How to travel to Mallorca in times of covid-19? Step-by-step guide and tips!

How to travel to Mallorca in times of covid-19? Step-by-step guide and tips!

Traveling to Mallorca during the covid-19 pandemic means that you must take into account a series of requirements, before starting your trip to the Balearic Islands, while the coronavirus restrictions last.

The pandemic caused by the coronavirus has changed the way we relate to the world. The high number of cases in some countries and, therefore, the restrictions, causes many of our clients to have doubts. What is the situation in Spain? And, not less important, What is needed to be able to travel to Mallorca in the time of covid?

That is why at Reservatum we have prepared a complete guide with a lot of travel advice to come to Mallorca since the coronavirus and to solve all the doubts for those interested in traveling to Mallorca for holidays during the covid era. And it is not for less, since Mallorca has endless activities for your enjoyment: dream beaches, boat trips, excursions or tourist routes are just some of them. If you are interested in traveling to the Balearic Islands despite the covid, you can look for a holiday home in Mallorca through our web portal. At Reservatum we have the best offers!

Coronavirus in Europe – What is the situation in Spain?

Although many European countries are experiencing outbreaks and alarm situations, the truth is that currently Spain is one of the safest countries to travel, since the vaccination rate of the population is quite high. Specifically, 80% of citizens have the complete vaccination, consisting of 2 doses.

For this reason, traveling to Mallorca during pandemic becomes the best decision for those who want to disconnect from everything and spend a relaxing holiday in one of our dream homes.

How to know what the current situation is before traveling to Mallorca during covid times?

Luckily, the current situation of the coronavirus in Mallorca can be consulted at any time through the official website of Tourism in the Balearic Islands.

Updated guide to travel to Mallorca in the time of covid-19

The health crisis has forced the government of the Balearic Islands to implement a series of protection measures for travelers. The rules will vary depending on the place of origin of the traveler: national, international or between islands.

Next, we are going to expose each of these situations in order to offer a detailed guide adapted to each tourist.

International tourism

How can residents abroad travel to Mallorca during covid and current restrictions?

According to the Balearic Islands Tourism Agency, to travel to the Balearic capital from any other foreign country, thus overcoming the airport’s health controls, international passengers must meet only two requirements:

  1. Fill in a sanitary control form. It is a document that you can easily fill out electronically.
  2. Present original vaccination certificate, diagnostic test with negative result or recovery certificate. Since June 2021 it is mandatory to present one of these three documents in order to enter Spanish territory.
    1. In case of presenting the EU Digital Covid Certificate or of vaccination against covid-19, it must be taken into account that it will be valid after 14 days from the complete schedule until 1 year after the date of the last vaccination.
    2. In case of presenting a diagnostic test with a negative result, you should know that depending on the type of test, it will have one validity or another.
      – If it is a PCR or TMA test, the validity of the certificate will be valid for up to 72 hours. It is the most recommended test.
      – If it is an antigen test, the certificate will be valid for up to 48 hours. Note: as an extra security measure, in the case of travelers from the United Kingdom, this type of quick test will not be accepted, only PCR or TMA.
    3. In case of presenting a recovery certificate that certifies having passed the disease, the test will only be valid if the disease has been overcome within the six months prior to the trip to Mallorca. In addition, this type of document is not allowed for passengers coming from the United Kingdom, due to the high number of infections that the country passes through.

Once you have decided the document to present to travel to Mallorca in the covid era:

  • It can be carried in both digital and paper format, but in any case, this must be the original document.
  • It must be written in one of these languages: Spanish, English, French or German.
  • It must contain, as a minimum, the following traveler information:
    • Name and surname.
    • Date of complete vaccination or sample collection.
    • Type of vaccine used or diagnostic test performed.
    • Certificate issuing country.

Are there exceptions?

At the moment, only three exceptions are contemplated for the non-presentation of the aforementioned documents:

  • Under 12 years old.
  • International passengers who are in transit, whose final destination is not the Balearic Islands but who are going to another country or area of Spain. As long as the duration is less than 24 hours and the venue is not left.
  • Travelers coming from countries not included in the list of risk countries / areas.

You can consult the official website of Tourism of the Balearic Islands to find out what the updated situation is, both in Mallorca and in the rest of the Balearic Islands and fid information about the covid travel restrictions in Mallorca.

International travelers: the keys to traveling to Mallorca during a pandemic

Travelers from the UK

Traveler from the UK coming to Mallorca must comply with stricter measures than those of the rest of Europe during covid, such as:

  • Mandatory to fill in the control form.
  • Present the original national vaccination certificate or the Covid EU Passport.
  • Not accepted are certificate of recovery from the disease and rapid antigen tests with negative results.

In summary, these are the keys to make a trip to Mallorca in the time of covid-19 from international territory:

Before/during your trip:

  • Fill in a sanitary control form
  • Present one of these documents: vaccination certificate or, otherwise, negative PCR, antigen test or recovery certificate (the latter not valid for UK residents).
  • Exceptions: children under 12 years of age, international passengers in transit and travelers coming from countries not included in the list of risk countries / zones.

Once in Mallorca:

  • Face mask mandatory inside: public transport, shops etc.
  • Face mask recommended outdoors, but not mandatory, except in areas where the safety distance between people cannot be maintained.
Travelers from Germany, Austria and the rest of the European Union

On the other hand, if you are travelling from Germany to Mallorca during covid times, or as citizens from Austria and the rest of the European Union, you must meet the following requirements:

  • Fill in the control form.
  • Present a vaccination certificate, a diagnostic test (antigens or PCR) with a negative result or an official certificate that proves having overcome the disease within the 6 months prior to the trip.

As a tourist, can I take the covid test in Mallorca?

The Balearic Islands Health Service has a network of points, called Covid Exprés, where both tourists and residents can undergo an antigen test upon arrival on the island, without having to make an appointment.

In this link you can consult the updated list of the network of Covid Express points authorized for tourists:

COVID EXPRÉS SON DURETA
Address: Calle Andrea Doria, 55. 07014, Palma.
Shedule: From Monday to Sunday from 8.00 h – 19.30 h

COVID EXPRÉS INCA
Address: Museu del Calçat, Avenida del General Luque. 07300, Inca.
Shedule: From Monday to Sunday from 8.00 h – 19.30 h

COVID EXPRÉS MANACOR
Address: Vía Palma, 140. 07500 – Manacor.
Shedule: From Monday to Sunday from 8.00 h – 19.30 h

How to travel to Mallorca in times of covid-19? Guide and tips

National tourism

The reduction of infections in Spain has allowed the relaxation of health controls to travel between their territories. Therefore, residents in Spain will no longer have to submit any form when traveling to any other autonomous community.

However, does this same rule apply in all cases? Also when traveling between islands? We explain it below.

How can residents of Spain travel to Mallorca in time of covid? As we have already commented, in the cases of national tourism, two different situations are considered: one for those who come from the Spanish mainland and another for those who travel between islands. Let’s see each of them:

Residents at the mainland

What document or accreditation is needed to be able to travel to Mallorca?

Since last November 1, there are no requirements to travel to Mallorca for those who reside anywhere in Spain, according to information from the Tourism Strategy Agency of the Balearic Islands.

This means that they will not have to pass any extraordinary measure, such as filling in the health control form, presenting the EU Covid Certificate or a PCR test with a negative result.

So, what are the requirements to travel to Mallorca during covid-19?

Although you do not need to fill out forms or present accreditations, as is customary in this new post-covid era, you will have to wear a face mask, both inside the airport and throughout the flight. Once at your destination, you just have to follow the current regulations of each territory depending on how the pandemic is controlled.

In summary, these are currently the keys to travel to Mallorca from national territory:

Before the trip:

  • It is not necessary to carry a negative PCR test or antigen test.
  • It is not necessary to present the vaccination card or the European passport.
  • Face mask mandatory inside the airport and during the flight.

Once in Mallorca:

  • Face mask mandatory in public transport and Mascarilla obligatoria en transportes públicos and generally inside: bus, shops, etc.
  • Recommended to wear a face mask outside but it is not mandatory.
  • Respect the safety distance between people and avoid crowds.

Now let’s go on to analyze the other possible case: mobility between islands.

Requirements to travel between islands

In the case of visitors coming to Mallorca from other Spanish island territories, such as Menorca, Ibiza or La Palma, they must meet the same requirements as for other national travelers, as well as comply with current health measures.

This means that the requirements to travel to Mallorca from other islands, before and during the trip, are:

  • Face Mask mandatory during the flight and inside the airport.
  • It is not necessary to fill in any health control form.
  • It is not necessary to have a negative PCR.
  • Nor is it necessary to carry the vaccination card or the European passport.

Once in Mallorca, visitors must comply with the security measures established throughout the national territory, such as using a face mask in public and interior transport such as shops, etc. Outdoors it is not mandatory to wear a mask, but it is recommended, except in those areas where the distance of 1.5 meters between pedestrians cannot be ensured.

As a resident of the Balearic Islands, is it possible to get a covid test in Mallorca?

Of course! Fortunately, the Health Service of the Balearic Islands has a network of points, called “Covid Exprés”, through which tourists and residents can undergo an antigen test without having to have a prior appointment booked.

These points are spread over different areas of the island. Specifically, these are the three Covid Exprés de Mallorca points enabled for residents:

COVID EXPRÉS SON DURETA
Address: Calle Andrea Doria, 55. 07014, Palma.
Shedule: From Monday to Sunday from 8.00 h – 19.30 h

COVID EXPRÉS INCA
Address: Museu del Calçat, Avenida del General Luque. 07300, Inca.
Shedule: From Monday to Sunday from 8.00 h – 19.30 h

COVID EXPRÉS MANACOR
Address: Vía Palma, 140. 07500 – Manacor.
Shedule: From Monday to Sunday from 8.00 h – 19.30 h

We already know that traveling to Mallorca in times of coronavirus is quite simple for residents of Spain. However, things change for international travelers who want to make a trip to Mallorca in a pandemic due to the covid. Therefore, we are going to share in this guide what documentation you must present to travel to the Balearic Islands or the peninsula if you are an international traveler.

Even so, we advise our clients to consult the Balearic Islands Tourism agency before making any trip to Mallorca in a pandemic, in order to be able to know all the last minute information.

Recommendations to travel to Mallorca safely

At Reservatum we care about the well-being of our clients, so we have prepared a small list of recommendations to enjoy a safe trip to Mallorca:

  • Use of the face mask correctly, so that it covers the nose and mouth.
  • Always wear the face mask in closed spaces for public use, not only because it is mandatory but also to enjoy greater security. Of course, it will not be necessary inside of any of our holiday homes. We will take care of the disinfection.
  • Prioritize open spaces over closed places.
  • Respect the arrangement of tables in leisure places to comply with security measures.
  • Use of hydro alcoholic gel and frequent hand washing.
  • Avoid crowds whenever possible.
  • Pay preferably by card instead of cash.

Advantages of using Reservatum to spend your holidays in Mallorca

As you can see, taking a trip to Mallorca in times of covid can be quite simple if you have the correct information.

Because, if the pandemic has taught us anything, it is about the importance of enjoying leisure time with our loved ones. And at Reservatum we have the best options for those interested in looking for a holiday home in Mallorca:

  • They are not hotels full of people, but private homes to enjoy as a couple, with friends or with the family.
  • Exceptional quality homes.
  • Wide variety of options: vacation homes, luxury villas or apartments, among other options.
  • As they are single-family homes, they are the safest option to enjoy a holiday in Mallorca.

We hope to see you soon enjoying our dream holiday homes!

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