02 Jul 2021
by puaweiyi | News, Feature
From July 2nd, 2021 Spain will require travellers to Ibiza, Mallorca, and the Balearic Islands a negative PCR test result or vaccination proof prior to entry. This comes after the recent inclusion of the Balearic Islands - Ibiza, Mallorca, Menorca, and Formentera - to the United Kingdom’s green list for travel.
Prime Minister, Pedro Sanchez, announced the requirement as the growing concerns for the Delta variant of the coronavirus continues. The variant currently accounts for most of the coronavirus cases in countries like the UK. The decision also comes after Spain’s battle to contain a recent outbreak in Mallorca linked to student vacations.
Travellers to the Islands are required to present a negative PCR test result (or other diagnostic certificates deemed valid by the Health Ministry of Spain) or proof of completed vaccination to enter. Travellers are also required to complete and sign an online Health Control form no more than 48 hours before travel that includes declaring details of any known previous exposure to the virus, and contact details.
In recent months, Spain's nightclub life has been slowly reopening with events like the Mallorca Live Summer and the event held in Barcelona a few months ago. The Balearic Islands like Ibiza and Mallorca are a well-known destination hotspot for international party events, where some of the world’s most famous DJs have performed in the destination’s nightclubs.