Friday, June 25th, 2021
The UK government’s announcement that Mallorca is being moved to the Green List from Wednesday, the 30th of June 2021, has caused much excitement on the island and in the UK alike.
The notable absence of British tourists has been problematic for the island’s tourist industry, with beaches in some areas unusually quiet, a number of hotels remaining closed and trade in the British-dominated holiday destinations being very slow.
However, with British holiday bookings rising sharply in an immediate response to the announcement, this is now set to change. While so far only a comparatively small number of flights were scheduled to fly from the UK to Mallorca, the number is expected to increase rapidly over the next few days, with additional services being added to cope with the demand.
The following rules apply for travel between the Balearic Islands and the United Kingdom:
For your journey from the UK to Mallorca, completion of a health questionnaire is required. This, or the corresponding QR code issued to you, will be checked on your arrival at Palma Airport. Covid-testing is not required as things stand, although this is currently being reviewed and there is a possibility that this may be re-introduced. The body temperature of all arriving passengers will be taken with the aid of thermal imaging cameras.
From 30/6/2021, when travelling from Mallorca to the UK, you will need to complete a passenger locator form, take a Covid test prior to leaving the island and book a second Covid test to be taken on or before day 2 following your return to the UK. You will not be required to quarantine, provided that your test results are negative.
With the summer season in Mallorca just about to start and the weather forecast for the island promising wall to wall sunshine with temperatures in the high twenties for the foreseeable future, this news couldn’t have come at a better time! Have you packed your suitcase yet?