The Thursday report gives 41 new positive cases of coronavirus – Mallorca 22, Ibiza 15, Minorca three, Formentera one. These are eight more than on Wednesday – 26 in Mallorca, five in Ibiza and two in Formentera.
The Balearic health ministry is to end Covid controls of national travellers at ports and airports on the islands. This will take effect from October 31. The controls were introduced in early December last year, the intention having been to prevent possible new cases of Covid from entering the Balearics from the rest of Spain.
The Balearic Nightlife Sector is the only one that’s still 100% closed and the Balearic Association of Night Leisure, or Abone and Leisure of Ibiza will propose that it be reopened immediately when they Government representatives today.
After a sizzling summer the island starts to cool down in September. This makes for what is typically a blissful month in Mallorca, with plenty of sun and blue skies and every reason to remain outdoors enjoying nature, dining and seeing the sights.
At a Wednesday meeting between Balearic government, Council of Mallorca and tourism industry representatives, there was agreement that maintaining air connectivity will be vital to extending the tourism season.
Two young German girls who were swimming in Cala Mandia in the early hours of the morning have died. They went into the water with four friends despite the fact that a red flag had been raised on the beach because of rough seas and stormy weather.
President Armengol said on Thursday that the Balearic government will abide by the decision of the Balearic High Court not to authorise the Digital Covid Certificate as a requirement for attending large sporting and cultural events.
Germany plans to remove Spain from its list of COVID-19 high risk areas, meaning that incoming travellers who are not fully vaccinated will not longer have to quarantine, the Funke group of newspapers reported this afternoon, citing government sources.
You could even miss out on your morning coffee in your favourite bar if you haven´t had the double jab under tough new measures the Balearic government are pondering.
Balearic health minister Patricia Gómez said on Thursday that she is in favour of legislation to make vaccination against Covid obligatory, but she stressed that public health “cannot be imposed by force” and that legislation would be a matter for the Spanish government.
The Covid contagion curve in the Balearic Islands is beginning to decline, but Friday’s cumulative incidence rate of 973.8 cases per 100,000 inhabitants in 14 days was the highest in the country.
This summer 28.8% or 24,661 cases out of a total of 85,720 were Covid positive and were reported to the Ministry of Health
Arrivals from Spain and all its islands are advised to use a PCR test as their pre-departure test wherever possible, as a precaution against the increased prevalence of the virus and variants in the country. UK clinicians and scientists will remain in close contact with their counterparts in Spain to keep abreast of the latest data and picture of cases in Spain.
All travellers arriving in Germany from Mallorca and elsewhere will be required from this weekend to demonstrate immunity from COVID-19 either from a vaccine or previous infection, or present a negative test result, Der Spiegel reported.
The Balearic government is planning to introduce new restrictions following a rise in the number of Covid cases across the island. Face masks may have to be worn in all public areas
President Armengol has welcomed remarks made by the British ambassador, Hugh Elliott, on Wednesday, which indicated that the UK government is considering the possibility of treating the Balearics separately when it conducts its next travel review.