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Ibiza Coronavirus Update (20) 4-6-2021

The end is in sight.

The easing of restrictions continues and Ibiza and Formentera will remain at Level 1 (situation in control) of the Govern Balear’s classification. This week sees another important step towards normalisation, with the rest of Spain, as the night-time curfew has finally been lifted. At last!  

There has been a slight increase on Covid cases here on both islands over the past few days, of around 10 cases per day, but it has not resulted in a rise in hospitalisations. There are still around 100 active cases on the islands, with only 10 of those cases requiring hospitalisation.

The 14-day cumulative total for Ibiza is now at 36 per 100k population, meaning there is a very low risk of infection. It is still significantly lower than the rest of Spain, which now stands at 132 cases per 100k.

Most importantly, there have been no fatalities here for over 8 weeks now.


Vaccination

As the flow of vaccines continues to increase, more of the local population is being protected against the virus. All island residents over the age of 50 have now been offered a jab, with over 1000 people per day receiving their doses. The majority of key front-line workers, the elderly and vulnerable have been fully immunised.


Rules

With the night-time curfew lifted and the limitation on the size of social gatherings annulled by the Supreme Court, there are still some restrictions on the opening hours of communal premises, though these too have been reduced. The latest set of regulations will remain in force until 20 June.

The key information:

  • Bars and restaurants. Outside: 100% of terrace space can be opened, with a maximum of 10 person per table. Maximum of 250 people. Closed by 00:00
  • Bars and restaurants. Inside: Up to 50% capacity of those establishments which don’t have a terrace, 30% for those that do. Up to 6 persons per table, with a maximum capacity of 150 persons. Closed by 00:00.
  • Shops are now open 100% and can remain open until 00:00
  • Hotels can open their interior communal spaces up to 50% capacity.
  • Social gatherings unlimited. (Although the Govern Balear do recommend a limit of 15 persons outside and 10 inside.)
  • Beaches and Children’s Playgrounds Open all day but they must close from 22:00 to 06:00
  • Cinemas can open their doors to 66% capacity as long as one empty seat is maintained between groups of 2 people from the same household.
  • Funerals, wakes and ceremonies are limited to 50 persons outside and 20 inside (or maximum 50% capacity).
  • Weddings, baptisms and communions can resume with up to 120 persons outside as long as all participants are vaccinated or can produce a negative diagnostic test result. Dancing is allowed at weddings as long as a mask is worn.
  • Museums, libraries, exhibitions and cultural centres can open up to 100% capacity.
  • Excursions and outdoor activities the limits have been raised to 50 participants.
  • Sports events and competitions are able to invite spectators, with 50% capacity (up to a maximum of 2000) outside, or 50% capacity (up to a maximum of 800) inside.

Masks remain compulsory in all public places (except beaches), but this measure may be reviewed by the national government soon.


Travel

Spain has opened the doors to travellers from other parts of Spain, the European Union and Schengen zone, the United Kingdom and the United States of America. Sadly however, at the time of writing, the UK Government has decided not to add Spain or the Balearic Islands to the Green List of countries for British tourists, meaning they will still be required to quarantine on their return home.

All travellers to the Balearic Islands have to fill out a Health Check Form. Find detailed information about travelling in English here.

The situation is constantly evolving, with new announcements on a virtually daily basis. Always make sure you check the latest travel advice given by your own country’s Foreign Office before travelling.


Testing

For more information about Covid testing for travel to the Balearic Islands, please check our previous update no.19 here.

If you require Coronavirus testing while travelling home from Ibiza, check out our latest article for some very useful information.

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