Ibiza is slowly but surely returning to normal, with strong efforts to restore tourism to the embattled island. The Leisure Association of Ibiza recently requested that the Balearic government allow for the reopening of clubs starting in June.
What’s Been Happening?
Ibiza wants to be the first place in Europe to welcome visitors with a vaccine passport.
We previously reported that Spain is working with the EU on a vaccine passport but now the country has announced that it will run its own vaccine passport pilot scheme, which has full support from local authorities in Ibiza, as well as the rest of Balearics, who are raring to welcome tourists this summer.
The goal is to implement all necessary measures in compliance with the authorities to ensure security and confidence among staff and clientele. What exactly does the protocol entail? All customers must be vaccinated and have a digital green certificate stating their vaccination status. They must also report if they had COVID-19. If they don’t have a Digital Green Pass, they need to have a negative PCR performed within the last 72 hours. These are requirements for enclosed space entry at nightclubs and indoor venues.
Current Status of Coronavirus in Ibiza
The Govern Balear has just announced new measures to start relaxing the restrictions.
Furthermore, the vaccination programme is moving along quite nicely now, and, from Monday, the age group 45 to 55 are next in line for their jabs. The local health authority’s plan to have 70% of the island’s residents vaccinated by the end of May looks like a very real prospect.
The new regulation changes are relatively small and will continue, through Easter, until 11 April, to try to deter much population movement over that holiday period. But we can be thankful for any positive changes right now.
Ibiza is moving back to Level 3 (high risk) of the Govern’s recovery plan, while Formentera drops to Level 2 (medium risk), for the time being. The great news is that we are also now free to travel between the islands once again, as the sealed perimeter has also been lifted.
- Bars and restaurants can reopen 50% of their outside terraces, but have to close by 17:00. There can’t be more than 4 persons per table, from max. 2 households.
- The night-time curfew remains from 22:00 to 06:00.
- Shop capacity will rise from 30 to 50% interior space and must close by 20:00.
- Gymnasiums and indoor swimming pools can reopen, with strict limits on capacity.
- Outdoor non-contact sports, with up to 10 participants, can resume.
- Social gatherings, of up to 6 persons from 2 households, inside or out, are allowed to resume. IMPORTANT UPDATE: From March 26 to April 11, both dates included, no meetings of any kind will be allowed inside homes, beyond the members of the household.
The mask mandate remains in force at this time.
Despite being overwhelmed by feelings of fear and uncertainty at this time last year, as the invisible wave approached, Ibiza and Formentera managed to enjoy a brief holiday season. This year already promises to be very different. Whereas it might not get going properly until June, we anticipate that by the beginning of that month the virus will be practically eradicated from the island once again, and most businesses will be reopened.
Here is a current list of open bars, restaurants, and beach clubs as of March 2021:
- Royalty, Santa Eulalia – Open now
- Locotaco, Ibiza Town – Open now
- Contra Vent, Port des Torrent – Open now
- Ca Na Hathai, San Miguel – Open now
- Nagai, road to San Juan – Open now
- Sa Caleta Restaurant, Sa Caleta beach – Open now
- Yemanja, Cala Jondal – Open now
- Gave Mx Restaurant, Ibiza Town – Open now
- Calma, Marina Botafoch – Open now
- CBbC Ebusus, Ibiza Town – Open now
- Cas Costas, road to San José – Open now
- Es Tanco Pizzería, San Rafael – Open now
- Es Tanco Pizzería, San Jordi – Open now
- La Escollera, Es Cavallet – Open now
- Tapas Bar Restaurant, San Antonio – Open now
- Oli, Puig d’en Valls, and Oli Beach, Figueretas – Open now
- Ca’n Pilot, San Rafael – Open now
- Cala Gracioneta – Open from 2 April
- Amante Beach, Sol d’en Serra – Open from 23 April
- Aiyanna, Cala Nova – Open from 28 April
- Atzaró Beach – Open from 29 April
- El Viejo Gallo, Port des Torrent – Open from 30th April
- Sa Punta – Open from 6 May
- Sissis Restaurant – Open from 19 May
- STK – Open from 27 May
Beach Clubs & Restaurants
- Alma Beach Club, Port des Torrent – Open now
- Nassau Beach Club, Playa d’en Bossa – Open now
- Boat House, Cala San Vicente – Open now
- Cala Bonita, S’Estanyol – Open now
- CBBC, Cala Bassa – from 1 April
- Pura Vida Ibiza Beach Club; Es Niu Blau – Open from 1 April
- Casa Jondal, Cala Jondal – Open from 29 April
- Beachouse Ibiza, Playa d’en Bossa – Open from 7 May
- Nikki Beach, S’Argamassa – Open from 3 June
Cafés, Bars & Venues
- Bar Flotante, Talamanca – Open now
- Massa Coffee, Marina Botafoch – Open now
- Cappucino Grand Cafe, Marina Botafoch – Open now
- Can Tixedò, Buscastells – Open now
- Las Dalias Bar and Market – Open now
- Bam Bu Ku, San Antonio – Open from 20 May
- O Beach, San Antonio – Open from 21 May
We’ll keep you posted on any updates. Here’s hoping to a glorious summer of love!