COVID-19

Current as of the 23rd of July 2021

On this page you will find useful information about the current restrictions in Mallorca, things you need to know before travelling and during your stay. You can check all the data about cases and the vaccination process in English here.

You can also find out more about travelling to Spain and the Balearics on the following official portal Travel Safe. Some of the information below has been pulled from that website.


COVID-19 restrictions in the Balearics Islands

If you are travelling to the Balearic Islands, please check this website (in English, Spanish, Catalan and German).

If you are entering Spain, you must check the special rules of your origin country.

If you are travelling from another part of Spain.

It is necessary to comply with two requirements:

1. PCR Test (72 hours before arrival) or rapid antigen test (48 hours before arrival ). Exempt travellers:

1.1. Passengers travelling from another part of Spain with a rolling 14-day rate below 60 cases.

1.2. Passengers fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or had the first vaccination 15 days before travelling.

1.3. Passengers with proof of having had COVID-19.

1.4. Children under six years of age.

1.5. Passengers in transit at a port or airport in the Balearic Islands with a final destination in another country or another part of Spain are not required to take this test.

2. You must complete this specific form (Digital FCS). Only applicable for travellers from Andalusia, Aragón, Asturias, Canarias, Cantabria, Castilla La Mancha, Castilla y León, Cataluña, Extremadura, Madrid, Melilla, Navarra, País Vasco, and La Rioja.

If you are travelling among Islands, no entry requirement is compulsory.

Read more here (in Spanish).

Closing times

There is no general curfew. 

Restaurant closure hours: 00:00 hours.

Closing of shops: 00:00 h.

Nightlife closing: 00:00 hours.

Maximum capacity

Special capacity rules depending on the islands.

Indoor restaurants: Restaurant closure hours: 00:00 hours. Capacity of 50% of the maximum authorized capacity of these spaces. The service and consumption in the bars is prohibited. Six people per table or group of tables.

Restaurants (terraces): Restaurant closure hours: 00:00 hours. The maximum capacity of the tables will be ten people per table or group of tables, without being able to divide larger groups between tables or groups of adjoining tables.

Other rules:

Tent cinemas and circuses: 2/3 of the capacity fulfilling other measures (pre-assigned seats among others).

Theatres, auditoriums, concert halls and similar spaces: 2/3 of the capacity complying with other measures (pre-assigned seats, among others).

Gaming and betting establishments: 50% capacity. AND

Commercial establishments: Capacity of 100%. Establishments dedicated to essential commerce are excluded from this rule.

Shopping centers and large areas: Capacity 100%.

Congresses, seminars, business meetings and the like. 50 people maximum in outdoor spaces. It is recommended to celebrate these events electronically. In auditorium-type spaces they may have a maximum attendance of 500 people and 50% of the maximum authorized capacity.

Pools: 50% capacity in classes and 75% in the facilities.

Beaches: closed from 10:00 p.m. to 06:00 a.m.

See resolution of the BOIB (in spanish).

See more global information (in spanish).

Meeting others

There is no limit to social gatherings.

In restaurants it is limited to 6 people indoors and 10 outdoors.

Other information here (only in Spanish).

Face masks

The use of a mask is mandatory regardless of the existence of social distance. There are exceptions (individual and collective sport exercise, respiratory problems, etc.).

Update: Face masks won’t be mandatory outdoors from Saturday 26th of June, provided you keep your distance of at least 1.5 metres from others, especially when in crowds or at events. You still must carry a mask with you at all times, even when it’s not mandatory to wear it.

Masks are still mandatory indoors and on public transport.

Social distancing

Stay 1,5m away from other people

Free health insurance

In the Balearic Islands, access to free insurance related to COVID-19 has been announced.

Travel insurance: La Dirección General de Turismo has planned for the summer 2021 a protocol of care through accommodation (bridging hotels) on all the islands for visitors who test positive in COVID-19. The service will be free of charge, including medical assistance in the public health system.

The Balearic Government has established the following maximum prices: PCR €75; antigen tests €30.

Insurance: all tourists (national and international) staying overnight in their accommodation will have an insurance policy that will cover the costs of repatriation or return to their usual place of residence after discharge or death of the patient, as well, an interpreter service (remotely or in person) and compensation for extension of stay caused by COVID-19. The insurance will be effective from the moment of registration in the register of the first establishment on any island where the patient stays and for as long as he/she remains in the Autonomous Community.

Call centre: available in three languages (Spanish, German and English).

NOTICE

Due to the constant updating of the information regarding the restrictions and measures caused by COVID-19 contained on this website, before travelling, you must always consult the requirements and recommendations of the public bodies and competent national authorities bodies in each country. The information found on this website is not binding and has no regulatory effect. Likewise, it is based on the information gathered from the official websites of the rest of the countries, and Autonomous Communities of Spain.


Traffic light system

Spain and the Balearic Islands are part of the EU ‘traffic lights’ approach to travel, which applies to countries in the EU / EEA.

A map is published each week by the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC), based on agreed criteria, including the 14-day cumulative incidence rate, testing rate and testing positivity rates.

See the ECDC traffic light map.


Before travelling

Can I travel to the Balearic Islands from abroad?

Depends on the country you’re travelling from. You can see the particular requirements of your country on this website.

Is a negative PCR necessary to enter in the Balearic Islands?

Depends on the country you’re travelling from. You can see the particular requirements of your country on this website.

Concerning the countries/areas list identified as high-risk level:

  • – For EU or Schengen members, the reference is taken from the Council Recommendation (EU) 2020/1475 of 13 October 2020.
  • – For other travellers, the reference will be the cumulative incidence for every 100,000 inhabitants within the last 14 days, complemented with the implemented capacities in accordance with the International Sanitary Regulation, based on the information provided by the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC).

Are there any administrative procedures that I need to complete before travelling?

Yes. To help protect everyone, a series of health check measures have been implemented that apply to all passengers.

You must complete and sign a health control form (formulario de control sanitario or FCS) by electronic means on the website SPAIN TRAVEL HEALTH-SpTH :

A separate form needs to be completed by each person and for each journey made.

Once you have signed the form, you will be given a personal QR code. You must present this upon arrival to the Balearic Islands.

Do I need any kind of medical insurance that guarantees I will be treated if I suffer a medical incident of some kind? 

If you develop symptoms that are compatible with COVID-19, the Public Health Service, or a privately owned health centre if you have the appropriate medical insurance, should perform a PCR test on you. Depending on the symptoms and the test result, the appropriate health protocol would then be applied.

What healthcare items do I need to have to enter the Balearic Islands?

According to the Plan for Exceptional Prevention, Containment and Co-ordination Measures to tackle the health crisis caused by COVID-19, you must wear a face-covering (from the various approved and accredited types: hygiene, surgical, FFP2 mask, etc.) when regional regulations require you to do so.

It is also advisable to have and use alcohol-based hand sanitisers or gels to ensure correct and frequent hand hygiene.

Is any kind of health check carried out when arriving in the Balearic Islands? 

All visitors coming to Spain by air or by sea are given a health check upon arrival. This may include taking passengers’ temperature, inspecting their documentation and conducting a visual check of their overall condition. In all cases, passengers must present their health control form (FCS).

Where can I find recent information on COVID recommendations and regulations in force in the Balearic Islands?

The Balearic Islands Government has set up a website where you can find all the latest information relating to COVID-19: coronavirus.caib.es


During your stay

What general recommendations should I take into account during my visit to the islands? 

 To ensure you stay safe, you should take into consideration a series of general measures, and in particular the Rule of Three: Clean hands – Physical distancing – Mask

  • Adults and children aged 6 and over must wear a face covering when out in public, in open-air areas, and in public indoor spaces, except for when eating, during physical exercise, and/or if you have a disability or a respiratory illness.
  • – Wash your hands frequently using soap and water or an alcohol-based sanitiser.
  • – It is advisable to keep a distance of 1.5 metres between you and other people.
  • – Any gathering or meetings in private places of people who do not live in the same household should be limited to a maximum of 6 people, even when social distancing can be maintained at all times
  • – It is prohibited to smoke or use nicotine inhalation devices when out in public or in open-air areas.

Accommodation

Are tourist accommodation establishments subject to any particular mandatory COVID protocol in the Balearic Islands?

All tourist accommodation establishments are obliged to adopt appropriate prevention measures against COVID-19, for workers and guests alike. They must have completed a COVID-19 risk assessment, taking all preventive measures that need to be implemented and establishing a contingency protocol with the measures to be adopted in the event of positive cases arising or close contact being made with any such cases.

What should I do if I or any of my travel companions develop symptoms that are compatible with COVID-19 while staying at my accommodation?

The establishment should be notified so that the measures set out in the contingency protocol can be adopted.

Beaches / Outdoors

Face masks must be worn when accessing beaches, when moving between areas and when out walking. You may only remove your face mask for bathing, when remaining in a particular space, without moving around, and while maintaining appropriate social distancing. Between 9pm and 7am, these areas are all closed to the public.

In areas of nature in rural spaces, face masks do not need to be worn, provided that social distancing is maintained.

Health care

Is there a healthcare telephone number than I can call if I develop symptoms that are compatible with COVID-19? 

Yes. There is an information hotline where you can resolve any doubts about healthcare, symptoms and what to do if you think you have become infected or been in close contact with someone who might be infected:

  • COVID INFO: 900 100 971. Seven days a week, 8am to 8pm (Catalan and Spanish)
  • FOREIGN TOURIST COVID INFO: 871 120 130. 24/7 (English, German, French, Italian and others)

You can also contact the Balearic health Service on 902 079 079+34 971437079, or call 061 in the event of more serious symptoms.

What should I do if I develop symptoms or test positive for COVID during my stay in the Balearic Islands?

You must isolate yourself at your accommodation and contact the Balearic Islands health authority using the telephone numbers provided. The health authorities will then inform you of what you should do and refer you to the appropriate health centre.

Please note we are updating our website on COVID-19 Restrictions in the Balearics. For any immediate questions or inquiries please contact us via our contact us page.