Covid rules for Mallorca, Ibiza, Menorca and Formentera in the Spanish Balearic Islands

The Balearic Islands are a popular choice with British tourists thanks to direct flights to Mallorca, Menorca and Ibiza and warmer winter temperatures.

While England are set to weather storms Dudley and Eunice this week, Mallorca – sometimes spelled in English as Majorca – will enjoy the sunshine. Over a week to half term, the BBC’s first forecast says holidaymakers can expect sunny days and temperatures of up to 17C, compared to 9C in Newcastle. After almost two years of Covid-19 restrictions, it’s easy to see why a winter trip to Spain’s Mediterranean islands is tempting in February.

There are direct flights from Newcastle to Palma, Mallorca, via EasyJet, but direct airport connections to Menorca and Ibiza will not resume until March, via Ryanair, and then later in the season from Jet2. Those wishing to fly from Newcastle to Ibiza or Menorca before March can do so via airports including Amsterdam, Alicante and Palma.

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Spain recently changed its coronavirus rules to allow children who are not fully vaccinated, if they can produce a negative PCR test. Adults traveling to Spain from the UK as tourists must be fully vaccinated.

As well as Spain’s rules – which require masks to be worn indoors and on public transport, and people to stay 1.5m apart – there are different regional rules across the country. .

The Balearic Islands of Majorca (sometimes spelled Majorca), Menorca, Ibiza and Formentera set their own rules on closing times, dancing and how many people can be inside a venue at any one time.

Current rules mean indoor dance floors are technically ‘banned’ in the party capitals of Magaluf in Mallorca and St Antonio in Ibiza. But the bars are open and allowed to serve until the early hours.

Spain Covid-19 entry requirements including vaccinations and boosters for UK tourists

To enter Spain as a tourist from the UK, adults must be fully vaccinated. For those who have received a two-shot vaccine, such as Moderna, AstraZeneca or Pfizer, or a single-shot vaccine, such as Janssen, this means they must have had their last shot at least 14 days before travel and no later than 270 days before. to travel.

Those whose final hit is more than 270 days old will need a booster hit, although you don’t need to wait 14 days after your booster for it to be valid.

Those who are fully vaccinated or under the age of 12 do not have to take a Covid test before traveling to Spain.

All tourists over the age of six must complete a health screening form.

The vaccine requirement applies to tourists aged over 12 from the UK, but young people aged 12 to 17 who are not fully vaccinated can enter Spain if they produce a negative PCR test carried out within 72 hours of their trip, the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office confirmed.

Covid rules and restrictions in Spain – including Mallorca, Ibiza, Menorca and Formentera (Balearic Islands)

There are coronavirus safety rules that apply throughout Spain. These must be followed in addition to the additional regulations set out by the Balearic Islands government.

Masks must be worn indoors and at certain large events. It is no longer mandatory to wear a mask outdoors in Spain, although in some situations you will be required to do so. You can remove your mask to eat and drink.

The FCO says: “The use of face coverings is compulsory for anyone over the age of six on all forms of public transport in Spain and many other indoor public spaces. Face coverings are also compulsory at major events in outdoor and standing and seated events where social distancing of 1.5m cannot be observed.There are no further requirements for wearing face masks outdoors.

Spain still has a social distancing requirement, set at a distance of 1.5 metres. Spain no longer needs a Covid pass to visit the sites.

In the Balearic Islands there are also additional rules to follow.

Covid rules and restrictions in the Balearic Islands

The Balearic Islands have their own additional Covid rules which must be followed in addition to the laws which apply to all of Spain.

The rules may also differ from island to island. Mallorca, Ibiza and Formentera are subject to Tier 4 restrictions, which are stricter than the Tier 3 rules that apply to Menorca.

On all the islands there is no general curfew and sites can usually close at the time agreed on the licence. But there are slight differences on room capacity and dance rules.

What are the Covid rules for Ibiza, Mallorca and Formentera, level 4

According to the Balearic Tourism Agency (Agencia de Turismo de Baleares), Ibiza, Mallorca and Formentera are all subject to Tier Four rules.

  • No curfew is in place.
  • Bars and restaurants (which are not music or open late at night) can operate at 100% capacity indoors and outdoors. There is no limit on the number of people seated at a table and no limit on closing hours, other than that usually set by the venue’s license
  • Music bars and late night bars are only permitted 75% indoors and 100% outdoors. “Dance floors” are still off-limits and late-night indoor bars must close by 4 a.m.
  • No smoking inside or outside the premises, including terraces
  • “Cultural events” can take place 80% indoors and 100% outdoors

Ibiza aims to reopen most nightclubs as usual from April, reports Mix Mag.

What are the Covid rules for Menorca on level 3?

  • No curfew is in place
  • Bars and restaurants at 100% capacity, indoors and outdoors. No limit per person on the tables. No set closing time
  • Late night and music bars can open at 100% capacity, with no limit on tables per person
  • Dance floors are NOT prohibited unlike Ibiza, Mallorca and Formentera
  • No smoking inside or outside
  • “Cultural events” can take place 80% indoors and 100% outdoors

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