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Mallorca Covid-19 Update - From May 9th, 2021


  • There is a curfew from 23.00 until 06.00. You need to wear mask in public spaces, even outdoors.

  • Social distancing always. The government recommends people to be home by 8pm and to visit commercial establishments on their own.

  • Thankfully, no mask is required on the beach. This rule was overturned.

  • All fairs and fiestas are cancelled.

  • You can smoke at a standstill while social distancing.

  • Restaurant hours are from 6:00h until 22:30h Monday to Sunday and holidays.

  • Restaurant interiors closed for another 2 weeks. These changes are announced to take place, but not assured.

  • Travel from other Spanish regions expected to be permitted.

How many people can gather?

  • Social and family reunions celebrated outdoors, such as gardens or terraces don't have a family unit limit.

  • 6 people are allowed to gather from various family units outdoors and restautant tables are limited to 4 people.

  • 6 from 2 family units can gather indoors, but restaurant interiors remain closed.

What is open?

  • Bar and restaurant terraces 100% open.

  • Balearics borders open to travel to and from other Spanish regions, but controls for travel remain.

  • Parks and beaches open 06.00 to 21.00.

  • Large stores and shopping centres (700 metres) will be able to open at 75% capacity, Monday to Friday. Saturday 50% capacity. They open on holidays and the ones located in areas of tourist affluence (e.g. city center) open on Sundays. Car park capacities will be 50%. 22.00 closing.

  • Smaller shops will have to reduce their capacity to 75 percent.

  • Theatres, cinemas and marquees at 50 percent capacity. Theatres are required to keep a seat between spectators.

  • Churches and ceremonies at 50 percent capacity.

  • Sporting events permit attendance with up to 500 people in exterior and 200 in interior as long as it is at 50% capacity. there must be a space of three seats between spectators. Food and beverages are forbidden during the events.

  • Sports competitions of those under the age of 12 are reactivated with up to two people to accompany the minor.

  • Night clubs are closed.

  • Gambling premises close by 22:00.

  • Gyms allowed to open with 30% capacity for activities of low intensity involving no more than six people for weights rooms. Need to wear masks. There needs to be 3 metre distance maintained at all times. No cardio. Call beforehand to get a status on the shower facilities.

  • 10 people can do outdoor no contact sports.

  • Normal opening hours for all food or essential products, petrol stations and hairdressers (usually until 20.00 closing).

  • Hotels: common areas open at 50 percent capacity and dining rooms at 30 percent.

  • Extracurricular activities are allowed academies, training centres and driving schools.

  • Cultural places: museums etc... 50 percent. Groups up to 6 people inside and outside.

  • Swimming pools reopen with 30% capacity and 3 people per lane. Total 24 people. Changing rooms are open with 30 percent. Call beforehand to get a status of shower facilities. No time limit.

What are the transportation options?

  • Buses will have limited capacity from 50% to 66% and there will be no standing.

  • On the Metro, standing will be allowed in places where this is indicated.

  • People who are at risk are being advised not to use public transport.

  • You can only travel in the same car with family members as of March 26th until April 9th and no mask is required.

  • For the required documents to travel go to:

Under what circumstances am I allowed to travel to the Balearics?

You can travel to the Balearic Islands for any of the following justified reasons:

  • Assistance to health centers, services or establishments.

  • Compliance with labor, professional, business, institutional or legal obligations.

  • Assistance in university, teaching or educational centers, including nursery schools.

  • Return to your place of residence or family.

  • Assistance to care for the elderly, minors, dependents, people with disabilities or especially vulnerable people.

  • Travel to financial and insurance entities, or supply stations in neighboring territories.

  • Required or urgent actions before public, judicial or notarial bodies.

  • Renewals of permits and / or official documentation, or other administrative procedures that cannot be postponed.

  • Taking official exams or tests that cannot be postponed.

  • Cause of force majeure or situation of need.

  • Activity of a similar nature to the previous ones, duly accredited.

What do I have to present to justify the reason for the trip?

In a digital health control form (FCS) you must indicate the reason for your trip. At the control point of the airport or port of arrival to the Balearic Islands, the competent authorities will request additional documentation to verify it or you must state the reasons that justify it. For example, the proof of appointment to renew official documentation.

What happens if I have NOT filled out the Sanitary Control Form?

You will need to fill out the FCS when you arrive at the health checkpoint.

If you refuse to fill it out, you may be penalized.

COVID-19 diagnostic test accreditation:

You can present a diagnostic test for SARS-CoV-2 with a negative result (PCR or TMA), performed within 72 hours prior to arrival in the Balearic Islands.

If you DO NOT accredit the diagnostic test at your point of origin, you must choose between:

Have a rapid antigen test (PRAg) * done at the port or airport at your own cost.

If you are a resident, you must accredit a previous appointment on the INFOCOVID telephone number 900 100 971 of the Balearic Islands to undergo a PCR test * within a maximum period of 48 hours after your arrival or that the control point personnel provide you with this appointment. This option does not imply obtaining sick leave. **

If you refuse the above options, you must submit a statement agreeing to be in home quarantine for 10 days. This option does not imply being elegible for sick leave. **

(*) In case you take the test upon arrival in the Balearic Islands, you must be in quarantine until you have the NEGATIVE result. In case the result is POSITIVE, you must follow the instructions of the health authority.

(**) You will not be elegible to be covered with temporary disability since the health authority makes available to you all the means to avoid contagions derived from a possible infection.

Who bears the cost of the COVID-19 diagnostic test for travel?

Pasengers should arrange for their tests ahead of time. Recently, the Son Sant Joan airport opened a testing facility on the second floor departures between the 137 and 153 check-in points. You can request an appointment on this link. PCR, quick PCR test, antibodies and antigens are available. PCRs cost 70 euros and results take between 30 minutes to an hour and half and the results are given with an internet code. Antigen tests cost 30€ and take 30 minutes. Antibody tests also take a half an hour and cost 29.34€.

UP-TO-DATE TRAVEL INFORMATION FOR EU CITIZENS TRAVELING IN EU Re-open EU also information on the various restrictions in place, including on quarantine and testing requirements for travelers and mobile coronavirus contact tracing and warning apps. This should help you plan your travel in Europe. LINK TO REOPEN EU HERE.


FOR INFORMATION ON VACCINATIONS CALL INFOVACUNA: TELEPHONE 971211999 Monday - Saturday 7am to 9pm Sundays and Holiday 8am to 9pm

To be added to the vaccination system you may be required to provide: NIE number, name, address, phone number, date of birth, and nationality with copies of your passport and padron to an email address provided by the assistant.

Dashboard source: Cercle Mallorca


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