COVID-19

Current as of the 7th of May 2021, next review expected for 24th of May.

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.


Current restrictions

  • Social gatherings: Social and family gatherings indoors of up to 6 people from 2 different households and outdoors up to 6 people of up to 6 different households.
  • Curfew: From 11 pm to 6 am.
  • Bars & restaurants: Interiors of bars and restaurants open at full capacity outside with a maximum of 4 people per table. They may be open until 10.30 pm.
  • Beaches: Access to beaches will be allowed, however, remaining closed at night; the town councils will regulate the closing hours. The use of masks at social gatherings on the beaches will be mandatory.
  • Outdoor exercise: activities in the open air without contact (including excursions), except in the case where it is specifically established otherwise, can be done in the open air, including excursions, in groups of a maximum of 10 people.
  • Parks: Closed at night. Mandatory use of a mask at social gatherings in these spaces, except when eating or drinking.

Before travelling

Can I travel to the Balearic Islands from abroad?

Yes. It is possible to travel to the Balearic Islands if doing so from a European Union country, from a country in the Schengen Area, or from a country with which Spain has established agreements on accepting visitors from abroad.

Spain does not currently enforce a quarantine on travellers arriving from abroad, but some countries have established restrictions or quarantine periods for persons travelling from Spain.

Be sure to check the conditions established by your country both before travelling to the Balearic Islands and before returning from your holiday. You must not travel to the Balearic Islands if you have, or suspect you have, symptoms relating to COVID-19.

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

Yes, for all passengers. A negative PCR certificate (COVID 19 RT-PCR) to enter the Balearic islands is required, which must have been carried out within 72 hours prior to arrival. The certificate must be an original, in Spanish or English, and it will be admissible in paper or electronic version.

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.