Good news from Spain!

We are glad to inform you that the State of Alarm in Spain is finally over!

Starting from Monday, May 9th the country has stepped into a new phase. For the first time after several months traveling within the country is possible again and the curfew is no more in place in most of the regions.

The Iberian Government has decided not to extend further the State of Alarm to the whole Country, and to leave the decisions about the restrictions in the hands of each different Autonomous Regional Community, in accordance to the Real-Decreto-ley 8/2021.  

Thus, the Regional Governments will become responsible for managing the pandemic in their territory. They can continue to limit the hours of operation for restaurants, bars and other activities, as well as reinstate the curfew and the perimeter closure (in this case the Court approuval is required).

How do the new rules apply to our areas of operation in Spain? Let’s see in details.

Balearic Islands:

Mallorca

Curfew
  • From 11:00 pm to 6:00 am
Social and family gathering
  • Up to 6 people from 2 households – inside
  • Up to 6 people from any household – open air and beaches
Bars and Restaurants
  • Opening time until 10:30 pm
  • Up to 4 people per table from any household – outside only, with 100% of the capacity
  • Closed inside
Shops & large retail outlets
  • Opening time until 10:00 pm
  • Maximum capacity 75% for shops – 50% for large retail outlets

Ibiza

Curfew
  • From 11:00 pm to 6:00 am
Social and family gathering
  • Up to 6 people from 2 households – inside
  • Up to 10 people from any household – open air and beaches
Bars and Restaurants
  • Opening time until 10:30 pm
  • Up to 4 people per table – outside only, with 100% of the capacity
  • Closed inside
Shops & large retail outlets
  • Opening time until 10:00 pm
  • Maximum capacity 100%

Menorca & Formentera

Curfew
  • From 11:00 pm to 6:00 am
Social and family gathering
  • Up to 6 people from 2 households – inside
  • Up to 10 people from any household – open air and beaches
Bars and Restaurants
  • Opening time until 10:30 pm outside
  • Opening time until 5:00 pm inside, except Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays (6:00 pm)
  • Up to 6 people per table from any household – outside, with 100% of the capacity
  • Up to 4 people per table from 2 different household – inside, with 50% of the capacity
Shops & large retail outlets
  • Opening time until 10:00 pm
  • Maximum capacity 100%

Face masks are still compulsory in any case, indoor and outdoor.

Please consider that for traveling to Balearic Islands the certification is still required, and a covid PCR test with a negative result must be presented. For more information we invite you to check the official website of Tourism in Balearics.

Catalonia

Curfew
  • No curfew
Social and family gathering
  • Up to 6 people from 2 households
Bars and Restaurants
  • Opening time until 11:00 pm
  • Up to 6 people per table – outside, with 100% of the capacity
  • Up to 6 people per table – inside, with 30% of the capacity
Shops & large retail outlets
  • Opening time until 10:00 pm
  • Maximum capacity 100%
Cultural and recreational activities:
  • Cinemas, theatres, auditoriums, concert halls open until 11:00 pm – in compliance with maximum capacity restrictions
  • Museums, libraries and exhibitions open with maximum capacity 50%
  • Amusement parks open with maximum capacity 30%
Sport
  • Sporting centres and swimming pools open with maximum capacity 50%
  • Sporting events and competions allowed with public – only for National, International and professional categories – with maximum capacity 50%
  • Sporting events and competions for football and basketball allowed without public

Face masks are still compulsory in any case, indoor and outdoor.

Conclusions

To sum up, the end of the state of emergency does not mean the end of restrictions in one of the countries most affected by the pandemic in Europe, but for sure it is a first step forward to the new normality and this give us a glimmer of hope for the summer season!

Should you need any further information, do not hesitate to ask. Our expert team in Mallorca will be more than happy to assist you!

* Please note that this article is updated to May 2021. Before your departure we kindly invite you to double check the covid situation in Spain at the official website of Spanish Government as rules are constantly changing.