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Balearic tourism minister "very optimistic" Brits will be allowed to Ibiza by June

"We have the right measures in place that will allow us to be considered ‘green’" said Spanish official Rosa Ana Morilla Rodriguez

  • Tope Olufemi
  • 10 May 2021
Balearic tourism minister "very optimistic" Brits will be allowed to Ibiza by June

Spanish official Rosa Ana Morilla Rodriguez has said that she feels "very optimistic" that Ibiza, Menorca, Formentera and Mallorca will be open to Brits by June.

Travellers to green list countries will have to take a test before departure, alongside a test upon arrival back into the UK - there will be no need to quarantine for two weeks upon arrival to the destination.

Ms Morilla Rodriguez, speaking to The Telegraph, said "we have the right numbers, we have the right measures in place that will allow us to be considered ‘green’".

The islands usually attract millions of UK tourists yearly - with club culture and nightlife thriving as a result.

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In order to determine who is considered for the green list, the amount of people who have been vaccinated, infection rates and access to scientific data are all considered - and the list that is curated is reviewed every three weeks in order to make additions or to move countries into different categories such as red or amber - which require higher levels of quarantining and testing.

For example, Spain, has been added to the amber list - meaning that a pre-departure test must be taken, and tourists must quarantine for 10 days when they return to England or Wales. PCR tests will also have to be taken on day two and eight of quarantine.

Read this next: How to have the perfect 24 hours in Ibiza.

The Balearics have recorded low numbers of infection recently, with 49 cases reported on Saturday by the Mallorca Daily Bulletin, with one death recorded also.

Hopes are high for British tourists, who are looking to get back to Spanish nightlife and sunny weather as soon as possible - as restrictions on travel ease on May 17 after months of lockdown. The success of vaccinations in Britain has led to a general optimism about the possibility of travel.

Tope Olufemi is Mixmag's Digital Intern, follow them on Twitter

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