Ibiza COVID-19 News 2021

Updated – September, 15 2021

From September, 15 2021

The latest restrictions are as follows:

  • In Ibiza, the maximum number of diners per table is 12 for outdoor seating on restaurant terraces and 8 per table for indoor seating which can be from different households in all hospitality venues.
  • Restaurants and bars may open uninterruptedly every day of the week in Ibiza, both indoors and outdoors until 02:00h.
  • There are no night time mobility restrictions, except you cannot be in reunion with people on the beaches or public park areas during the hours of  02:00h – 06:00h. 
  • Wearing a face mask (covering nose and mouth) is obligatory when it is not possible to maintain a safe distance both indoors and in outdoor settings.



Updated – July, 19 2021

From July, 19 2021

The latest restrictions are as follows:

  • In Ibiza, the maximum number of diners per table is 8 for outdoor seating and 4 per table for indoor seating (with a maximum of 50% capacity for internal seating), which can be from different households in all hospitality venues.
  • Restaurants and bars may open uninterruptedly until 01:00h every day of the week in Ibiza, both indoors and outdoors.
  • Smoking at restaurants is prohibited both indoors and outdoors.
  • There is no curfew in place, but you cannot be in reunion with people from outside your household between the hours of 01:00h – 06:00h. 
  • In outdoor places, including beaches, there is no limitation of number of people in a group, however, the security distance of at least 1.5 metres should be maintained, and where this is not possible masks should be worn. 
  • Meetings at private dwellings and in public are also without limitations, however it is recommended to take precautions and maintain preventive measures.
  • Shops may open with a 100% capacity in large commercial areas as well as smaller businesses.
  • Cultural events whereby the public must remain seated can be held at max. 75% capacity, with a maximum of 2500 people in open air spaces, and 500 people in enclosed spaces. A 100% capacity is allowed for groups under 300 participants. All events must end at 01:00h.
  • Sports events can be held at a maximum of 50% with a maximum of 2500 persons in open spaces and a maximum of 500 persons in closed spaces.
  • Wearing a face mask (covering nose and mouth) everywhere in urban / populated public indoor spaces, including at restaurants while waiting for drinks and food, is strongly recommended. It is not mandatory to wear a mask outdoors (although this is highly recommended by the government) unless a safe social distance of 1.5m cannot be maintained between non-cohabiting household members.  

FINES

  • Shops and supermarkets are not allowed to sell alcohol after 22:00h with a minimum fine of 5,000 €.
  • Taking part in illegal gatherings and/or parties after 01:00h, fines can range from 1,000 € to up to 5,000 € per person.

VERY IMPORTANT FOR HOMEOWNERS:

If illegal parties take place in a rented villa, the owner of the villa will have to notify the details of the tenants and the promoters of the party to the authorities, or else the owner will also be fined up to 600,000 euros.



Updated – June, 19 2021

The latest restrictions are as follows:

  • In Ibiza, the maximum number of diners per table is 12 for outdoor seating and 6 per table for indoor seating, which can be from different households in all hospitality venues.
  • Outdoor terraces can be occupied at 100% of their restaurant capacity
  • All restaurant interiors can be occupied at 50% of their capacity 
  • Sitting at bars is now possible, however guests must be eating and in a maximum group of 2 people with 1.5m distance between groups.
  • Restaurants and bars may now open uninterruptedly until 02:00h every day of the week in Ibiza, both indoors  and outdoors.
  • Smoking inside of restaurants is prohibited.
  • The curfew is now lifted
  • In outdoor places, including beaches, the maximum number of people is 15, but they can be from an unlimited number of households.
  • Meetings at private dwellings and in public are now without limitations, however it is recommended to take precautions and maintain preventive measures.
  • Shops may open with a 100% capacity in large commercial areas as well as smaller businesses.
  • Places of worship can now open to maximum capacity.  However, group ceremonies can host a maximum of 50 persons in interior premises and 100 persons on exterior premises.
  • Wearing a face mask (covering nose and mouth) everywhere in public, including at restaurants while waiting for drinks and food, is required up to June 26th June.


Updated – June, 6 2021

The latest restrictions are as follows:

  • In Ibiza, the maximum number of diners per table is 8 for outdoor seating and 4 per table for indoor seating, which can be from different households.
  • Terraces can be occupied at 100% of their capacity (max 250 customers)
  • All Interiors can be occupied at 50% of their capacity (max 150 customers)
  • Restaurants may now open uninterruptedly until Midnight every day of the week in Ibiza both indoors  and outdoors.
  • Smoking in public remains prohibited.
  • The curfew is now lifted, except on the beaches, which "close" between  the hours of 22:00h – 06:00h
  • In outdoor places, including beaches, the maximum number of people is 15, but they can be from an unlimited number of households.
  • Meetings at private dwellings allow for up to 15 people outside, and indoors up to 10 people.
  • Shops may open until Midnight, with a 100% capacity in large commercial areas as well as smaller businesses.
  • Places of worship can now open to maximum capacity.
  • Wearing a face mask (covering nose and mouth) everywhere in public, including at restaurants while waiting for drinks and food, is still required. 


Updated – May, 23 2021

From May, 23 2021

The latest restrictions are as follows:

  • In Ibiza, the maximum number of diners per table is 4, both outdoors and indoors, and the 4 individuals can be from 4 different households, unless the group is from the same household (parents with 3 children for example), in which case they can be seated together.
  • Terraces can be occupied at 100% of their capacity (max 250 customers)
  • In Formentera, eight people can be seated at a table outdoors and four indoors. Interiors can be occupied at 50% of their capacity (max 150).
  • In Ibiza, Interiors can be occupied at 50% of their capacity if no terrace area is available, restaurants with terraces can occupy interior spaces up to 30% (max 150 seated indoors).
  • Restaurants may now open uninterruptedly until 23:00 every day of the week in Ibiza and 23:30 in Formentera on their exterior terraces.
  • Interior restaurant spaces must close at 18:00 every day
  • Smoking in public remains prohibited.
  • The curfew is now from 24:00 hs06:00 hs.
  • In outdoor places, including beaches, the maximum number of people is eight, but they can be from an unlimited number of households. Meetings at private dwellings allow for up to six people, indoors the six people cannot be from more than 2 households, but in the outdoor (garden etc.) they can.
  • Shops may open until 22:00, with a 100% capacity in large commercial areas as well as smaller businesses.
  • Wearing a face mask (covering nose and mouth) in public, including at restaurants while waiting for drinks and food, is still required.


Updated – May, 14 2021

The Government has announced that Spain is no longer in a state of alarm and that Ibiza goes down to Level 1 in the de-escalation process as of May 9.

The latest restrictions are as follows:

  • The maximum number of 4 diners per table is maintained, and the 4 individuals can be from 4 different households, unless the group is from the same household (parents with 3 children for example), in which case they can be seated together.
  • In Formentera, four people can be seated at a table indoors and six outdoors.
  • Terraces can be occupied at 100% of their capacity and may now open uninterruptedly until 22:30* every day of the week.
  • Restaurant interior spaces remain closed and smoking in public remains prohibited.
  • The curfew remains from 23:00 hs – 06:00 hs.
  • In outdoor places, including beaches, the maximum number of people is six, but they can be from an unlimited number of households. Meetings at private dwellings allow for up to six people, indoors the six people cannot be from more than 2 households, but in the outdoor (garden etc.) they can.
  • Shops may open to 22:00, with a 100% capacity in large commercial areas as well as smaller businesses .
  • Wearing a face mask (covering nose and mouth) in public, including at restaurants while waiting for drinks and food, is still required.

*We are expecting that bars and restaurants will be able to open their interior seating areas from May 23, but only for those who do not have an outside terrace space for customers.



Updated – April, 23rd 2021

The Government has announced that Ibiza will remain on alert level two. All new measures will take effect this Saturday 24th April, and will be in force until May 9.

The latest Phase 2 restrictions are as follows:

  • The maximum number of 4 diners per table is maintained, but the limitations of non-cohabiting groups on outdoor terraces are eliminated (therefore, 4 individuals can now join each other from 4 different households), unless the group is from the same household (parents with 3 children for example), in which case they can be seated together.
  • Terraces may now be occupied at 100% of their capacity and may open in two shifts, the first closing at 17:00, and the second opening from 20:00 to 22:30 from Monday to Thursday (Ibiza dinner’s are back!)
  • Restaurant interior spaces remain closed and smoking in public remains prohibited.
  • The curfew has been extended until 23:00.
  • The limitation of non-cohabiting groups is also eliminated for meetings in exterior spaces, including beaches, with a maximum of six people.
  • Meetings at private dwellings allow for up to six people, indoors the six people cannot be from more than 2 households, but in the outdoor (garden etc.) they can.
  • Shops may open to 21:00, and are extended up to 50% capacity in large commercial areas; small businesses may remain up to a maximum capacity of 75%.

COVID-19 infections in Ibiza & Formentera have stabilised (today 112 active cases). Small groups have started vaccinations, which is to be accelerated in numbers, and the health situation continues to improve. However, the need for caution remains (especially with the British variant being more contagious) in order to safeguard tourism and the summer season ahead.



Updated – March, 15th 2021

On Friday 12th March 2021, the president of the Govern, Francina Armengol, announced a continuation of a "slow" descaling of restrictions for Ibiza.

The descaling measures are highlighted below and are set to be reviewed again on April 9th.

  • Ibiza commences Phase 3 on Monday 15th until April 11th
  • Curfew is maintained from 22:00 hours to 6:00 in the morning
  • Bars and Restaurants can open their outdoor terraces up to a 50% capacity with a maximum of 4 heads per table, from 2 separate cohabiting households
  • Closing times for all hospitality premises is 17:00
  • Social gatherings may be held with a maximum of 6 people from 2 cohabiting households inside and outside, including beaches, and with masks
  • Shops remain open with a capacity of 50%, also now including larger-scale premises
  • Shops to close at 20:00
  • Visits to health centres and nursing homes can return to normal
  • Gyms can open again with a 30% capacity

From 26 March to 11 April, (Easter) to prevent "social relaxation", and a post-Christmas effect, only people from the same household can be inside a private property, four people from two households in public property and a maximum of up to 6 people from two households in the outdoors.

TRAVEL UPDATE:

From Monday 15th March 2021, Ibiza and Formentera will open their perimeters, which means that ports and airports will allow travellers to enter the islands without needing to prove "special circumstances".

This means movement between the Balearic Islands is relaxed.

Ibiza will accept international travellers, who will be asked to fill in an official health form via an online QR code as well as a negative PCR result from the previous 72 hrs.

To read the full press release please visit: Ibiza pasa a Nivel 3 hasta el 11 de abril: terrazas abiertas al 50% solo hasta las 17 horas – Nou Diari

We will endeavour to send out the latest Ibiza Covid-19 News Update when the current restrictions have again been reviewed.

Covid update Ibiza nivell 3 March 2021


Updated – February 12th, 2021

Dear readers,

If you are considering visiting Ibiza during the season of 2021, we would like to reassure both tourists and second-home visitors that Ibiza is set on a positive path and is looking to remain open and ready to welcome you.

Recently, there have been some unreliable news stories and rumours circulating regarding Spain being closed to tourists next Summer. This is due to a few controversial statements made by the government last month, which we would like to clarify.

In late January the Balearic government ordered the perimeter closure of Ibiza, meaning that travel to and from is restricted to those with justifiable reasons (work & health), which has been extended until March 1st. This is to ensure the island minimises all immediate risks and normal travel is planned to resume as soon as current Covid-19 numbers stabilise and/or decline.

While we can’t confirm if travel restrictions will be extended in the coming weeks, official statements are all pointing towards unrestricted travel for Easter and the spring season. Travelling from within Europe will be possible with a negative PCR test, filling out a simple health form with a QR code at arrival and, naturally, respecting any safety measures and regulations in place.

The general expectation is that we will see a season similar to that of 2020, whereby everyone is welcome and able to enjoy their surroundings, with outdoor activities and social events, such as relaxing on beaches, swimming, sporting activities, eateries, including beach clubs, walking, and exploring the island, continuing as normal. The only main difference compared to pre-Covid-19 seasons, will be the closure of night clubs and large-scale overcrowded venues, including some hotels, which are likely to remain closed (which is what the government was in fact referring to when it made its statements regarding tourism in 2021).

We hope that this information has been useful and we will endeavour to send out an Ibiza Covid-19 News Update once a month, to keep you informed. For any more specific questions regarding travel or where to stay on the island; virtual property viewings or the virtual property purchase process, please do not hesitate to contact us!

For regular updates, recommendations, and experiences, be sure to keep up to date with our latest news via our social media pages and blog posts.

Please Note: All information given may be affected during the COVID-19 pandemic and current restrictions. Please ensure for any event or public activity that you are up to date and fully informed.

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