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Smoking at Palma airport

Please note that, due to the health crisis, smoking in public in Mallorca is only allowed if it is possible to keep a minimum distance of 2 metres to other people around you.

The Spanish legislation on smoking is strict. Smoking is prohibited in all enclosed public places, Palma Airport included.

You are not allowed to smoke anywhere inside the airport terminal or in any of the four modules, be it in the public area or the security zone. There are, however, several outside spaces at the airport where smoking is permitted.


Smoking inside the terminal building is strictly prohibited. However, as soon as you exit the public arrivals hall you will find yourself in a wide pedestrian area next to an access road, where it’s possible to smoke in public again.

Here you will also find a few cafes to get a drink and have a smoke and a possibly much-needed rest. The area is partially enclosed and is protected from the rain and strong sun and, to some extent, any strong winds. As Mallorca is warm for most of the year, it’s more than pleasant to sit outside Palma airport whether smoking or not.


When you arrive at Palma Airport departures terminal, there are plenty of benches outside the terminal building to sit on in reasonable comfort, where you are allowed to enjoy a cigarette. Theoretically, you could check in your suitcases, get a drink and return here to smoke if you have some time to spare. However, if you would prefer to get a little closer to the boarding gate for your flight, there is an additional place where smoking is permitted just before the main security control.

After checking in any luggage, you will need to go up the escalator to level 4. Just before security, you will find a large semi-enclosed terrace. Despite this being one of the busiest parts of Palma airport, this is a peaceful and relatively quiet area. A relaxing space with plenty of trees, plants and benches, this terrace attracts smokers and non-smokers alike. This is the last designated smoking area at Palma airport – smoking will no longer be permitted anywhere in the airport once you have gone through security control. Keep in mind that smoking is not permitted in most rental cars.

Smoking fines

Smoking in the toilets of Palma airport will set off fire alarms. It will result in a heavy fine and brief detention, possibly causing a missed flight.

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