Night Time COVID Restrictions End in Ibiza
The Spanish island of Ibiza announced an easing of COVID restrictions on after-dark events and social gatherings. The island joined the other Balearic islands Mallorca, Menorca, and Formentera, and reduced its COVID-19 alert level to medium on Wednesday, September 15, 2021.
This means that events and social gatherings between the hours of 2am and 6am can now move forward with no restrictions. The new guidance will remain in effect until September 29. Government officials will then re-evaluate.
The move came after COVID-19 infections fell drastically on the island. As of September 13, the 14-day rate of cumulative infections fell from 350 cases per 100,000 people. Data from September 10 shows a 14-day cumulative rate of 276.6 cases per 100,000.
Restaurants and bars can now seat eight to a table indoors and 12 outdoors, but they still need to be closed by 2am. Masks will still be required on public property and on public transportation. Those who are fully vaccinated and arrive from other parts of Spain will no longer need a contact tracing form to enter the island.