Saturday, May 22nd, 2021
From the 24th of May 2021, Spain is easing travel restrictions for ten non-EU countries considered “safe” and Great Britain is included on the list. This means that from Monday onwards, a negative PCR test will no longer be required for travellers arriving in Mallorca from Britain. This will not only simplify the journey but also save money, as PCR-testing is a costly affair!
Mallorca has been preparing for the return of tourism for some time and more hotels are opening up in expectation of a rise in visitor numbers. It is hoped that there will be a marked increase in touristic activity this summer in comparison to 2020.
The recent end of the state of emergency in Spain has already prompted a flurry of Mallorca flight and hotel bookings from Spanish as well as international visitors, who are looking forward to a spring or summer get-away. It is hoped that British tourists will soon be amongst them again.
The only fly in the ointment for British residents is the fact that Spain, including Mallorca, is still on the amber list for travel. Therefore, anyone holidaying in Mallorca requires PCR-testing and a quarantine period at home on return to the UK. This makes a Mallorca holiday much less palatable for many. However, the travel traffic light system is under constant review, and with Mallorca’s consistently low infection rates, there is hope that the island will soon be given the green light.
For visitors from other countries, travelling to Mallorca is also about to get easier. Anyone arriving from an EU-country or region with a 14-day incidence rate of 25 or below will be able to enter Mallorca without a PCR-test from the 24th of May. While this currently only applies to very few places, e.g. some parts of Norway and Finland, it is hoped that the list of regions will soon grow, with the pandemic increasingly being brought under control across the EU.
Additionally, from the 7th of June onwards, anyone who is fully vaccinated will be able to travel to Spain and Mallorca without the need for testing. However, details on the type of certificate needed and which vaccines will be recognised are yet to be released.
Update July 2021: Please note that from 2/7/2021, the UK has once more been classed as a high-risk country. For more information on the requirements for travel from the UK, please see our pages:
Covid-19: What you need to know when travelling via Palma Airport
What Covid-19 mandatory documentation is required on arrival at Palma de Mallorca Airport