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June 19th

Ibiza enters phase 1 of de-escalation of Covid 19, these are the new restrictions that come into force today Saturday, June 19:

-Social and family gatherings: without limitation, caution is recommended and preventive measures are maintained.

-Ceremonies: Indoor 50 people and outdoor 120 people.

-Night bars: Indoor 6 people per table with a maximum of 50% of the capacity and outdoor 12 people per table with a maximum of 100% of the capacity. Close at 2am.

-Bars and restaurants: Outside 100% of the capacity with tables of up to 12 people, smoking is prohibited and inside 50% of the capacity with tables of maximum 6 people and closing at 2am.

June 6th

Spain reopens its borders to vaccinated international tourists. In addition, as of today the country joins the pilot test of the European digital green certificate.

From today, Monday, June 7th, Spain allows the entry of international tourists who have the complete  vaccinated against the coronavirus. In addition, international cruise ships will be able to dock.

Visitors must have received at least 14 days prior to arrival all necessary doses  from Pfizer, Moderna, AstraZeneca or Janssen, the vaccines authorized by the European Medicines Agency (EMA) or those from Siopharm or CoronaVac from Sinovac .

The reopening of international tourism coincides with the day in which Spain joins the pilot test of the digital green certificate, which will allow citizens of the European Union who are vaccinated, have passed the disease or present a negative test of covid- 19. This “covid passport”, in the form of a QR code, will officially enter into force on July 1st.

Tourists arriving in Spain from now on will find themselves in a country without a curfew and without restrictions on movement between their regions, although they will have to observe some limitations on schedules and capacity.

June 3rd

END OF CURFEW and the limitation of people in social meetings.

Since last May 9, Spain is out of the state of alarm and almost all the regions in Spain decided to eliminate the curfew. The same has not happened in the Balearic Islands because the government chaired by Mrs. Armengol decided to keep it as a precaution. It was planned to end the curfew next Sunday, June 6, but today the Supreme Court has annulled the curfew and the limitation of social gatherings in the Balearic Islands, considering that they are not proportional taking into account the epidemiological situation in the territory.

May 9th

End of the State of Alarm in Spain but Ibiza keeps curfew from 00h until 6am.

April 26th

New measures in the de-escalation process of the coronavirus pandemic in Ibiza:

  • Curfew from 11pm to 6am
  • Social gatherings in open air places with a maximum of 6 people
  • The terraces of the bars and restaurants 100% of capacity and closed indoors
  • Bars and restaurants: Monday to Sunday open until 5:00 p.m. and Monday to Thursday open from 8:00 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. also open
  • Shops open with 75% capacity and large stores up to 50% capacity. Open until 9pm

March 15th

Today marks one year since the government of Spain through its president Pedro Sánchez declared for the first time a state of alarm for COVID-19 (coronavirus). Ibiza has been a year with very complicated moments but little by little the numbers are improving. All the institutions in Ibiza have given everything they can to try to control the pandemic and save as many lives as possible.

March 15th

Starting today, Ibiza goes to level 3 de-escalation due to the coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19). At this level you can:
– The curfew is maintained from 10pm to 6am
– Shops and large stores open with a capacity of 50% and close at 8:00 p.m. (except essential shops)
– Gyms open  with 30% of capacity
– Outdoor contact sports: maximum 10 people
– Social meetings  maximum 6 people
– Bars and restaurants can open their terraces to 50% of capacity with a maximum of 4 people per table

January 13th

Ibiza goes to level 4. These are the restrictions:

  • Curfew at 10pm but it is recommended that the population stay home at 8pm
  • The activity in bars and restaurants is cancelled, they can only offer home delivery or take away
  • Businesses of more than 400 m2 will have to close except for supermarkets or essential goods establishments. Small businesses will continue with a maximum capacity of 30% and close at 8pm
  • Gyms and spas closed
  • Prohibition of public attendance at sports competitions

January 13th

Family gatherings and social gatherings are prohibited, both in public and private spaces and inside and outside of people who do not live together in the same house or apartment.

January 7th

Ibiza goes to level 3. These are the restrictions:

  • Social gatherings of maximum 6 people both indoors and outdoors
  • Curfew from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m
  • A maximum of 6 people can sit in bars and restaurants with a capacity of 75% outside and closed inside
  • A capacity of 50% in shops
  • Cinemas with 45% capacity and theaters 50
  • In sports spaces with medium risk of ventilation, the capacity will be 50% (maximum of 15 people in directed activities). With high risk the capacity will be 30% and with a maximum of six people in the directed activities

December 16th

Ibiza, due to the good data that is being produced in recent days, goes to level 2. At this level you can:

  • Meetings of up to 10 people outside and 6 inside
  • Curfew from 00:00 to 6am
  • In bars and restaurants inside 6 people can sit and outside 10 people per table
  • A capacity of 75% in shops
  • Cinemas with 45% capacity and theaters 50%

November 27th

The curfew from today will begin at 00:00 until 6:00, with this measure this restriction is delayed for 2 hours.

They may also open bars and restaurants inside the premises with a capacity of 30%.

The prohibition of smoking in any part of the public road in the Balearic Islands is eliminated, therefore now it is possible to smoke in the streets but as long as there is 2 meters of safety distance with any other person, one cannot move while smoking and smoking is prohibited on the terraces of the bars.

October 30th

New restrictions by the government of the Balearic Islands that affect the island of Ibiza:

-Curfew at 10pm until 6am.

-It is prohibited to serve food or drinks inside the bars or restaurants. It can only be served on the outdoor terraces with a maximum occupancy of 50% of the terraces and with tables of no more than 6 people.

-It is recommended to avoid encounters with non-partners.

-Academics, teaching centers: face-to-face classes at 50% and with no more than 6 students.

October 27th

The Spanish government has declared a state of alarm until May 9 to support the regions in making their decisions to stop the coronavirus.

A curfew has been decreed throughout Spain from 11pm to 6am with the option of a decision by the regions to start 1 hour before (10pm) or one hour later (00h).

The president of the Balearic Islands Francina Armengol has communicated that the curfew in the Balearic Islands will be from 00h to 6h. Therefore, the free movement of people on public roads in Ibiza and Formentera from 00h to 6am is prohibited unless it is for justified cause.

October 22nd

Restrictions are still active in Ibiza with the only change that now becomes a maximum of 6 people for meetings with friends or family instead of 10 as it was until now.

The government of Spain and the government of the Balearic Islands continue to fight so that the coronavirus virus does not spread within Spanish society. They ask the population to follow security measures and to restrict social relations to the maximum.

October 2nd

As of today there are new restrictions only in the city of Ibiza to combat the coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19) in Ibiza. These restrictions will be applied for the next 2 weeks and after the data will be analyzed, the measures that take effect today are:

-No commercial establishment (especially bars and restaurants) may close later than 10pm with a maximum of 5 people per table.

– The capacity of bars and restaurants may not exceed 25% indoors and also in churches, gyms and sports centers. On the terraces and outdoor areas the capacity may be up to 50%.

– Meetings of more than 5 people are prohibited, either in private homes or on the street.

-All parks and gardens in the municipality are closed

September 18th

Francina Armengol, president of the Balearic Islands government, has announced  from today the Eixample neighborhood in Ibiza city and the center of Sant Antoni de Portmany will have isolation and restrictions on mobility for at least 15 days.

“We are talking about difficult decisions that no one likes and require a greater sacrifice from citizens, businesses and workers, but we also know that they give results and will make us stop the virus sooner and return to normalcy sooner”, the president has argued.

The measures to stop the virus involve “new sacrifices for our citizens, but they are beginning to show their effectiveness” and, in fact, from “prudence, the contagion curve is flattening,” Armengol said.

-The gyms and sports centers will remain closed.

-People who do not live in confined areas can enter to go to the market to buy and leave the area quickly.

-The inhabitants of these areas should be at home from 10 at night.

-Bars, cafes and restaurants will be open but the indoor and outdoor capacity is reduced to 50% and they close at 10pm.

-Public transport will work as normal.

-Meetings of more than 5 people cannot be held.

-All religious ceremonies are suspended.

August 28th

The Government of the Balearic Islands chaired by Armengol has put new restrictions to combat the coronavirus and come into force today, Friday, August 28. These are the new measures:

-Forbidden to smoke in any public space without taking into account the safety distance between people

-Beaches and parks will be closed at night

-The obligation to wear a mask extends to the promenades and work centers although with exceptions in the latter case

-Forbidden to hold meetings of more than 10 people both in public establishments and in homes

-The allowed capacity, which is currently at 75%, is reduced to 50%. This limitation of people affects bars, restaurants, cultural and sports events, weddings, funerals and wakes

August 17th

Due to the outbreaks that have recently emerged in various places in Spain, the Spanish government has taken the following measures to try to control new cases of the coronavirus pandemic and therefore mandatory in Ibiza and Formentera:

-Smoking is prohibited in public spaces if you cannot maintain the 2-meter safety distance between people

-Nightlife venues, cocktail bars, dance halls and discos are closed

-Restaurants must close at 1 am at the latest

-Do not hold meetings of more than 10 people

August 5th

Vicent Marí, president of the Consell de Ibiza and the 5 mayors of the island’s municipalities met yesterday and reiterated that the island of Ibiza is a safe destination against COVI-19 and that they will continue to take and double if necessary, all the sanitary prevention measures that are necessary so that both its inhabitants and its visitors feel fully insured.

July 26th

The United Kingdom will force all travelers arriving from Spain to quarantine. And some airline will stop flying to Spain and see how the coronavirus outbreaks in Spain are evolving.

July 20th

The Govern of the Balearic Islands requests sanitary control for tourists who come to the island also if they are nationals.

July 12th

Starting today, the use of the mask in open and closed public places will be mandatory for people over 6 years old. Only when sunbathing, playing sports or eating or drinking should not wear the mask.

These measures are taken as a precaution for some small outbreaks of coronavirus in Spain and Ibiza.

June 14th

Spain advances its opening of borders to the countries of the Shengen area to June 21 except for Portugal, which will do so on June 1.

June 8th

Today Ibiza moves to phase 3.

June 5th

Ibiza will enter next Monday in phase 3 of the de-escalation due to the coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19). On the other hand Formentera will continue in phase 3.

June 3rd

Spain approves the extension of the state of alarm for the sixth and last time until June 21.

June 1st

Today, Formetera enters phase 3 of the de-escalation due to the COVI-19 pandemic (coronavirus).

In this new phase:

  • Any citizen can go outside at the time they want without restrictions
  • Meetings of up to 20 people are allowed
  • Restaurants will be able to open their terraces to 75% of their capacity, it is allowed to serve food inside it will be possible to serve at the bar as long as the 2-meter safety distance between people.
  • Hotels and tourist apartments are allowed to open common areas as long as they do not exceed 50% of their capacity
  • Attendance at religious temples is allowed as long as it does not exceed 75% of its capacity
  • Funeral  may be held with a maximum attendance of 50 people if they are outdoors and 25 people if they are indoors and burials or farewells for cremations are restricted to 50 people
  • Weddings are allowed with 150 people outdoors and 75 people in closed spaces as long as they do not exceed 75% of their capacity
  • Go to museums in groups of up to 20 people
  • Cinemas, theaters, auditoriums, circus must have predetermined seats and not exceed 50% of their capacity
  • Zoos, aquariums and tourist recreation centers can open to the public with a capacity of 50%

May 29th

Formentera will proceed to phase 3 of de-escalation by the coronavirus on Monday, June 1st. Ibiza will have to wait at least one more week to take this step.

May 25th

Ibiza enters phase 2 of the de-escalation.

May 23rd

The President of the Spanish Government Pedro Sánchez has announced today that there will be a tourist season for nationals and foreigners. Starting in July, Spain will receive foreigners with all the necessary security measures.

Spain after several months closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic (coronavirus) will open for nationals and tourists. Ibiza already expects to receive thousands of tourists to enjoy  this summer full of sun, beach and happiness.

May 22nd

Starting today, the movement time bands disappear in municipalities with up to 10,000 inhabitants. On the island of Ibiza it affects all municipalities (Santa Eulària, Sant Josep, Sant Antoni and Sant Joan) except Ibiza. In addition, in these towns with less than 10,000 inhabitants, they can start to open the markets, consume inside the bars / restaurants.

Ibiza will go to phase 2 since the data of the pandemic in Ibiza are good and continue with a very positive evolution.

The government has announced that next Monday, May 25, the towns of Barcelona and Madrid will pass to phase 1 of the de-escalation due to the COVI-19 pandemic (coronavirus).

May 21st

From today Thursday the use of the masks is mandatory in public spaces, whether outdoors or closed as long as the 2 meters of safety distance between people cannot be maintained, their failure to comply may result in a sanction. This measure is for people over 6 years of age, with the exceptions of those whose use is contraindicated for safety reasons or those who go jogging or cycling. Nor will it be enforceable in incompatible activities such as eating food or drinks and in circumstances where there is a cause of force majeure or a situation of need.

You can use any type of mask, recommended hygienic and surgical. The mask once put on must cover the nose, mouth and chin, on the contrary it will be used incorrectly. The mask should not be removed for speaking, coughing or sneezing.

May 20th

The spanish parlament today approved to extend the state of alarm in Spain for the coronavirus (COVID-19) until June 7.

May 17th

Ibiza continues this week in phase 1, easing some restriction measures.

-The opening of commercial premises and assimilated services is allowed with a useful exhibition and sale area of ​​less than or equal to 400 square meters. Those with a surface area greater than 400 square meters will be allowed to limit the space that is open to the public, adjusting to 400 square meters.

-It is authorized to make sales in commercial establishments “accompanied by measures to ensure that there are no crowds that prevent the maintenance of the safety distance, compliance with the limits of capacity or that compromise the rest of the established measures. These measures must immediately cease the aforementioned commercial or promotional actions.

-Hunting and recreational and sport fishing are allowed.

On the other hand, Formentera is entering phase 2 of the de-escalation today and these are the new measures:

-Consume inside bars (except for nightlife business) at 40% capacity and seated. You cannot be at the bar. Hotels can open the common areas.

-The shopping malls open with 30% capacity in common areas and 40% in stores.

-Cines, theaters, auditoriums and monuments can open to 1/3 of its capacity.

-Physical activity at any time of the day.

-Group classes of 20 people and with due physical distance.

-Students from universities, end-of-stage courses or children who their parents cannot take care of can return to class.

-Star the professional sports leagues.

-The swimming pools are open to 30% with restrictions.

-Recreational use of the beaches and swimming with physical distance.

-Weddings with 50 people or 100 if they are outdoors.

-Some visits to residences.

May 17th

The government rectifies and starting Monday, May 18, the Ibiza airport will be one of the airports in Spain where international flights will be able to land. The Minister José Luis Abalos has also confirmed that the airports of Alicante-Elche, Tenerife Sur and Seville are international entry points in Spain together with those already authorized: Barcelona, Madrid, Palma de Mallorca, Malaga and Gran Canaria.

May 15th

Spain extends the ban on non-essential international travel until June 15. While this measure lasts, only international flights will be able to land in the airports of El Prat (Barcelona), Barajas (Madrid), Malaga, Palma de Mallorca and Gran Canaria. On the other hand, the ports at the international level will also be closed, except for the ports of: Barcelona, Bilbao, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Malaga, Palma de Mallorca, Tenerife, Valencia and Vigo.

May 12th

The Spanish government imposes a 14-day quarantine for all people entering Spain from next May 15 and will last until the end of the state of alarm. They must remain in their home or accommodation, having to limit their movements only to the acquisition of food, basic necessities or pharmacy, go to health centers or due to force majeure or situations of need. They must make these movements with a mask, respect hygiene measures and may be subject to follow-up controls by the health authorities. This measure is the same as that taken by other countries close to Spain.

Only those coronavirus prevention measures (COVID-19) will be left out, cross-border workers, transporters, crews, health professionals who go to carry out their work activity as long as they have not been in contact with people diagnosed with COVID-19.

May 11th

Ibiza begins today phase 1 of lock down de-escalation of coronavirus pandemic (COVI-19), as started formentera last week. From today in Ibiza you can:

-Do meetings up to 10 people in a home or outdoors respecting the security measures

-The terraces of the bars and restaurants will be open with a maximum capacity of 50%

-Opening of hotels and tourist establishments excluding common areas

-Go for a walk anytime

-Freedom of movement on the island

May 6th

Today another extension of the state of alarm in Spain until May 24 has been approved in parliament. The numbers of infected and deaths are improving but the state wants to eradicate with the pandemic and that Spain is a safe place for all its inhabitants and visitors.

May 4th

Formentera starts today the end of isolation starting with phase O.

May 2nd

From today spanish people can go for a walk or do sports throughout the Spanish territory. To avoid contagions, crowds and protect the most vulnerable, it has to be done by time schedule.

  • People between 14 and 70 years old can go out from 6 a.m. to 10 a.m. and from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m.
  • People over 70 years old and people with disabilities can leave from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. and from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Boys and girls of 14 years old can go out from 12 p.m. to 7 p.m. with an adult, 1 time a day 1km away and 1 hour a day.
  • For people who live in towns with less than 5,000 population, they do not have any time restrictions to go out for a walk or do sports.

The population is reminded to wash their hands frequently, to maintain a safe distance of 2 meters from other people on the street, and to stay home in case of symptoms or quarantine.

These are measures to keep fighting against the COVID-19 pandemic (coronavirus) to come back slwoly to normal life in Ibiza and Spain. Ibiza and Formentera have not detected a new case of coronavirus for 4 days.

April 28th

Formentera will begin the end of isolation in Spain together with the islands of La Gomera, El Hierro and La Graciosa on May 4th. They will be the first territories in Spain where people can leave their homes because the incidence of COVI-19 in these territories has been lower.

April 26th

A short break for children under 14 who have been able to walk and play in the streets with an adult today with a maximum duration of 1 hour after 6 weeks of isolation at home because of coronavirus (COVID-19) in Ibiza and Formentera.

Coronavirus Ibiza Kids In The Street

April 23rd

The Spanish state has approved the third extension of the coronavirus alarm state until May 9. Therefore, in Ibiza and Spain, people will continue to stay at home until May 9.

April 21st

The Spanish government, through the health minister Salvador Illa, has rectified and children under 14 years old will be able to go for a walk starting next weekend.

April 21st

Starting next Monday, April 27, children under 14 can accompany their parents to the supermarket, to the pharmacy or to the bank, complying with all the hygiene recommendations. Rides will continue to be prohibited, but with this measure children will be able to leave the house a little bit. The older ones will remain in isolation because the covid-19 remains a serious threat to them.

April 20th

There are already more cured than infected people by coronavirus in Ibiza and Formentera.

From the beginning of the epidemic these are the cases of the virus detected by towns:
Ibiza 70
Santa Eulària 40
Sant Josep 31
Sant Antoni 8
Sant Joan 4
Formentera 4

April 14th

The outbreak that has triggered the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus pandemic originated in December 2019 in the city of Wuhan, central China. From there, the covid-19 has spread worldwide.

The health minister, Salvador Illa, confirms that Spain has already passed its peak of the epidemic and the curve is on the decline. Since the epidemic began in Spain, a total of 172,541 cases of coronavirus have been recorded, 67,504 recovered and 18,056 died. In the Balearic Islands there are a total of 1,571 infected and 118 deceased, which is among the regions of Spain with the fewest cases.

April 11th

Spain registers its smallest increase in cases since March 23, reaching 3.2% of cases.

April 9th

Business owners from Ibiza promote a campaign to move the season from spring to autumn #moveyourspring and ask the institutions to help. Knowing that in november there is still good in Ibiza, they ask to move all the events that had to be held this spring and celebrate them in october and november. It is also being promoted that the Ibiza 2020 party season will move until November in conjunction with hotels, restaurants and other small businesses in Ibiza.

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April 6th

The mortality curve continues to reduce its progression day after day. The Spanish government continues to encourage the population to confine themselves to further improve the numbers and control the coronavirus (COVI-19) pandemic.

April 3rd

Today, troops from the Spanish army arrive in Ibiza to begin disinfection work

March 23rd

The president of the Spanish government, Pedro Sánchez, informs the regionals presidents that the state of alarm will last 15 more days.

March 19th

Entrances to Ibiza are restricted. Only the truckers and crew of the ferry can get to Ibiza by ferry and by plane there will only be one daily flight to Palma de Mallorca, three weekly flights to Madrid and one weekly flight to Barcelona.

March 15th

Spain closes its land borders from midnight except to: Spaniards, residents, goods and travelers due to force majeure.

March 14th

Spain declares state of emergency for the next 2 weeks, to protect the country from coronavirus. Spanish goverment is working hard to prevent more contagious of coronavirus and come back to normal situation as quick as possible . Supermarkets, pharmacies and hospitals will be open and ready for the citizens.

March 13th

The Balearic Islands goverment recommends that all those who come to Ibiza from risk areas stay at home 15 days in isolation, to avoid the spread of the disease.

March 6th

First positive case for coronavirus detected in Ibiza. A civilian residing in Italy. This has been confirmed by the authorities after testing him. The man is admitted and isolated in the Can Misses hospital.

February 26th

Negative result of the two supposed cases of coronavirus from samples of patients who presented slight symptoms of fever and cough, as announced by the Balearic health ministry.

January 31st

Detected the first case of coronavirus (COVID-19) in Spanish territory. This is a German tourist who is in La Gomera, Canary Islands.