balearic Government, Francina Armengol, assured yesterday at a press conference that the curfew will be brought forward at 8:00 p.m. in Mallorca and Ibiza (at the moment the curfew is at 10:00 p.m.) if the central government offers that possibility. This matter will be debated tomorrow in the inter-territorial council of Health.
For this reason, the president of the Balearic Government indicated that the chosen option, also in the case of Ibiza after entering level 4 reinforced with extreme risk by the covid, was to recommend to the population not to leave their homes from 8:00 p.m. and advance the closing of the shops at that time. For her part, the spokeswoman for the Balearic Government insisted that currently the population of Ibiza should only go out for “the essentials”, which is to go to work, take the children to school or go shopping, so, from the 20 hours, “there is little activity to do.”
The Balearic Government is not in favor of asking the central government for a total confinement of the population. “The restrictions in the Balearic Islands are already strong and it is necessary to achieve a balance between the essential sanitary measures and a minimum economic and social activity, especially in the relationships of children in schools,” they said, while reiterating the need to “comply with the restrictive measures that exist now.”
Update 11 January 2021
The Government of the Balearic Islands will rise Ibiza to level 4 and strengthen measures to curb the spread of covid-19 coronavirus infections in island.
From tomorrow tuesday midnight onwards, the new restrictions come into force, which will mainly affect bars and restaurants, shops and gyms, among others.
Curfew: between 10 pm and 6 am, but the Government recommends that the population stay in their homes, reduce mobility to the maximum and carry out only the essential activities.
As far as possible, urges the population to be in their homes from 8 pm.
Social gatherings outside the family or cohabitants are prohibited, only people from the same group can gather together. Older people living alone will be able to join a family unit.
Meetings of children with their parents are excluded in the event that they live in different homes, as well as people with a marital or couple relationship who live in different homes. In addition, cases of care and attention for children, the elderly or dependents, with disabilities or especially vulnerable are excluded from the ban, for justified reasons.
The activity of cafes, bars and restaurants is suspended, which can only do home delivery and takeaway.
Large stores (shops of more than 400 square meters) will have to remain closed, except for supermarkets and establishments that supply essential goods. Small business, however, continues as before. With a capacity of 30% and closing at 20.00 hours.
The activity of gyms and spas is suspended.
These measures, among others, have been taken to avoid those activities that can cause situations in which the rules and recommendations to prevent contagion are not correctly respected. Schools will continue to operate normally.
These measures will extend for fifteen days.
Update 04 January 2021
Ibiza will return to phase 3 starting this Thursday 7 january due to the increase in covid cases on the island. This was just announced by the spokesperson for the Balearic Government.
The new measures will be maintained at least until January 26, when the situation on the island will be evaluated again. Among other restrictions, phase 3 foresees the following rules:
- Social gatherings: Maximum six people both indoors and outdoors.
- Mobility: curfew from (10) p.m. to (6) a.m.
- Bars & restaurants: The interior of the restaurants and cafeterias will remain closed. On the terraces, the capacity must be a maximum of 75% and with a maximum of 6 people per table.
All the premises must be closed at ten o’clock at night and the use of the bar’s counter is prohibited.
Update 22 December 2020
In response to the new strain of the coronavirus covid-19 that is much more contagious in the United Kingdom, the government of Spain cancels flights from the UK except for nationals and residents.
All those who visit the Balearic Islands, national and international, will have to undergo health controls in ports and airports, proving their health with a negative PCR within 72 hours prior to entering the islands or antigen test. This measure is in effect from December 20 and will continue until May 9.
There are planned fines of up to 3000 euros for those who try to access the islands without a proper PCR. Likewise, infringers will undergo an antigen test at the same port or airport which, if positive, will force them to quarantine.
Update 10 December 2020
While in Mallorca the curfew is brought forward at 10 pm due to bad data these days, Ibiza can still enjoy bars and restaurants until midnight.
As an exception and due to the Christmas holidays, during December 24, 25 and 31 the curfew will be established until 1.30 in the morning.
The president of the Insular Council has stressed that the strictest measures that have operated in Ibiza in recent weeks, similar to those that are now being implemented in Mallorca, have had a good result and Ibiza is the island with the best data, only behind Formentera.
On the other hand, we highlight that the government of Spain will allow international travelers from risk countries, in addition to a PCR, to also prove a negative diagnosis of active Covid infection with a TMA test performed 72 hours before entry. in the country.
In this way, the resolution that came into force on November 23 is modified, which only allowed to support the negative result with a PCR test.
The TMA test is a molecular viral RNA detection technique with equivalent reliability for the detection of SARS-CoV-2.
The new resolution, which will come into force tomorrow, also establishes that children under six years of age will not be required to have to prove a negative result in these diagnostic tests in order to enter Spain.
The Health Control Form that passengers must complete before entering the country, will include a question about whether they have a negative diagnostic test performed within 72 hours prior to arrival in Spain. At any time, the passenger may be asked to accredit the test result.
In addition, the sanitary controls that are already carried out on all international passengers at the entry points are maintained, such as temperature control and visual control.
Update 03 December 2020
New restrictions for the island of Ibiza between December 23 and January 6.
The Balearic Minister of Health, Patricia Gómez, announced yesterday that up to ten people will be able to gather in the family celebrations of the most important dates of Christmas: December 24, 25 and 31 and January 1. Those ten people, should not belong “to more than two family units.” In the same way, this figure may be exceeded in households in which there are more than ten cohabiting. The rest of the days the family reunions cannot exceed six people.
She also announced that on Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve, the curfew, which is currently at midnight, will be delayed until 1:30. The councilor announced that sporting events planned for these dates, such as the popular San Silvestre races, are prohibited.
In addition, she pointed out that the Balearic Islands, like the Canary Islands, will not have perimeter restrictions.
During these dates, gathering in a house of ten to fifteen people is considered a minor offense punishable by up to 3,000 euros. If the meeting exceeds fifteen people, the penalty for the family (both for the organizer and for the attendees) who would commit a serious offense, could reach 60,000 euros. In meetings of more than 150 people, fines can reach 600,000 euros, sources from the Balearic Government indicated.
The Balearic Government appeals to the responsibility of citizens so that these Christmas holidays run smoothly and do not put the coming months and consequently the summer season at stake.
Update 30 November 2020
Since November 28, the Balearic Islands have a new health alert level system and also a new Plan of exceptional prevention, containment and coordination measures to face the health crisis caused by COVID-19.
This plan orders and details the restrictions that must be applied from now on depending on the level of alert in which each territory is.
The application of the following levels, except in an emergency, will be updated every 2 weeks based on the epidemiological indicators.
Ibiza is at level 3, high risk. The restrictions at this level are, among others, the following:
1. Meetings are still limited to 6 people, both indoors and outdoors.
2. The ban on smoking in public spaces remains in force if the distance of two meters cannot be respected, as well as on the terraces of bars and restaurants, regardless of the distance between tables.
3. The curfew will be in effect from twelve at night to six in the morning.
4. Options are given to increase the capacity of the establishments, depending on the measurements of carbon dioxide in their interiors. It will be only 30% of the maximum capacity until bars, cafes and restaurants install a CO2 meter.
From then on, and if the concentration levels of this gas are lower than 800 ppm, the occupancy can be increased to 60%. Establishments have until December 15 to install carbon dioxide markers.
We will have to wait until December 15 to find out what restrictions will be in effect at Christmas on the islands. That will be the date on which the Balearic Government will review the level of the pandemic situation according to the new health alert level system.
Update 26 November 2020
The Balearic Government confirms that as of Saturday, November 28, smoking will be allowed on the street and in any public space. But with two limitations: it is required to maintain a safety distance of two meters and it is forbidden to smoke while walking on public roads, the Ministry of Health has confirmed.
However, on the terraces of bars and restaurants, smoking will continue to be prohibited, even if the space is completely open and the required distance of two meters is met.
The Ministry of Health highlights the improvement in the epidemiological situation in the Balearic Islands and admits that in open spaces, if the safety distances are met, the risk of transmission of Covid-19 is very limited.
Public Health will increase control over the prohibition of smoking on bar terraces, where it continues to be totally banned, and in public outdoor spaces where there are concentrations of people who are considered to be at risk for the transmission of the virus. In these cases, the fines of one hundred euros will remain in force for anyone who breaches the rule.
On the other hand, Ibiza businessmen are pressuring the Balearic Government to lift with “urgency” the toughest restrictions that apply only on the island of Ibiza to reduce the incidence of the Covid-19 pandemic. The businessmen’s association formally requested yesterday not wait any longer and make the limitations imposed on bars and restaurants in Ibiza equal to those of the rest of the Balearic Islands; that is to say, to delay the curfew until midnight and allow the service inside the establishments.
This demand is supported by the decrease in the incidence of Covid-19 in Ibiza and the statements of the president of the Balearic Government, who assured that if the incidence of the coronavirus on the island continued to improve, the restrictions would be relaxed. And she marked a date: next Saturday, the 28th.
Update 19 November 2020
The president of the Balearic Government announced yesterday that the restrictions on the islands of Ibiza and Formentera due to the coronavirus pandemic covid-19, will continue until next November 27, as established now, despite the improvement in data incidence of the covid 19 in the islands.
As of november 27, it is being studied to relax the current restrictions, delay the curfew and vary the outdoor and indoor capacity of bars and restaurants, among others.
At the same meeting, the president stressed the need for the island to give “an image of a safe destination”, for which she explained that she continues to negotiate with the Government of Spain that the control of the PCR test should be don also to spanish travelers coming to the islands.
As of November 23, “anyone who comes from a country with a high incidence of covid 19, more than 150 positive cases of covid-19 per 100,000 inhabitants, must provide a negative PCR”.
Whoever arrives without PCR, may be sanctioned by the Foreign Health Service and at the same time they will be offered to do an antigen test that will be fully paid for by the Government of Spain ”, he explained
Update 12 November 2020
Spain will require international travelers from countries at risk to have a negative PCR test in the 72 hours prior to arrival in Spain in order to enter the country, and their accreditation may be requested from the passenger at any time, as reported by this Wednesday the Ministry of Health.
This measure will come into force on November 23 and will be added to the health controls that are already carried out on international passengers at the entry points, among which are temperature control.
The president of the Balearic Islands, at a press conference, recalled that the only nationalities that will not need to undergo these tests to reach the Balearic Islands will be Ireland, Norway, Finland and Greece, countries whose contagion rates are below 150 cases per per 100.000 inhabitants, well below those registered, for example, in the United Kingdom, with 443 cases per 100.000 inhabitants.
In any case, she recalled that “at the moment, we have an incidence of approximately half of what there is in Spain”, which is why the airport and port closure is not contemplated in the short term.
Within the new Health Control Form that every passenger must complete before entering the country, the requirement of a negative PCR carried out within 72 hours prior to arrival in Spain will be included from now on. The document must be original, written in Spanish or English and can be submitted in paper or electronic format.
Travel agencies, tour operators and air or maritime transport companies must inform passengers about the obligation to have a PCR with a negative result in order to travel.
Update 7 November 2020
The health department of the Balearic government extends the restrictions on the island of Ibiza for two weeks.
Ibizans will still not be able to meet with more than six people, restaurants and bars will continue with the interiors closed. Gyms will not be able to exceed 30% of the capacity and 50% for the shops. The curfew will continue to be from 22.00 to 6.00.
This was stated yesterday by Patricia Gómez, counselor of the Balearic Health Ministry, who announced that the specific restrictions for Ibiza are extended for another fifteen days since the incidence of the virus on this island is high and these measures are currently working.
Gómez acknowledged that the contagion figures for covid-19 in Ibiza are below the average for the rest of the country but defended the restrictions: “We are at a critical moment; Depending on what will happen in the next few weeks, we could be under an uncontrolled transmission. ” “We can not lower our guard,” insisted the councilor, who reiterated the message that the Government has repeated all week: “At the moment, house confinement is not necessary.”
Update 4 November 2020
The president of the Balearic Government has confirmed today that for now a home confinement is not considered in the Balearic Islands because it is a “very harsh measure” for citizens, although she does not rule it out if the epidemiological situation requires it.
She also stressed that the situation in the islands is “much better” than in the rest of the country. The priority policy is to make citizens understand that they have to learn to live with the virus, following the recommendations to avoid contagion.
In relation to the current measures that are being applied, where there is a curfew at 10 pm, the Balearic government indicates that its continuity will depend on the results of these next few days since at the moment they extend until November 9.
Update 30 October 2020
The evolution of the pandemic in Ibiza forces the health authorities to increase the restrictive measures that have been applied throughout the month of October.
The decree published yesterday afternoon by the Balearic Government has a validity of two weeks, although it is not ruled out to extend it as infection levels change on the island.
The new restrictive measures come into force for the entire island as of tonight and must be respected by both residents and visitors who are currently on the island of Ibiza or plan to travel in the next two weeks.
1. Between 10 pm and 6 am it is forbidden to leave home. With some exceptions, such as going to the emergency services and pharmacies, but only to the one closest to the home or to the health center “for reasons that cannot be postponed.”. The same goes for the vet. It is also possible to go to and from work and travel to take care of minors, the elderly or “dependents” is allowed. Other exceptions are urgent police or judicial actions. It is possible to get out in those eight hours to be in time to catch planes or boats.
2. Inside the bars and restaurants customers are not allowed. Customers of bars, cafes and restaurants may only cross the threshold of these establishments to go to the bathroom. And to pick up take away food. Furthermore, the terraces will only be able to function with 50% of their capacity and the arrangement of the tables must guarantee the established distance and no more than six people may meet there. Clients should remove masks only when drinking or eating.
3. It is recommended to avoid meetings with people outside the family nucleus in which groups of more than six people are prohibited both in the private and in the public sphere, except in the case of cohabiting people. Also, if these meetings are in public spaces, they will not be able to drink or eat. This measure excludes meetings in the workplace and on public transport. Up to fifteen people may gather at wakes and funerals. In any case, you must respect the safety distances and wear a mask.
4. Academies and Driving schools centers may teach at 50% of their class capacity and never with more than six students. These groups, however, may not in any case exceed six people and it is essential to adopt the necessary measures so that there is a meter and a half of distance between the students.
Update 26 October 2020
The second state of alarm decreed in Spain to face the new wave of the covid-19 pandemic includes a series of measures such as limitations on night mobility or the number of participants in social gatherings.
The objective of these new measures is to stop the coronavirus and they trust that this time it will not be necessary to return to a complete closure.
The approved measures are the following:
Restrictions on night mobility between hours 23.00 and 6.00
During that period of time it is forbidden to circulate on the street without duly justified cause. The police control will compliance with this measure.
It will last for the next 15 days, until November 9, depending on the situation of the pandemic in the territory of the Balearic Islands, the president of the Balearic Government will decide or not its continuation.
2. Mobility within the island.
The president of the Balearic government will have the power to define, if he deems it appropriate, the areas to be confined, which can go from the entire island to smaller areas such as towns or neighborhoods.
It is forbidden to enter or leave these areas, except for reasons of force majeure such as going to work, going to the doctor or caring for sick or dependent people, among others, which would not be allowed to move for other reasons such as leisure, including meetings relatives.
3. Social gatherings of six.
Prohibition of exceeding the maximum of six people in social gatherings.
4. Ports and airports
At the moment there is no type of control or restriction but the president of the Balearic Government hinted at the last meeting that the implementation of health controls for passengers arriving from outside the island is being managed.
Update 24 October 2020
The bad data on the incidence of the virus in the islands in general and in Ibiza city in particular, remove the possibility that, this Friday, the restrictions, implemented in the municipality almost five weeks ago, will be relaxed. This is what Javier Arranz, spokesman for the Balearic Infectious Diseases Management Committee, dropped yesterday in his weekly appearance to explain the evolution of the pandemic. Keep connected for more info and updates.
Update 16 October 2020
The city of Ibiza will remain confined for another week
“The epidemiological situation has improved, but a further effort is needed,” says the third deputy mayor of the Ibiza Town Hall, Carmen Boned
The restrictions in the municipality of Ibiza will be relaxed as of this Friday night, although they will be extended for another week, given that the epidemiological situation, although it has dropped, the incidence rate remains very close to 300 cases per 100,000 inhabitants .
Update 13 October 2020
The restriction measures that affect the entire city of Ibiza will be still valid for 4 more days, therefore until 17 October all neighbours of the city will have to respect the recommendations to limit unnecessary travel and reduce personal and social contacts with people who are not from the usual coexistence environment.
Update 2 October 2020
Starting this Friday, October 2 at ( 22.00 ), the restriction measures that affected some areas of Ibiza Town will be extended to the entire city for the next fifteen days.
This was announced today by the Minister of Health, Patricia Gómez, at a press conference from the Consell de Ibiza.
On the other hand, San Antonio awaits the announcement of the lifting of the restrictions today, since, compared to Ibiza city, the incidence figures of Covid have improved these last two weeks.
“There are no mobility restrictions, they are recommendations to limit unnecessary travel and reduce personal and social contacts with people who are not from the usual coexistence environment,” said Marga Frontera, the technical advisor.
In the social sphere, “where there are more outbreaks”, meetings are limited to a maximum of 5 people. As for gyms, sports centers and places of worship, the maximum capacity is 25%.
On the other hand, academies and private teaching centers must reduce the capacity to 50% and the groups will be of 5 people maximum.
Playgrounds will remain closed.
Fairs and popular festivals continue to be suspended.
Update 30 September 2020
The Balearic government confirms today that the restrictions that until now applied to certain areas of Ibiza, will apply from Friday to the entire city of Ibiza until 15 october. In addition, they increase the restrictions to stop the covid-19.
The establishments must close at ( 22.00 ) and meetings are limited to a maximum of five people.
It will not be a restriction on mobility, but it will be a “very strong” recommendation that the movement of citizens must be limited.
Thus, among other measures, the capacity will be a maximum of 25 percent in restaurants and bars with indoor spaces, places of worship or gyms.
In relation to catering, there may only be a maximum of five people per table and business hours are limited to 10 pm, with preferential hours to serve risk groups.
Likewise, it has considered that the restrictions applied until today and for two weeks in some areas of Ibiza have been positive, but “not sufficient”. “It is necessary to take more measures,” he said in relation to Ibiza.
About Sant Antoni, the councilor has indicated that the situation has improved “very significantly”, with a positivity rate that has gone from 9.76 to 5.46 percent. Patricia Gómez has indicated that the situation is therefore more favorable and that a close monitoring is being carried out to make decisions in the coming days.
The Government has indicated that these measures are aimed at protecting the population and containing the transmission of the virus.
Update 28 September 2020
The Ministry of Health of the Balearic Government has ensured that the confined neighborhoods in Ibiza and San Antonio acted as sources of contagion to neighboring areas, in addition to accumulating the highest incidence rate of COVID-19 infections at the time of making the decision to restrict mobility in both areas.
After having done PCR tests in confined areas, the voluntary screening of Ibiza town and Sant Antoni will be extended for at least two days. After the low response it had during the scheduled days, it is now decided to extend these tests to the entire population between 15 and 40 years of age and caregivers of vulnerable people residing within the areas in which the restrictions are being applied. In addition, from the Ibiza and Formentera Health Area they indicated that if the response is satisfactory and there are more requests than available appointments, this screening will be extended to subsequent days. On Monday the mobile unit to carry out the PCR will be in Can Misses and on Tuesday it will be in Can Coix. To attend the PCR, you must request an appointment. At the moment, the restrictions are maintained in both areas throughout this week.
25 September 2020
The president of the Balearic Government, announced in the Parliament in recent days new measures to stop the curve of coronavirus infections that include new mobility restrictions for the neighborhoods of Ibiza city and San Antonio that have been most affected by Covid-19, not only due to the number of cases, but also due to their high concentration.
The authorities have wanted to emphasize that it is not a lockdown as such, but a series of measures restricting mobility. Although the incidence of the coronavirus in the Balearic Islands has improved in recent days, these measures are imposed to protect and sensitize the Balearic population.
As of last Friday, September 18, 2020 at 10 p.m., the following areas were confined:
Ibiza: the Eixample or Eivissa Center. Area marked between Avenida de la Paz, Avenida de España and Ignasi Wallis (perimeter delimited by the confluence between these three streets)
San Antonio: the center of the urban area. Area between the Paseo Marítimo, c/ Johann Sebastián Bach, c/ José Ramón y Cajal, and Avenida Isidor Macabich.
All people living in the affected areas of Ibiza and San Antonio must reduce their mobility as much as possible and justify their travels for 15 days. Residents of the affected areas will not be able to leave the confined perimeter (nor enter non-residents) except to cover basic needs
Public transportation will traverse confined areas without a problem.