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Covid-19 Safety in Ibiza

Discover the latest Ibiza Covid-19 Coronavirus updates

Chris Richard, Site Editor | Published

Are you wondering if Ibiza is a safe destination to visit? Then you've come to the right place! Spoiler alert – on balance, our answer is yes; local businesses and authorities have been working hard to turn Ibiza into a safe haven for visitors.

The pandemic has become a part of everyone's daily life across the globe and that's no different in Ibiza. Throughout these months we've all been dreaming of being able to enjoy the sunshine and fresh air on the island's Mediterranean beaches and tranquil countryside. Businesses in Ibiza have been working hard to make this dream a reality.

However, it's the governments who have the last word as they're the ones imposing restrictions on travel and mobility. These regulations are changing all the time so, for up to date information, take a look at the following Covid-19-dedicated websites:

Read on to learn more about what Ibiza is doing to ensure everyone's safety.

Can you travel to Ibiza?

A plane

In general, the answer is yes but it depends on the coronavirus situation in the country you’re departing from. Take a look at Spain's Official Tourism website for up-to-date information. 

Improved safety measures such as temperature checks, disinfection of aircrafts, compulsory use of masks, online check-ins and reduction in the number of bags to be taken onboard ensure that everyone is safe when coming to Ibiza.

What are businesses in Ibiza doing to keep customers safe?

Briony Villa

We keep talking about safety and hygiene measures but, what are they exactly? Businesses in Ibiza have taken steps to ensure that they provide a safe environment for both their customers and their workers, such as:

  • Social distancing: Spain recommends a distance of at least 2m between people. There are different ways to ensure this, from reducing capacity to increasing the space between tables at bars and restaurants to installing screens to separate customers. Contactless menus have also been implemented, while contactless payments and advance online bookings are encouraged.
  • Disinfection: Shops, bars, restaurants, rental properties, hotels, cinemas, theatres... they're fully disinfected periodically, as well as after each customer. Staff also clean their hands thoroughly and regularly. Hand sanitiser is available everywhere, from supermarkets to small shops and cafes.
  • Protection: Face masks are mandatory in public spaces in Ibiza, including on streets, for everyone aged 6 and over. There are a few exceptions to this rule as you don't need to wear a face mask on beaches, swimming pools and when practising sports. Masks must be worn in bars and restaurants, including terraces, except when you're eating and/or drinking, as well as in public transport (planes included).
  • Information: Businesses in Ibiza have designed specific Covid-19 protocols and are informing the public of the steps to follow before and during their visit.

7 tips to stay safe in Ibiza

Punta Galera in Ibiza

1. Follow safety and hygiene guidelines
We keep repeating it but following safety and hygiene rules is the best way to stay safe on your holidays in Ibiza. Here in Spain, we talk about the rule of the "3 Ms": keep a distance of 2 Metres, wash your 'Manos' (hands) and wear a Mask.

2. Trust Ibizan businesses
Not only are businesses in Ibiza putting updated safety and hygiene measures in place but they've also made cancellations much more flexible. This means that, if for any reason you're forced to cancel your holiday, you'll probably be given a full refund. Look out for our Covid-Proof Booking symbol when booking your accommodation or your activities on our site.

3. Avoid the crowds
The easiest way to comply with social distancing is to avoid crowds altogether. We've got a few strategies to help you with that like, for example, booking a whole villa or an entire apartment instead of a hotel room, that way you can prevent bumping into other guests during your stay. Or perhaps chartering a private yacht would be more up your alley? Sailing the Mediterranean seems like a pretty good way of social distancing.

After weeks of confinement, being outdoors, breathing fresh air and feeling the sun's warmth on our skin is just what we need. In Ibiza, you can also opt for private activities and tours instead of group ones, such as embarking on a private boat trip or hiring a boat and booking individual scooter or jeep tours instead of coach tours. You can even explore the island on a bike or on horsebackbook a private guide for your hiking or sightseeing trip and visit the local vineyards to taste their wine.

4. Book early
Limitations regarding the amount of people that businesses can welcome or the crowds that events can gather are being enforced. That's why, now more than ever, we recommend you book early. This will ensure you get the best table on Ibiza's trendiest restaurant!

5. Get off the beaten path
Another great strategy to avoid the crowds and to discover Ibiza's hidden gems along the way is to visit the island's lesser-known places. Ibiza is full of charming towns and villages, many of which are still no more than 15 minutes away from the nearest beach but they have very few inhabitants and even fewer visitors. This is where the real Ibiza resides, you'll get to mingle with the locals at the weekly markets and enjoy cheap cañas with tasty pa amb oil at the town square cafes. These small towns are also a great base to go hiking, cycling or mountain biking.

Ibiza also has a few charming secluded coves, far from the hustle and bustle of the most popular beach resorts where you can relax and go snorkelling in the most amazing turquoise waters. Culture vultures will appreciate the dozens of prehistoric ruins, medieval churches, country manors, watchtowers, small museums and art galleries scattered across the island.

6. Entertain at yours
Celebrations aren't off the table this year in Ibiza. However, instead of booking a restaurant or a beach club, why not ask a catering company to bring the party to you? Private villas, apartments and boats make for great venues and the island has an excellent selection of catering companies ranging from Michelin-starred private chefs to mobile food trucks providing the best street grub from your own private garden.

7. Come during the off-season
This is our ultimate piece of advice: avoid the high season and move your holidays to the autumn or the winter. With temperatures ranging between a balmy 16ºC and a toasty 27ºC, usually hovering around 20ºC, you can most definitely still enjoy the empty beaches in the off-season in Ibiza while cheaper prices will just be the cherry on the cake.

More information

Stay safe and remember that we're here to help you with your bookings and with any questions you may have about Ibiza.

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