Covid restrictions in the Balearic Islands

Currently on the islands of Mallorca, Menorca, Ibiza and Formentera, the level of restrictions for Covid prevention is at the lowest level since the pandemic began in 2020.

Currently on the islands of Mallorca, Menorca, Ibiza and Formentera, the level of restrictions for Covid prevention is at the lowest level since the pandemic began in 2020.

Masks are mandatory in public transport, pharmacies, health centers and for people with Covid.

The capacity is free again, and for practical purposes the feeling is of freedom equal to that of before the pandemic.

The terraces of the premises have remained with the prohibition of smoking, although it is easy to see people smoking as in other places where it is also prohibited.

Workers who test positive for covid only receive sick leave if their symptoms are serious, so if they do not, they must continue to go to work with the obligation to wear a mask.

Covid restrictions in the Balearic Islands, Mallorca.

The Easter holiday period is approaching with the risk of contagion still active. The authorities try to open up to tourism by establishing rules that residents and tourists must comply with

The Easter holiday period is approaching with the risk of contagion still active. The authorities try to open up to tourism by establishing rules that residents and tourists must comply with. These rules are regulated according to the risk level from 1 to 5. Depending on the situation of health statistics, the level is changed, or even the rules of each level may change, so it is necessary to be updated with the latest news. Mallorca is currently at level 2, and in summary, its main restrictions are the following:

  • Night curfew from 10pm to 6am
  • Social gatherings of maximum 6 people
  • Non-essential shops close at 8pm
  • Restaurants close at 5pm

Mask in the Balearic Islands: Mallorca, Menorca, Ibiza and Formentera

From now on, the use of masks will be mandatory in all public places in the Balearic Islands: Mallorca, Menorca, Ibiza and Formentera.

From now on, the use of masks will be mandatory in all public places in the Balearic Islands: Mallorca, Menorca, Ibiza and Formentera.

Its use was already mandatory in closed places or where the safety distance could not be maintained. This law is imposed in the face of what could be a health disaster, a massive outbreak of coronavirus with the islands full of tourists.

The Balearic health system was able to control the 2,228 cases and 224 deaths with covid-19 that had occurred since March. Although the cases now appear to be milder, professionals still cannot fully explain the behavior of the virus. It is intuited that the least time in closed spaces can be a brake. The issue of temperatures is still uncertain, seeing data like those of Brazil.

The truth is that the numbers of positives have increased again in these weeks, and several outbreaks have been detected, including a family of tourists in Menorca to whom the health system has provided accommodation to spend preventive confinement before letting them go. .

Faced with this situation, and with the risk that human pressure increases exponentially with the increase in daily flights and tourists, 1,553 flights last weekend at Balearic airports, the autonomous government has decided to act.

It will be allowed to go without a mask in the following cases:

  • On the beach keeping distances without crowds.
  • Driving in the car if the occupants live together.
  • Playing sports outdoors.
  • In a restaurant the moment the lunch or drinks arrive.

Its use will be compulsory on all roads and public places such as:

  • Stores, supermarkets, administration (in these it was already mandatory)
  • Strolling through streets or parks
  • In restaurants to enter, exit, go to the bathroom and be at the table until drinks or food arrive.

The new measure does not represent a big change from the previous situation. Every person should already have a mask to make purchases or procedures in offices. It should also be used when the safety distance could not be met. By extending the obligation, and sanctioning its breach, it is expected to eliminate risk situations experienced in these weeks of new normality.

Fines range from € 100 for individuals to € 600,000 for serious misconduct at premises, illegal parties, or recidivism. These sanctions will only be imposed by the agents of the different local police, in no case by the Civil Guard or the national police.

Cleaning and disinfection protocol Covid-19 Holiday Homes

Hygiene in a holiday home: it has always been the top priority for owners and guests. But in COVID-19 times, hygiene in vacation accommodation is even more important so that infections don’t spread any further.

The virus can survive for several hours or even days on some surfaces. This allows COVID-19 infection if people touch a contaminated surface and then touch their mouth, nose, or eyes. That is why it is important to thoroughly clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces; This is especially true among holiday guest stays.

You or your cleaning staff can use the following general Sanitation recommendations, even if there is not yet a standardized protocol for cleaning objects and surfaces in your vacation apartment. It is also recommended that you follow local epidemic control guidelines and recommendations.

Recommendations for the hygiene and cleanliness of your apartment.

Ventilate before cleaning. Open all the windows of your vacation home at least 20 minutes before cleaning and let in fresh air. If possible, leave the windows open throughout the cleaning process.
Wash your hands. Wash your hands before and after cleaning with soap and water for about 20-30 seconds. If this is not possible, you can also use a hand sanitizer. However, this should be listed by VAH (Association for Applied Hygiene e.V.) and have an alcohol content of at least 60%.
Wear waterproof disposable gloves. After cleaning, remove gloves so there is no contamination from your hands. After removing gloves, they should be discarded. Also, hands should be washed thoroughly immediately afterward.
Make sure you have a supply of: disposable gloves, paper towels, disinfectant wipes, and other disposable cleaning agents.

Recommendations for cleaning with reusable products.

Change cleaning cloths frequently and wash at least 60 degrees.
Hang the cleaning cloths with air. Bacteria multiply particularly well in a humid environment. That is why you should let the cleaning cloths, mops and other cleaning utensils dry quickly.
Use different wipes. Use different cleaning cloths for the kitchen, bathroom and other areas so that the pathogen does not spread on the surfaces.
Clean first, then disinfect
Disinfection uses chemicals like bleach or alcohol to kill germs. However, disinfection is not a substitute for cleaning. Therefore, dirt, impurities and germs must be removed first with soap or detergent and water. Only then does disinfection make sense. When disinfecting, be sure to pay attention to the recommended exposure time, which is necessary to kill or inactivate at least 99.9% of viruses, fungi or bacteria.

Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces. Objects and surfaces that holiday guests often touch include: door knobs, light switches, appliances and kitchen dishes, fixtures, shower curtains, laundry baskets, remote controls, tables, chairs, railings, handles wardrobes, hangers, bedside tables …
Wash hands and bath towels, bedding and underwear, mattress covers, etc. at a minimum of 60 degrees. If possible, use a strong detergent that contains bleach. No additional sanitary rinse is necessary. Once a week, the machine should run with a hot wash at least 60 ° C so that biofilm with microorganisms does not form in the washing machine.
Clean cutlery, dishes and kitchen utensils in the dishwasher at least 60 ° C or with lukewarm water and plenty of detergent. Also regularly clean dish brushes in the dishwasher and replace after each guest’s stay on vacation. For hygiene reasons, you should not use kitchen sponges, as they are a playground for all kinds of germs.
Disinfect cleaning devices such as washers, dryers, or dishwashers. Also disinfect the vacuum cleaner and empty it after each cleaning.

Tips for Holiday Guests

To ensure that your guests feel in good hands during your stay, you can equip your apartment with the following amenities:

Antibacterial hand soap or hand wash lotion
Antibacterial detergents
Extra rolls of toilet paper and tissues

The recommendations in this article are not binding and are not intended to be complete. The content was created to the best of our knowledge. However, we do not assume any responsibility for errors, omissions, inconsistencies or inaccuracies for this hygiene plan (hygiene measures, hygiene concept, hygiene rules).

Forms for the declaration of the Ecotax

The declaration of tax settlement models are as follows (Important: these models are informative and can not be presented face-to-face.) The presentation can only be done telematically, to see the section on the ATIB website from Gestión telemática:

Collection of Ecotasa direct estimation

Obligations in direct estimation regime:

– Receive, keep and number the statements that
must present and be required to taxpayers
(tourists) as well as the supporting documents for the exemptions
that are applicable (for example, because they are less
of 16 years old, family book should be required, carnet of
identity, passport or any other document that
prove the age and keep a photocopy of it)
– In any case, issue, keep and number the
proof of demand and payment of the tax
made by the taxpayer
– Bring the following record books:

Book of received declarations
Book of payment receipts issued
– Carry out four quarterly self-assessments
during the year (model 700)
– Present an annual summary during the month of
January (model 790)

Spanish guest registration sheet

By law, all professionals in the hospitality sector must keep their guest registration book up-to-date.

The forms of entry parts of travelers will conform to the model established in the Annex of Order INT / 1922/2003, of July 3 and will be generated by the establishments themselves

The establishments may fill in the forms of Entry Parties by manual procedures or by computer procedures, but the traveler must sign this part inexcusably.

Once the form has been completed and signed, it will remain in the establishment for the purpose of making a book-record, ordered in a correlative manner and consisting of books or notebooks that will integrate a minimum of 100 pages and a maximum of 500.

The registry book of the establishment in question, constituted in accordance with the provisions of the preceding paragraph, will be available at all times to the members of the Security Forces with competence in the matter, and the establishments are obliged to exhibit it when to it they are required.

The establishments must keep the Books-registration for a period of three years, counting from the date of the last of the record sheets that comprise them.

In the following links are available the documents to be filled in by the guests in Spanish, English and German:

Guest registration sheet – Spanish

Guest registration sheet – English

Guest registration sheet – Deutsch


Balearic Ecotax rise in 2018

On December 29, 2017 was published in the Official Gazette of the Balearic Islands (BOIB) the modification of Decree 35/2016, of June 23, where is deleloped the Tax Law on tourist stays to impulse measures of sustainable tourism in the Balearic Islands.

In the following link you can review the modification of the Decree as well as the amounts to be applied for each type of establishment (Law 13/2017, of December 29, of general budgets of the autonomous community of the Balearic Islands for the year 2018).

Nueva ecotasa de marzo 2018 por establecimientos


Link to the BOIB pdf document



How to calculate the ecotax in Balearic islands

You will be charged from the second quarter of the year 2016.

High season goes from April to October included.

  • 0.5 euros per day of stay if staying in hostels and shelters, hostels, pensions, inns, tourist camps or campsites.
  • 1 euro per day in the case of rural hotels, rural tourism, tourism accommodation of interior, tourist apartments of up to three keys, hotels and apartments of up to three stars.
  • 1.5 euros per day of stay when this tourist homes for vacation, housing top tourist marketing, apartments three keys object and hotels of four and three-star-superior.
  • 2 euros per day, will be for tourists on cruise ships, superior four-star and five-star hotels, tourist apartments in four keys and residential tourism business accommodation establishments.

All these amounts will be reduced by half in each case when he is low season.

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How will the eco-tax work in Mallorca

You have to pay in:

  • Tourist accommodation
  • Cruises
  • Hotels

You do not pay under 16 years old.

Residents staying in the Islands will also pay.

The tax will vary between 0.5 and €2 in high season, and between 0.2 and €1 in low.

It is estimated that you between 50 and 80 million euros, which will be allocated for environmental purposes:

  • Protection, preservation and recovery of the natural environment
  • Improvements in the quality and competitiveness of the tourism sector
  • Deseasonalisation premium and tourist product creation
  • Improvement of sustainable tourism infrastructure
  • Historical and cultural heritage

You will be charged from the second quarter of the year 2016.

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