Mallorca’s New Normal

Tuesday, June 23rd, 2020

The state of emergency in Spain came to an end on 21st June and people are getting used to what is widely termed “the new normal”. But what exactly does this mean to holidaymakers in Mallorca?

The most important aspect for Mallorca-lovers is certainly the fact that visitors from other EU countries are now permitted entry into Spain, making it once again possible to holiday on the beautiful Mediterranean island.

To ensure everyone’s comfort and safety, a variety of measures have been introduced. We have briefly summarised the most important of these.

At the airport, you will be asked to fill in a health questionnaire and you will be required to leave your contact details. Thermal imaging cameras have been put in place to check the body temperature of all arriving passengers. For more information, please also see our page “Covid-19 – What you need to know when travelling via Palma Airport“.

Throughout your stay on the island, you must maintain a distance of 1.50 metres to anyone who is not part of your family or the group of people you are travelling with. In situations where this may not be possible, it is mandatory to wear a face mask. This applies, for example, on public transport and in public buildings and facilities, at public events and in shops. The only people exempt from this rule are children under the age of six.

The minimum distance of 1.50 metres also needs to be observed in bars and restaurants. To ensure that this is possible, catering establishments are only allowed to operate at a maximum of 75% of their total capacity.

Smaller nightclubs have been able to open their doors again since Monday, 22nd June, albeit with limited numbers of visitors. Dancing is not currently permitted – instead, the additional space on the dance floors is being used to place tables and chairs at a greater distance from each other. Drinking at the bar is possible until 10 pm and the closing time is 2 am at the latest.

In Magaluf and Playa de Palma – areas generally known for their excessive nightlife – nightclubs must remain closed until further notice, although they will be able to serve customers on their outside terraces.

Social distancing rules also apply at the beaches. A space of four square metres is allocated to every group of sunbathers, with group sizes limited to a maximum of 25. Sunbeds and parasols must be set up in such a way that the distancing rules can be observed.


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