Spain travel: What are Majorca and Ibiza’s entry and Covid guidelines?

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    Majorca and Ibiza are signing up with England’s green travel list to the delight of holidaymakers and sun-seekers across the country.

    From 4am on Wednesday June 30, travellers from England can fly to either Balearic Island (as well as Menorca) on holiday.

    As they’re going on the green list, you won’t need to self-isolate when you return home from your trip – provided you test negative for Covid-19.

    So, naturally, demand is soaring and flight prices are skyrocketing.

    But what are the rules for flying there from the UK, and what happens when you arrive?

    Here’s everything you need to know.

    What are Majorca and Ibiza’s entry requirements for UK travellers?

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    Tourists arrive at Son Sant Joan airport in Palma de Mallorca on June 7, 2021 (Picture: Jaime Reina/AFP via Getty Images)

    Travellers from England can visit Ibiza and Majorca from Wednesday June 30 (at 4am).

    Before you leave the UK, you’ll need to take a PCR test and have a negative result no more than 48 hours before you go.

    On arrival in Majorca and Ibiza, you won’t be asked to test – unless you have visited a ‘risk’ country in the past two weeks, or are travelling via mainland Spain, as per Spain’s guidelines. This has been the case since May 24.

    If you have been to a ‘high risk’ area in the last 14 days then you’ll need either:

    • Proof you’ve had both vaccines, more than 14 days ago
    • Proof of a PCR or lateral flow negative test
    • Proof that you’ve recovered from Covid.

    You should have your proof of a negative test anyway, in case you are asked for it at the airport.

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    Airport testing in June 2021 in mainland Spain (Picture: Marta Fernandez Jara/Europa Press via Getty Images)

    When you arrive anywhere in Spain – including Majorca and Ibiza – you’ll be asked to fill in a pre-travel declaration form.

    You’ll likely receive a health check (usually a temperature check) at the airport, before you can enjoy your holiday.

    You won’t need to self-isolate when you arrive at either island.

    What are Majorca and Ibiza’s Covid lockdown rules?

    Face masks are mandatory in all public indoor and outdoor spaces, including the beach, until Saturday June 26.

    After this date, they will still be mandatory in public indoor spaces, including public transport.

    Tourism at the Playa de Palma in Mallorca in time of corona

    A masked woman strolls by Palma, Majorca’s famous cathedral (Picture: Ralf Treese/DeFodi Images via Getty Images)

    Only those with health exemptions are excluded from the rule, as is anyone who is eating, drinking or exercising outdoors.

    You’ll be able to visit bars and restaurants, but such venues are are at limited 50% capacity and close at 2am.

    It’s still required that you regularly wash your hands, and maintain a social distance in public.

    Finally, everywhere in Spain recommends the download and use of tracking app RadarCovid.

    Ibiza citadel

    Ibiza citadel (Picture: Getty Images)

    Do you have to quarantine when you return from the Balearic Islands?

    From June 30, no. The Balearic Islands are on the green list from this date forward.

    Essentially, this means you don’t need to quarantine in a hotel OR self-isolate at home when you get back.

    You do need to take a Covid test on day two of being back home, to ensure you are negative for the virus.

    If you do test positive, or someone you’ve travelled with tests positive, you’ll need to self-isolate for at least ten days.

    Balearic Islands, Spain (Picture: Getty)

    Do keep in mind that Majorca, Ibiza and Menorca are all on the ‘green watch list’ – which means they could be moved to the amber list (which does require a self-isolation period) on short notice.

    Something to consider if you’re planning a summer getaway.

    These rules are correct at time of writing but may be subject to change – keep an eye on the latest government guidance and the Illes Balears travel site for the latest information.


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