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.