24 February – 2021
The covid-19 coronavirus pandemic continues to improve in Formentera with only 13 people infected after several weeks with a high incidence due mainly to the meetings during the Christmas holidays.
According to the local press, and if nothing changes, the Balearic Government will approve a new decree on Friday by which the island of Formentera will enjoy greater mobility by going to level 2 of health alert.
In this level the bars and restaurants will be open again. In the same way, they will see the curfew hours increased until 00.00 hours. Also the capacity of the shops will be expanded and the outdoor social gatherings will be of up to 10 people, six indoors.
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9 February – 2021
The Ibiza and Formentera Health Area has detected in the last 24 hours, 66 new positives in coronavirus covid-19, of which 61 in Ibiza and five in Formentera.
The number of people with the active virus continues to decline to 2,913 cases, 72 less than yesterday, of which 2,833 in Ibiza and 80 in Formentera.
The number of people hospitalized falls 7% compared to the figures of 24 hours ago, with 124 people, nine less than yesterday, of which 22 are in ICU.
On the other hand, in home monitoring by the Primary Care teams, due to their mild or asymptomatic condition, there are 2,789 people, 2,710 in Ibiza and 79 in Formentera.
26 january – 2021
The number of active cases of covid-19 in Formentera stands at 153, of which 3 people have been transferred to the hospital in Ibiza and the rest are isolated at home with mild or asymptomatic symptoms under the supervision of the medical teams of Primary Care.
The Official College of Physicians of the Balearic Islands (Comib) has asked the population of Ibiza and Formentera this morning to self-confine due to the “extremely worrying” current health situation in which both islands are.
In a statement, they have made an “energetic” call to everybody’s responsibility and have asked the citizens of Ibiza and Formentera to minimize social interaction as it is the “most efficient strategy” to reduce infections, also completing the “titanic effort” performed by health workers to control this “exceptional” situation.
The Comib, according to its statement, has also thanked the “extra effort” made by professionals in the Health Area, showing an “extraordinary commitment and unlimited capacity for sacrifice” to guarantee to Ibiza and Formentera population an “excellent” health care.
19 january – 2021
In the last 24 hrs there have been 106 positives for coronavirus covid-19 in Ibiza and Formentera, of which 104 in Ibiza and two in Formentera, as reported by the Health Area.
The number of active cases stands at 2.224 infected people, of which 2.062 correspond to Ibiza and 62 to Formentera.
Since January 15 and because of the situation that the island of Formentera is going through after the Christmas festivities, the island is closed until January 30, thus limiting mobility between the islands and helping prevent the spread of covid cases, which are progressively increasing on the two islands.
Alejandra Ferrer, president of the Consell de Formentera, detailed the reasons why the Consell requested the perimeter closure of the island to the Balearic Government, among which she listed: «Protect the citizens of Formentera from the increase in infections; be supportive and collaborative so that health care can be guaranteed in the health area of Ibiza and Formentera. Also to guarantee the arrival to the tourist season in the best possible conditions and to ensure the vaccination process.
Only duly justified trips are allowed and in the port of La Savina the Local Police and the Civil Guard have established a control device at the departure and arrival of vessels to verify that passengers travel for justified reasons, both in one direction and in the other one.
The exceptions that are contemplated to be able to move between the two islands are: assistance to health centers, services and establishments or veterinary care; the fulfillment of labor, professional or business obligations; assistance to educational centers, care for the elderly, minors and dependents or vulnerable people; trips to financial and insurance entities; attention required before public organizations, renewal of official documentation; conducting examinations, and travel to the airport and ports is also included, as well as any “duly justified” activity.
In the event that a passenger is detected who cannot justify the trip, they will be invited to take the next boat back.
In general terms, Formentera travelers approve the measure even though many can no longer go shopping in Ibiza.
11 january – 2021
The number of active cases of covid-19 in Formentera stands at 36, of which 3 people have been transferred to the hospital in Ibiza and the rest are isolated at home with mild or asymptomatic symptoms under the supervision of the medical teams of Primary Care.
On the other hand, we want to highlight that the first vaccines against the coronavirus will be administered in Formentera next Wednesday, January 13, as detailed yesterday by the vaccination coordinator in the Balearic Islands.
The Consell de Formentera reiterated yesterday the call to the population to maintain social health security measures and comply with basic standards to help fight the pandemic.
The island is at level 3 of the health alert, with restrictions that do not allow meetings of more than six people either in the interior or exterior.
04 january – 2021
There are 36 active patients infected with coronavirus covid-19 in Formentera, of which two are hospitalized, one of them in the ICU. The rest, 34 people, are in a mild or asymptomatic state and receive follow-up and control by the Primary Care health workers.
29 december – 2020
Formentera has not confirmed any new case of contagion of covid-19 for three days, according to the Balearic Ministry of Health and the health area of the island.
With the incidence of the virus triggered as a result of several outbreaks, Formentera currently has 30 confirmed cases of active covid-19 coronavirus after many of the first reported cases of the outbreak originating from a meal held after a funeral have been discharged.
The increase in covid cases in Formentera has forced the Balearic Government to increase restrictions on the island, going from level 2 in which it was, to 3.
Therefore, the following restrictions, among others, come into force from today Tuesday and will remain for at least 15 days:
Social gatherings: Maximum of six people both indoors and outdoors.
Restaurants: Inside, only six people can sit per table. If the ventilation is high risk, the capacity should be 30%.
Bars and restaurants must be closed at midnight.
22 december – 2020
There are 44 active cases of coronavirus covid-19 in Formentera who are in a mild or asymptomatic state and remain at home with monitoring and control by Primary Care health workers.
Given the advance of covid-19 infections on the island, Formentera goes to level 2 of covid alert. This change in level will mean more restrictive measures, such as reducing the maximum number of people in meetings outdoors from 20 to 10, and from 10 to 6 indoors.
It will also involve reducing the capacity of bars and restaurants depending on the level of associated risk. In those classified as medium risk, which have a maximum capacity of less than 50 people, up to 70% of the capacity may be occupied, while those with a capacity of 50 or more will have a maximum of 50%.
Those classified as high risk, on the other hand, may occupy up to a maximum of 40% of the allowed capacity. In addition, the maximum number of people per table will be 6 people indoors and not 10 as before.
17 december – 2020
The president of the Consell de Formentera, Alejandra Ferrer, does not exclude requesting “the passage to a more restrictive level” before the Christmas holidays if the increase in infections continues on the island, as she assured this Wednesday in a statement.
Ferrer has asked the island’s population to take extra precautions against covid-19, following the detection of an outbreak with 11 infections and after the cases have been increasing since the December holiday weekend.
In this line, she has indicated that the 7 active cases that there were until last Tuesday on the island, have increased to 19 after the outbreak with 11 infected people.
Ferrer has called a security meeting, extraordinary and urgent, for today Thursday at 1:00 p.m. in order to coordinate the control and inspection work of the Local Police, the Civil Guard and the emergency service of the Balearic Government.
She has also announced that the Local Police have made a plan to reinforce the control of the premises and public spaces of the island to ensure that the anticovid regulations are met.
The number of cases of people affected by covid-19 in Formentera have increased since December 7, coinciding with the December holiday weekend and the arrival from Spain mainland of students and workers residing on the island.
The data at this time are 19 people infected with covid-19 in Formentera, with follow-up by primary care units.
15 december – 2020
The number of active cases of coronavirus covid-19 has fallen in a month about 60%, exactly 58.7%, since on November 13 there were 598 people with the active virus and as of today it is below 250.
Yesterday, December 14, the Molecular Biology section of the Microbiology laboratory of the Can Misses Hospital confirmed the infection of three people, all of them in Ibiza, so the number of active cases falls again after increasing slightly.
Thus, at this time, the number of confirmed infected patients undergoing follow-up or treatment in Ibiza and Formentera stands at 247. Of which 21 are hospitalized with 4 in the ICU and 226 receive home follow-up by the Primary Care teams, 8 of they are in Formentera.
Good control of the pandemic in Ibiza and Formentera allows restrictions to be relaxed in anticipation of the next Christmas holidays, as agreed by the Inter-territorial Health Council, the curfew is delayed until 1.30 a.m on the days 24 and 31 December. In addition, in Formentera up to ten people can already meet indoors.
10 december – 2020
Formentera had been without new positives for Covid-19 for several days. A wonderful epidemiological situation that led the island to make headlines in the national press as the only Covid-free zone in Spain.
This trend has been truncated, as three new coronavirus positives have been detected in the last 24 hours.
All the cases are mild or asymptomatic and are being monitored by Primary Care, one of them has been hospitalized to ensure adequate isolation.
The Balearic Government’s campaign to detect possible cases of Covid-19 in people arriving from other parts of Spain, offering free PCR test on arrival, specially to students or residents working on the Spain mainland who came to spend the national holidays this past weekend, have managed to detect these cases and be able to react quickly to their correct isolation, which has proved to be a fast and effective measure to contain the spread of the virus.
On the other hand, we highlight that the government of Spain will allow international travelers from risk countries, in addition to a PCR, to also prove a negative diagnosis of active Covid infection with a TMA test performed 72 hours before entry. in the country.
In this way, the resolution that came into force on November 23 is modified, which only allowed to support the negative result with a PCR test. The TMA test is a molecular viral RNA detection technique with equivalent reliability for the detection of SARS-CoV-2.
The new resolution, which will come into force tomorrow, also establishes that children under six years of age will not be required to have to prove a negative result in these diagnostic tests in order to enter Spain.
The Health Control Form that passengers must complete before entering the country, will include a question about whether they have a negative diagnostic test performed within 72 hours prior to arrival in Spain. At any time, the passenger may be asked to accredit the test result.
In addition, the sanitary controls that are already carried out on all international passengers at the entry points are maintained, such as temperature control and visual control.
03 december – 2020
The island of Formentera is free of COVID-19 after the only person infected has healed. As reported this Wednesday by the Ibiza and Formentera Health Area, in the last hours 12 more cases have been confirmed, but all of them on the island of Ibiza.
Therefore, in principle, it is expected that in the next two weeks as long as this zero infection rate is maintained, the island of Formentera will advance to level 0 in the plan of exceptional prevention, containment and coordination measures to deal with the health crisis caused by COVID-19 that started 3 days ago and for which Formentera is currently at level 1.
At level 0 the restrictions are limited to meetings of 30 people outside and 15 inside and there would be no curfew, among others.
We’ll keep you posted on the news in case of effective advance of the island to level 0.
30 november – 2020
Since November 28, the Balearic Islands have a new health alert level system and also a new Plan of exceptional prevention, containment and coordination measures to face the health crisis caused by COVID-19.
This plan orders and details the restrictions that must be applied from now on depending on the level of alert in which each territory is.
The application of the following levels, except in an emergency, will be updated every 2 weeks based on the epidemiological indicators.
Formentera is at level 1, low risk. The restrictions at this level are, among others, the following:
1. Meetings are limited to 20 people outdoors and 10 people indoors.
2. The ban on smoking in public spaces remains in force if the distance of two meters cannot be respected, as well as on the terraces of bars and restaurants, regardless of the distance between tables.
3. The curfew will be in effect from twelve at night to six in the morning.
4. Bars and restaurants: Indoor, 10 people per table. Outdoors 15 people per table. Use of the barcounter in bars and cafeteria until 10 pm. Closing time at 00.00
Options are given to increase the capacity of the establishments, depending on the measurements of carbon dioxide in their interiors. Bars, cafes and restaurants should install a CO2 meter. From then on, and if the concentration levels of this gas are lower than 800 ppm, the occupancy can be increased. Establishments have until December 15 to install carbon dioxide markers.
We will have to wait until December 15 to find out what restrictions will be in effect at Christmas on the islands. That will be the date on which the Balearic Government will review the level of the pandemic situation according to the new health alert level system.
23 november – 2020
Active cases of Covid-19 coronavirus drop below 500 in Ibiza and Formentera
In the last 24 hours no new contagion has been registered in Formentera and two people with mild symptoms have healed, so the balance is seven people confined into their homes.
On the island they are waiting to know if on november 27 the Balearic Government will announce a relaxation of the restrictions in Formentera since the evolution of the pandemic in this second wave is yielding favorable results.
19 november – 2020
The president of the Balearic Government announced yesterday that the restrictions on the islands of Ibiza and Formentera due to the coronavirus pandemic covid-19, will continue until next November 27, as established, despite the improvement in data incidence of the coronavirus in the islands.
Meanwhile, they are studying to relax the current restrictions, to establish a later curfew and modifying the outdoor and indoor capacity of bars and restaurants, among others.
So until november 27, the restrictions remain in force: activities or events of a family or social nature will be limited to groups of a maximum of ten people in closed spaces and twenty people in open-air spaces, except in the case of cohabiting people, where this limitation will not apply. During these types of activities, the minimum interpersonal safety distance between non-cohabitants and the mandatory use of a mask, if applicable, must be respected.
The terraces of establishments that exercise the activity of restaurant or cafeteria bar may open to the public with the limit of seventy-five percent of capacity, as long as it can be ensured that the arrangement of the tables allows the maintenance of the interpersonal safety distance of meter and a half.
As of November 23, “anyone who comes from a country with a high incidence of covid 19, more than 150 positive cases of covid-19 per 100,000 inhabitants, must provide a negative PCR”.
Whoever arrives without PCR, may be sanctioned by the Foreign Health Service and at the same time they will be offered to do an antigen test that will be fully paid for by the Government of Spain ”, he explained.
16 november – 2020
As of today, there are 531 people on the islands who receive home monitoring by Primary Care teams, due to their mild or asymptomatic condition, 527 in Ibiza and only four in Formentera.
There are currently no hospitalized patients from Formentera.
Therefore, the trend continues on this island with regard to the low incidence of the pandemic. Even in the months of July and August, when the island was full of tourists, the situation was always under control with maximums of 8 or 9 people with mild symptoms.
Hopes are pinned on the summer of 2021 to be able to recover part of the significant losses that all sectors of the island have had to face, whose economy is based solely on tourism.
The news of the advances in vaccines helps to regain courage to study better strategies for the next season.
07 november – 2020
The evolution of the pandemic due to covid-19 in Formentera follows the process expected by the authorities and the relaxations adopted by the Balearic Health Ministry for Formentera are extended: open playgrounds and 75% of the capacity in sporting and cultural events.
In Formentera there are only 2 infected, mild or asymptomatic people who remain at home under the control of Primary Care health professionals.
04 november – 2020
The evolution of the pandemic in Formentera is developing in a favorable way as expected given the circumstances of zero tourism in which the island currently lives, therefore the number of infected drops drastically to a single patient under home monitoring due to their situation mild or asymptomatic.
For Formentera, the chaos due to the pandemic and the resulting restrictions have put the economy of this island in jeopardy, based solely on a tourism model.
The good weather that it enjoys throughout the year as well as the proximity to any country in Europe can be favorable points to reactivate the economy as soon as possible, focusing on an improvement in current world conditions next spring and hopefully before Easter, traditionally considered the starting line of the summer season and that next year comes to be in the first week of April.
02 november – 2020
No new cases have been registered in Formentera, so the number of active cases of coronavirus covid-19 in Formentera stands at 3 people convalescing at home, so the island remains with the same figures since last Thursday.
Formentera, despite having the pandemic under control, with a ridiculously low number of infected, must follow the restrictions that apply to all the islands of the Balearic archipelago, so the curfew time is established between 22:00 and 6.00
29 october – 2020
The Molecular Biology section of the Can Misses Microbiology Laboratory detected 49 positives from which 2 in Formentera, as reported by the Ibiza and Formentera Health Area.
The number of active infected by covid 19 rises slightly to 464 cases, 27 more than the previous day as total in the two islands with 422 people receiving follow-up at home by the Primary Care teams, 421 in Ibiza and 1 in Formentera.
If the evolution of the pandemic continues along the same lines on the island of Formentera, the low number of active cases in could relax the new restrictive measures that will soon be announced by the Autonomous Committee for the Management of Infectious Diseases of the Balearic Islands, a decision taken as a result of the increase in cases in the other islands. In any case, everything is pending on the evolution of covid -19 in the Balearic Islands in the next two weeks.
26 october – 2020
The second state of alarm decreed in Spain to face the new wave of the covid-19 pandemic includes a series of measures such as limitations on night mobility or the number of participants in social gatherings. Despite the fact that the current situation in Formentera is more favorable than in Ibiza and the rest of Spain, the island must adapt to the following restriction measures:
Restrictions on night mobility between hours 23.00 and 6.00
During that period of time it is forbidden to circulate on the street without duly justified cause. The police control compliance with this measure.
It will last for the next 15 days, until November 9, depending on the situation of the pandemic in the territory of the Balearic Islands, the president of the Balearic Government will decide or not its continuation.
3. Social meetings.
Prohibition of exceeding the maximum of ten people in social gatherings in closed spaces and a maximum of 20 people outdoors.
At the moment there is no type of control or restriction to enter the island of Formentera. Passengers arriving at the airport or port of Ibiza in transit to Formentera must adapt to the restrictions imposed on entry to the island of Ibiza.
24 october – 2020
Despite the difficulties that Spain is experiencing during this second wave of the Covid-19 pandemic, in Formentera the situation is completely opposite. In recent weeks, only one case of coronavirus infection has been diagnosed. For this reason, the Health area committee is expected to announce in the next few days a relaxation of restrictions on the island. Despite this, its spokesperson insisted that the restrictions “will not be lifted abruptly”, but will be gradually abolished so that, if there is no rebound in cases, current limitations will be relaxed while that will be reversed the moment rates rise.
At the moment, there are no plans to close bars and restaurants, although the authorities acknowledge that “all possibilities are on the table” when it comes to “situations that favor the risk of contagion”
19 october – 2020
According to the data update by the Ibiza and Formentera Health Area, the number of active cases of coronavirus in Ibiza and Formentera falls below 500 after a day in which a total of 31 discharges have been reported. The number of new infections is 18. At the moment there are 489 confirmed infected on the islands, all in Ibiza except for two in Formentera. This is 13 cases less than yesterday.
A total of 29 people are hospitalized, one less than yesterday, and two of them are in the ICU.
The rest of the infected receive home follow-up by the Primary Care teams, given their mild or asymptomatic condition.
We want to highlight that the Spanish biotechnology company PharmaMar has announced that its clinical trials with Aplidin (plitidepsin) for the treatment of adult patients with covid-19 who require hospital admission have achieved “positive results”, both in terms of safety and efficacy.
This medicine is made with a species that lives attached to the rocks of the Mediterranean area and that the pharmaceutical company discovered decades ago in the seabed of s’Estany des Peix, in Formentera, and Ibiza to use it for other purposes.
As the company has detailed in a statement, it has shown “a notable reduction in viral load” in patients between days 4 and 7 after starting treatment with Aplidin.
Thus, he assures that the average reduction in viral load on the seventh day was 50%, and reached 70% on the fifteenth day, and that more than 90% of the patients included in the trial had average or high viral loads at the beginning.
In addition, 80.7% of the patients were discharged after 15 days of hospitalization or before, and 38.2% before the eighth day. After 30 days, none of the patients treated with Aplidin had developed symptoms or signs derived from covid-19 infection.
In view of these results, PharmaMar has managed to get the Spanish Agency for Medicines and Health Products (AEMPS) to authorize it to expand the number of patients included in its trials.
4 october – 2020
According to the analysis of the daily evolution of the pandemic, it should be noted that the number of active covid-19 patients continues to decline in Ibiza and Formentera.
In this way, active patients continue to decline, numbering 17 in Formentera. The current restrictions that affect the island of Ibiza do not affect Formentera. Despite the restrictions, they do not affect tourists arriving in Ibiza with Formentera as their final destination. No type of test is required to enter the island. The use of masks in public places is still mandatory, the prohibition of smoking in them is also maintained.
15 Sep – 2020
The number of active cases of coronavirus in the islands of Ibiza and Formentera decreases for the second time since last July 31, as highlighted yesterday by the Ibiza and Formentera Health Area. Thus, there are currently 811 people with a diagnosis of Covid-19, the vast majority of them (753) in a mild or asymptomatic state. 59 of them are admitted to the two hospitals on the island of which 8 in ICU.
Due to the situation in the Balearic Islands, the president of the Balearic Government announced today that at the end of this week new mobility restrictions will be established in the municipalities of Sant Antoni and Ibiza.
On the other hand, the tourism sector is already working for the near future; They are beginning to prepare for the 2021 season with the aim that Ibiza and Formentera are safe destinations.
A request has been made to the Minister of Tourism to implement tests at origin and destination to guarantee safe tourism and in the same way, they agree that it is essential to test the population of the two islands to stop the contagion curve and trying to make the islands COVID-19 free.
Finally, they emphasized the importance of learning to live with COVID-19 since “the vaccine will take time and the future is uncertain” so work must be done to find solutions to prevent what has occurred this summer.
13 Aug – 2020
The Ibiza and Formentera Health Area confirms that all the new cases of COVID-19 are people in a mild or asymptomatic state. 4 of the new infected belong to Formentera.
The number of active cases is 84, of which 83 are mild or asymptomatic, with most being under home monitoring by Primary Care teams.
The increase in cases is closely related to the number of PCRs that are currently being done to detect more positives early.
On the other hand, the Government of Italy reported last night that the COVID-19 PCR test will be mandatory for all travelers arriving from risk countries including Spain throughout its territory, as reported by the newspaper ‘Corriere della Sera’.
The new regulation establishes that “people who wish to enter the national territory and who have stayed or traveled in Spain in the previous 14 days” must present a test with a negative result that has been carried out in the previous 72 hours.
Likewise, travelers must undergo a PCR upon arrival in the country, if possible at the airport, within 48 hours of arrival.
Tourists who want to take the quick test test in Ibiza can do so at the Nuestra Señora del Rosario Polyclinic, according to the person responsible for the information at the center, it is necessary to call +34 971 302354 and give the operator the following data:
Name, passport number or identity document, telephone number, address. Appointments are given automatically, it is necessary to make an appointment about four days in advance. The hours of operation are from Monday to Friday from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. The price of the quick test is 65 euros per person.
Tourists who want a more extensive test can do the PCR at the Nuestra Señora del Rosario Polyclinic itself, in this case it is necessary to send an email to to make an appointment, and the email must include an appointment request from your own doctor or an authorization from your private insurance.
Results are ready in 48 hours and hours of operation are Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. at 2 p.m. The price of the PCR is 160 euros per person.
Laboratories Biofarma offer also test PCR, no need to pre book.
Tourists who want to take the test in Formentera can do so at Centro Médico La Savina, according to the person responsible for the information at the center.
11 Aug – 2020
The Health Area of Ibiza and Formentera has registered 17 positives in Ibiza, all with mild symptoms, of which one of them, a migrant arrived on the island, has entered the specialized unit on Covid-19 to ensure proper isolation despite being asymptomatic. The rest of those infected will receive home monitoring by the Primary Care teams.
On the other hand, six patients have been healed in Ibiza and one in Formentera, so this island does not have active positives at this time.
The number of active patients in Ibiza stands at 45, of which 86.6% have mild symptoms and receive home attention. Of the patients admitted, two are no longer positive, three are asymptomatic (migrants) and one remains stable in the Intensive Care Unit of Can Misses due to a motorcycle accident. As for health professionals, after 86 days without registering infections among workers in the Health Area, one has tested positive for coronavirus.
The situation in both islands is under control and life on the islands develops in a fairly normal way, taking into account the restrictions imposed on the use of mandatory masks in urban centers and recommended social distance.
These are the recommendations and restrictions decreed by the 22 Schengen countries as of today:
Emilia Romagna, Puglia, Campania and Sicilia require presentation of a negative PCR test or 14-day quarantine for all Spain included the Balearic Islands
Requires presentation of a negative PCR test or 10-day quarantine for some areas of Spain except the Canary Islands and the Balearic Islands
Requires presentation of a negative PCR test or 10-day quarantine for all Spain except the Canary Islands and the Balearic Islands
It does not allow travel to some areas of Spain. Recommend PCR test and quarantine to those traveling from the Balearic Islands
There are no restrictions for EU and Schengen countries
It obliges travelers coming from Spain, including the Balearic Islands, to present a negative result in a PCR
Advises to avoid unnecessary trips to Spain including the Balearic Islands
Recommends not to travel and bans entry, except in exceptional cases, to travelers from Spain including the Balearic Islands
It considers Spain at “low risk”, although it makes recommendations for some areas.
No entry restrictions for those from the Balearic Islands.
Mandatory quarantine for travelers from Spain including the Balearic Islands
Recommends not to travel and forces those who return from Spain to quarantine, including the Balearic Islands
There are no entry restrictions in France for visitors to the Balearic Islands
Recommends not to travel and quarantine is mandatory for those coming from Spain, including the Balearic Islands
Mandatory quarantine, recommendation not to travel and suspension of air connections with Spain including the Balearic Islands
It recommends making only essential trips and recommends caution for those returning from the Balearic Islands
No restrictions or special recommendations have been established,.
There are no restrictions for EU and Schengen countries
It recommends not to travel to Spain. Mandatory quarantine or PCR test for all visitors to the Balearic Islands.
There are no restrictions for travel to Spain.
There are no restrictions on travelers from other EU countries.
Mandatory quarantine for those who come from Spain, except the Canary Islands and the Balearic Islands.
28 July – 2020
The health area of Ibiza and Formentera has registered, during this weekend, four new infections by coronavirus.
All cases are located on the island of Ibiza where three of them have mild symptoms and will be followed up by the Primary Care teams. Regarding the fourth person who tested positive, this is the motorist who suffered a traffic accident yesterday.
Active patients stand at 17, of which 76.5% are mild or asymptomatic, seven in Ibiza and six in Formentera, all undergoing primary care follow-up. While four people are admitted to the Ibiza hospital. On the other hand, it has been 72 days without infection between health professionals.
We want to highlight that while the UK government advises its citizens against traveling to the Balearic Islands, The World Tourism Organization puts the islands as an example of a safe destination. The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) assures that Ibiza and the Balearic Islands are an example in the application of sanitary protocols and security measures to adapt the tourism industry to the current times, reducing “to the minimum the risk that a tourist will return infected to their country ».
The President of the Balearic Government, Francina Armengol, has pledged to continue fighting to achieve a safe corridor between the Balearic Islands and the United Kingdom and has said about the restrictions imposed that: “The decision of the United Kingdom is not based on sanitary criteria as they have changed their decision in 24 hours “. referring to the fact that initially the trips to the islands were not discouraged by UK government
Johnson’s reactions to the Covid-19 pandemic are striking, The British strategy against the coronavirus has been radically different from that of the rest of European countries from the beginning since it involved keeping many of the establishments open and allowing public meetings with the confidence of developing a collective immunization against the disease while all of Europe was confined.
While visitors to the Balearic and Canary Islands (places with a very low infection rate) must keep a 14-day quarantine, American visitors can move freely throughout the British territory despite actually United States is the country with the highest percentage of accumulated cases.
26 July – 2020
UK government has excluded Spain from the list of safe countries exempt from quarantine by the coronavirus, which means that people traveling from Spain to the UK must isolate themselves fourteen days on British territory, the Ministry of Transport confirmed this Saturday.
A spokesman for the ministry specified that the measure will apply to the entire Spanish territory, including the Balearic and Canary Islands.
The Government of Spain is negotiating with the UK to exclude from the quarantine the Balearic and Canary Islands, two island territories with a much better coronavirus epidemiological situation than the British.
This was explained by the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Arancha González Laya. Diplomatic sources expressed their confidence that the two Spanish archipelagos can be excluded from the quarantine decreed by the British Government in the next few hours through an agreement to make a “safe corridor” so that British tourists visit the islands do not have to quarantine when returning to their country.
On the other hand, the tour operator TUI has decided to maintain its flights with the Canary and the Balearic Islands after suspending all other trips to Spanish destinations after the imposition of a 14-day quarantine by the British Government.
As of today, there are 20 Covid-19 patients under treatment in Ibiza and Formentera and there are currently no infected healthcare professionals. From these patients, 5 are admitted to the hospital, the last one is a 25-year-old Italian man has tested positive for coronavirus when admitted to hospital after suffering a traffic accident late this morning. The rest are asymptomatics or have mild symptoms and are followed by the home care units.
With this low incidence of the pandemic on the islands of Ibiza and Formentera, a positive response is expected from the British government.
We want to highlight that those of us who are currently on the islands of Ibiza and Formentera feel safe, life runs smoothly like every summer with the exception of finding the islands with great tranquility, especially due to the closing of clubs. Those with scheduled trips will find a more heavenly atmosphere than ever.
21 July – 2020
Given the avalanche of calls and emails that we are receiving due to the latest news that appeared in the international press about the covid 19 outbreak on the island of Formentera, we want to clarify the following points according to the local press and the competent health authorities: The Ibiza and Formentera Health Area has not detected any more Covid-19 infections related to the outbreak that appeared this weekend among eight workers at a hotel in Formentera.
Health sources specified that “there have been no further infections, for the time being”, so the situation remains the same: five asymptomatic people who are quarantined in their homes, and three people with mild symptoms, under surveillance and treated at home by Primary Care from the Formentera Hospital.
Last weekend, after detecting the first outbreak that affected five workers, the Balearic Covid-19 Coordinating Center tested the more than 90 workers at the establishment, without any positive detected cases at the moment.
The Health Area of Ibiza and Formentera has not recorded any new infected, nor has it registered any in the last 24 hrs, according to the update of the figures offered today. 79% of active patients are mild or asymptomatic and receive home follow-up by the Primary Care teams. There are currently 19 active patients and only 4 remain hospitalized, of which two have not been positive for two weeks, and two, the migrants who have arrived in Formentera, are asymptomatic.
Almost nine patients out of ten have already been discharged, 185 out of 216, and 66 days have passed without infection among healthcare professionals. The figures that are considered in both islands are particularly low, therefore there is no reason to think of a total or partial closure to national and international tourism. It is possible that in the coming days the control measures at airports and ports will be tightened, thus guaranteeing safe access to the two islands.
All those traveling to the islands or with short-term trips can rest easy. The atmosphere and life on the islands is normal. It is recommended to follow the already international standards of safety distance, use of masks in public spaces and frequent hand washing.
17 July – 2020
As reported by the Ibiza and Formentera Health Area, there have been no new infections in the last 24 hours. Therefore, the number of active patients in the islands of Ibiza and Formentera falls to 13, of which 8 (7 in Ibiza and 1 in Formentera), remain under home control with monitoring by the Primary Care teams, while five are still hospitalized. Of these, only two remain positive, the other three patients tested negative seven days ago, in the PCR tests separated by a week.
88% of those infected so far in Ibiza and Formentera have already been discharged. 62 days have passed without infection among health professionals and 85 days without regretting deaths on both islands.
Protect Formentera, for you and for everyone! ‘, Is the slogan of the campaign in which the main application regulations are remembered to prevent the spread of the virus, which are based on “the mandatory use of a mask, the meter and a half of distance between people who do not live together and frequent hand hygiene ».
Regarding the use of a mask, the campaign specifies the main places where there are exceptions to the rule, such as beaches, swimming pools and also outside urban centers or while practicing sport or in situations of consumption of food or drink. In addition, it is highlighted that this rule is not applicable for children under six years of age.
The campaign will be disseminated on advertising media in different towns, but also among all restaurants and hotels, among other establishments.
The president of the Consell and head of Tourism, Alejandra Ferrer, explained that they want to ask visitors to also help them to protect Formentera because the pandemic is still active and a rebound in the island could mean going back to the starting box ».
10 July – 2020
A total of 21 people are infected with coronaviruses in Ibiza, one more than yesterday, as the Balearic Ministry of Health has just detailed in the daily update of the epidemiological data of the virus. This new infected has mild symptoms, so he has not required hospitalization and remains at home, in isolation and with health control and monitoring by health professionals.
Also with mild symptoms are thirteen other people infected while the remaining seven are hospitalized, of which two are asymptomatic but isolated. There have been no other deaths. The number remains at 12, all elderly with previous pathologies.
From Monday 13/7 the use of a mask on public places will be mandatory at all times with a fine of 100 euros for those who do not wear it. The local government has clarified that there will be a first “warning” day to inform the population before starting to fine for this breach.
The Formentera Jazz Festival will be held between August 21 and 23, after it has changed its usual dates in June due to the Covid-19 crisis. It also returns with a more intimate and small format and has all the security measures to comply with health protocols and guarantee the well-being of musicians and assistants, according to the Formentera Council in a statement.
This is the sixth edition of this musical meeting in the jazz world, which offers variety both in terms of gender and international diversity. The festival was born from the hand of Formentera musician Maxwell Moya, who since then has directed the event with the support of the Consell de Formentera. It will have its main stage for the first time in the Sant Ferran square and will also take place in two of the island’s musical venues, Sa Panxa and Blue Bar, and it will also have the privileged location of Chezz Gerdi in es Pujols.
On this occasion the public will be seated, and the capacity will be limited, respecting the rules of social distance and the use of masks and hand hygiene will be maintained at all times to guarantee the general well-being.
28 June – 2020
The Health Area of Ibiza and Formentera reported yesterday that a new infection of coronavirus with mild symptoms has been registered, after two days without positive infections. On the other hand, 41 days have passed without registering infections between health professionals.
Ibiza will receive tourists with a health passport next July, as a pilot test of the tourist health passport project in which the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) collaborates, to which the island’s hotel sector has joined.
The initiative, called Ibiza Safe, aims to reduce the risks of contagion and give an immediate response to possible outbreaks of Covid-19, the hoteliers reported yesterday in a statement.
It is a mobile application, HI + CARD, that stores medical records supported by a “decentralized, synchronized and encrypted” (blockchain) database, based in Europe so that users can travel safely with full control of their data, detailed from the Fehif.
The objective of this application is to become a “true digital health passport” so that travelers can carry and manage their medical data “safely”, since all kinds of certificates and health records can be included, such as vaccines, allergies, chronic diseases, medication, etc.
As a last piece of news we highlight that as of July 6th, the United Kingdom will eliminate the quarantine of tourists from Spain.
16 June – 2020
According to the latest statements by the government of Spain and the Balearic government, the country opens borders to international tourism on June 21st. While Mallorca has become the first Spanish tourist destination to open its doors after the coronavirus crisis, the island received yesterday the first tourists as ‘celebrities’, Ibiza will receive them today.
The fact that for a week the only areas of the country with tourists are going to be Mallorca and Ibiza, therefore Formentera, giving the image of “safe tourist destination”, is an unprecedented advertising campaign, as demonstrated by the presence of numerous German and national media.
All visitors are confident in the Islands’ health system and despite that the situation could seem somewhat surreal, everyone is happy and ready to enjoy their holidays as they have always done. As of today, there are 20 Covid-19 patients under treatment in Ibiza and Formentera and there are currently no infected healthcare professionals (none of these workers have been diagnosed for the last 30 days).
Since the announcement of the opening on 21/6, reservations for private villas in Formentera have increased considerably, so we suggest starting to book your vacation now.
We look forward to assisting you with your Formentera travel planning.
12 June – 2020
As of today, there are 22 Covid-19 patients under treatment in Ibiza and Formentera, of which 15 are hospitalized although not all of them have the active virus but are recovering from the ailments caused by the virus. There are currently no infected healthcare professionals (none of these workers have been diagnosed for the last 25 days).
Formentera hopes to also be able to participate in the Government’s pilot tourism plan
The president expresses her wish that similar actions can be carried out with other markets “very important to Formentera” such as the Italian one.
The president of the Consell de Formentera, Alejandra Ferrer, has trusted that the Island can participate in the Government’s pilot plan to attract German tourism to the Balearic Islands from June 15.
As she reiterated this Wednesday in statements to the media, the pilot plan is “very good news and gives the possibility of carrying out a very important marketing action.”
Said action will take place at a time when the Islands have been “pioneers” in de-escalation, as the president has considered.
With these tests, the Balearic Islands will become the first destination in Spain to open up to the international market in the current crisis. The 10,900 tourists will arrive in stages and represent less than 1% of the visitors that were registered in June 2019 in the Islands. This figure is perfectly controllable, “said the president of the Balearic islands.
Tourists from anywhere in Germany can travel to the Balearic Islands. They will not have to pass the 14-day quarantine that currently applies to other international travelers, and they can stay in both tourist establishments and second homes.
The tourism plan does not contemplate carrying out previous tests in Germany, but the health checks will consist of a public health questionnaire on board the plane and a temperature measurement using thermal imaging cameras upon arrival at the airport. In case symptoms compatible with COVID-19 were detected in the questionnaire, a clinical interview will be carried out ‘in situ’ by a health professional, and if it is concluded with a suspicion of coronavirus, measures will be taken.
“Upon landing, travelers will receive a text message with relevant health information, such as emergency contact numbers and measures to observe. They will also be given information brochures. Tourists who wish to visit the Islands must provide contact numbers and inform where they are going to stay, since during the stay there will be a telephone follow-up to control the appearance of possible symptoms, “said the Minister.
Thus, if a tourist shows symptoms of coronavirus during their stay, a protocol will be activated by which the public health services will perform a PCR test. The tourist will have to wait for four hours in their accommodation for the result. If it were positive, he would be transferred to an alternative accommodation confirmed by the Govern. Likewise, a trace of the contacts would be carried out to rule out more cases.
This pilot plan will confirm that the Balearic Islands are a safe tourist destination from a health point of view and that the time has come to open to the tourism. The objective is for the tourist flow to increase from July to the end of October.
7 June – 2020
The islands of Ibiza and Formentera have been kept relatively resilient, healthy and safe, with the number of confirmed cases amongst the lowest in the country, and lowest amongst international tourist destinations. As of today, there are 20 Covid-19 patients under treatment in Ibiza and Formentera, of which 16 are hospitalized although not all of them have the active virus but are recovering from the ailments caused by the virus. There are currently no infected healthcare professionals (none of these workers have been diagnosed for the last 21 days). The situation is optimistic and the pandemic is completely under control, so the islands are beginning to prepare to reopen their doors to tourists from Europe.
According to the latest statements by the government of Spain and the Balearic government, Ibiza airport will welcome international travelers from July 1st. From which time, those who decide they wish to travel will be welcome to escape to Formentera and book a villa with our help.
The coming summer season will see the Island open as usual with the exception of some hotels. The majority of the restaurants and shops will be open. There will be less visitors and Formentera will be your favorite island to take a little break from the rutine of the past months in a safe place and to enjoy the freedom and natural beauty of a Mediterranean Island for you to recharge your mind, body and soul.
Organizing your vacation in this period can be very stressful and many concerns can arise, will Formentera be safe enough ? Will my favorite restaurant be open ? for any kind of question that can come up to your mind, don’t hesitate to contact us, we’ll be happy to clarify your doubts and help you plan your stay in Formentera from your accommodation to any type of service you may need.
The sea in Formentera has never been more spectacular, truly clean and crystal clear after the quiet spring, immerse yourself in its waters to awaken mind, body and soul. For those wishing activities to energize their bodys after months of lockdown, it is an amazing opportunity to enjoy water activities such as Scuba Diving, SUP or Kayak which our concierge can arrange for you privately or as a group whether you are client of one of our beautiful villas or not. Those people who, due to the pandemic, will have to continue teleworking, may find in Formentera an opportunity to enjoy a longer stay than usual and to be able to enjoy the island in a safe environment while still working remotely.
British, French and Italians already prefer to telework from Ibiza or Formentera rather than from their big cities, positively influencing their health and quality of life and thus helping to reactivate the islands’ economy.
Contact us if you need a long-term lease for this coming summer o in the future. We advise that villas are very quickly becoming booked for July and August, therefore now is the time to explore options.
Please don’t hesitate to contact us to discuss your personal requirements.
We look forward to assisting you with your Formentera travel planning.
31 May – 2020
Ibiza and Formentera have not registered new coronavirus infections in the last 24 hours. In addition, three patients who remain admitted to the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) have tested negative in the latest tests and are therefore virus free. Of these patients, only one remains with mechanical ventilation. It has been 51 days since there has been any ICU admission and the active cases are currently 17.
On the other hand, the Spanish Government works on safe routes so that the Balearic Islands will be able to receive tourists in the second half of June from countries where there is a better situation on the control of the Covid-19 pandemic as a previous step to opening, starting on July 1, to the international tourism. The President of the Balearic Government indicated that they expect to receive between 2,000 and 3,000 international tourists during the second half of June.
In addition, the airline Vueling joins Lufthansa gradually relaunching its flights and resuming its activity also at its main European bases. The announcement by the Spanish President Pedro Sánchez of the reactivation of tourism and the elimination of quarantine for people visiting Spain, has had a positive impact on the Balearic Islands. This week the reservations for the summer months have already been reactivated, according to what was indicated on Tuesday by the different associations of villa rentals and tourist homes.
Most of the new bookings that have been made come from European citizens, especially from Germany and northern countries.
Those people who as of today have not yet confirmed their rentals in Formentera for the months of July, August and September, it is convenient that they begin to close their dates if they do not want to see their plans frustrated by not finding availability at the last moment.
Contact us if you desire to receive our offers for the months of July and August.
24 May – 2020
We continue with our update on the data regarding the covid-19 virus on the islands of Ibiza and Formentera. There are currently 21 active patients with Covid-19 in medical treatment, and 16 of them are admitted to the hospital (4 of them in the ICU ). In addition, today is the eighth consecutive day without infection among healthcare professionals, being only two positives.
The organization, protocols, and above all, the exemplary work of the health professionals of Ibiza and Formentera have allowed these low numbers of infections during the pandemic.
On the other hand, from tomorrow Ibiza joins Formentera in phase 2 of the opening of the country, therefore residents can again enjoy bathing on the beaches, access to the interior of the restaurants or go to the cinema and the theater among more advantages.
On the other hand, we highlight the news from the specialized tourist press.
The English media highlight the statements of the Minister of the Interior, Priti Pattel, who hinted that perhaps by July it could be possible to fly. The minister said that there could be a health passport – the Daily Mail emphasizes this way -, while other newspapers stress that there may be “tourist corridors” since the British do not seem willing to settle for staying in their country for the summer.
The President of the Spanish Government, Pedro Sánchez, declares that the tourist season opens in June for everyone, Spaniards and those who come from outside and from July, without restrictions. “There will be a tourist season this summer. We intend to reactivate the tourist activity for this season ”, he assured, after having overcome Spain the peak of the coronavirus pandemic (Covid-19).
The clarification of the opening dates for the summer has reactivated the sales of the agencies and online reservation systems. So if you want to travel to Ibiza and Formentera this summer, it may be the ideal time to find very convenient offers.
21 May – 2020
Ibiza and Formentera have reached today the fifth consecutive day without new COVID-19 coronavirus infections. In addition, two people have been healed.
Therefore, as of today, 20 people remain infected, of which 16 are hospitalized (four in the ICU) and four are home-based, three in Ibiza and one in Formentera. As for health professionals, two positives continue.
Among the specialized tourism press, we want to highlight the news that different Spanish business associations linked to tourism have called on the Spanish Government to resume tourism activity no later than 6/15 in order to save the summer season and avoid losses that could exceed 120,000 million euros.
On the other hand, the airline Condor has announced that it is relaunching its flights for the start of the summer season from June 25 onwards and the Balearic Islands are among the Spanish destinations that the German airline will promote.
20 May – 2020
Ibiza and Formentera reach the fourth day today without new COVID-19 coronavirus infections. 80% of the infected patients have already been cured. Remains 22 active patients in Ibiza and Formentera, of which 18 are hospitalized (4 in the ICU) and 4 with follow-up with coronavirus home care units.
Another positive fact is we have now 43 days without ICU admission and 27 days without deaths. As for the health personnel, there are two positives.
On the other hand, we highlight the news from the specialized tourist press. The Air France company will restart its operations from Ibiza and Palma to the Paris Charles de Gaulle airport with a weekly flight on Saturdays starting from June. The Italian government has announced that it opens borders from June 3rd, tourists will be able to visit the country again without the mandatory 14-day quarantine period. For its part, Germany has practically returned to normal and its travel agencies are eager to sell the tourism product.
19 May – 2020
Ibiza and Formentera have reached the third consecutive day without infection by the coronavirus COVID-19. In the last 24 hours, three patients have been healed, so that active cases drop to 22. Of these, 18 are hospitalized (of which 4 in the ICU). Another 4 infected with Covid-19 remain in their homes, with medical monitoring and control by professionals from the Home Care Units (UVAC), one of them in Formentera. There are currently two infected health professionals.
As of yesterday, the inhabitants of Formentera can now frequent the beaches and bathe without problems, respecting the precautions of social distancing at all times.
On the other hand, we highlight the news from the specialized tourist press. The Spanish Government has announced that from June 15, the access of foreigners to Spain will begin to normalize and the Irish airline Ryanair confirmed yesterday that it is resuming its connections with Ibiza from July 1. Thus, from July 1, Ibiza will be connected to Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, the Netherlands, Poland and the United Kingdom. The countries with the most connections will be Italy, where Ryanair has operations at 14 airports, and the United Kingdom, with a total of nine airports.
Moreover, the German government does not rule out, as long as the Covid-19 pandemic allows it, to lift its travel restrictions before June 14.
In addition, the Spanish Government has announced that from June 15th , the access of foreigners to Spain will be normalized, ending the quarantine.
17/18 May – 2020
There are currently 25 active cases in Ibiza and Formentera. Of these, 21 are hospitalized and four are being monitored by home care units, three in Ibiza and one in Formentera. Four of the hospitalized patients are in the ICU. The good news is that the ICU has been 41 days without a new admitted with coronavirus.
As for healthcare professionals, today there are two infected people.
From today Monday, the beaches of Formentera are open again and therefore you can swim in the sea. Bars and restaurants already open can already have customers inside respecting the percentages set by the government.
16 May – 2020
During the last 24 hours, two asymptomatic positives for coronavirus have been detected among health professionals in Ibiza and Formentera. Specifically, the Ibiza and Formentera Health Area has advanced today, they are an administrative assistant and a care technician who are followed up by home care units at Covid-19 (UVAC).
In addition, 39 days have passed without any admission to the ICU. Currently there are 4 people admitted to the intensive care unit.
It is also 23 days without regretting deaths from coronavirus, with the number stabilizing at 12.
We highlight the news that the Spanish Transport Minister assured the President of the Balearic islands Government yesterday afternoon that the Government is working to reopen Balearic airports to international traffic in June to guarantee the right to mobility of European and Spanish citizens. He also confirmed that AENA is already working on the necessary protocols for the reopening of airports to international flights on these dates.
On the other hand, the Italian government has confirmed the opening of borders from 3/6 with the countries of the European Union without the need to stay in quarantine.
LAST NEWS: Excellent news today for the islands of Ibiza and Formentera; the airport of Ibiza will join other five spanish airports that since this Saturday will be points of entry for travelers from abroad, according to the Spanish Minister of Transport.
In this way, international traffic in Ibiza is reactivated, so arrival in Formentera will also be allowed.
15 May – 2020
Ibiza has registered today a new Covid-19 patient who has been admitted to the Hospital. In total 21 hospitalized patients, 4 are in the ICU. It is 38 days without registering any new admission to the ICU. There are currently four patients in Ibiza and one in Formentera who are controlled by the home care group.
In addition, the health centers have carried out this week, until yesterday Thursday, 55 tests for the detection of Covid-19 in patients with suspicion, all of them with negative results.
On the other hand we highlight the news from the international press specialized in tourism, Germany calls Spain and Italy to discuss the end of travel restrictions.
The country has announced its intention to lift internal border controls since this Friday.
Interior Minister Horst Seehofer announced last Wednesday that Germany would begin to gradually lift border controls from this Friday.
The declared objective of Chancellor Angela Merkel is that, if the evolution of the pandemic allows it, her total disappearance in the Schengen area be achieved as of June 15.
14 May – 2020
The good news about the evolution of the coronavirus in Ibiza and Formentera begins with the healing of the only infected healthcare worker, therefore there are no more positives among the healthcare professionals in the Ibiza and Formentera Health Area. On the other hand, neither of the two islands has had infections in the last 24 hours. In addition, Formentera celebrates a full month today without any detected case of Coronavirus.
On the other hand, The proposal of the European Commission (EC) for a gradual reopening of the borders between EU countries to save, even in part, the tourist season this summer, was valued yesterday positively by the Govern, hotel management, transporters and tour operators.
Brussels defends the option of establishing safe corridors between European regions with similar epidemiological situations to reactivate tourism with all security and preventive measures against COVID-19. The European Commissioner for the Internal Market, Thierry Breton, pointed out yesterday that it is possible to relaunch tourist activity with the help of all agents in those areas where the control of the coronavirus is maximum and with minimal infections.
According to the President of the Balearic Govern “The Balearic Islands are prepared to receive tourists because we are a safe destination”
13 May – 2020
In the last 24 hours, no cases of coronavirus have been detected in Ibiza and Formentera and a hospitalized patient has been healed.
From the Ministry of Health, they highlight that it has been 16 days since a health professional was diagnosed with coronavirus (there is only one infected) and for more than a month (36 days) that no admission to the ICU has been made.
There are currently 20 hospitalized patients, four of them in the ICU, and another five with medical control and monitoring by the Home Units, one of them in Formentera.
Furthermore, today in Brussels all protocols for airports, airlines and the upcoming opening of borders in Europe will be finalized.
12 May – 2020
Today, two new coronavirus positives have been confirmed. Having mild symptoms, these people will be under the supervision of home care units. Active cases amount to 26, one in Formentera and the rest in Ibiza.
Furthermore, in the last 24 hours, one of the hospitalized patients has been healed. Therefore, 21 patiences are hospitalized, of which 5 are in the ICU.
The positive aspect is that Ibiza and Formentera have not had any income in intensive care units for 35 days and no contagion between health professionals for 15 days.
On the other hand, there are good news in the tourism sector and according to the specialised press, the governments of Spain, Germany, Italy and France are developing a joint security protocol that would allow flights between these countries during the summer without the need to undergo reciprocal quarantine.
The European Commission plans to present this Wednesday a plan to eliminate the confinement measures for the coronavirus that is currently applied in air transport, while some airlines have already announced the reactivation of their flights during the month of June
11 May – 2020
Ibiza has entered phase 1 of the opening process today, reaching the fifth consecutive day without registering new coronavirus infections. There have been 2 people healed in the last 24 hours, so the number of active cases drops to 25, of which 22 are hospitalized (5 in the ICU)
In addition, Ibiza and Formentera have also accumulated 14 days without infection among healthcare personnel, among which there is only one positive.
On the other hand, the Balearic Government has started this Monday the sanitary controls on all passengers in the ports and airports of Ibiza and all the islands to prevent the transmission of Covid-19 due to the progressive increase in traffic that will be produced as progress in the opening phases.
Meanwhile in Formentera, residents are recovering their daily habits, with the big difference that, in the middle of May, there are no tourists on the island and the hotels are still waiting for flights to arrive at the Ibiza international airport, which according to the specialized press in the sector, will take place in June.
10 May – 2020
In anticipation that Ibiza enters phase 1 of the opening process on Monday 11th, the data on the evolution of the coronavirus pandemic on the islands is very positive. It is 4 consecutive days without new infections in Ibiza and Formentera and two other patients cured in the last 24 hours.
The number of active cases drops to 27 (of which 5 in the ICU) and 16 consecutive days have passed without transmission of the virus to healthcare personnel.
The two people who have already overcome the disease, one of them is a health professional and currently there is only one active case left among health professionals, were recovering at home under the supervision of the Coronavirus Home Care Unit (UVAC) , which follows now only four patients, three in Ibiza and one in Formentera.
On the other hand, the Balearic Government will reinforce the sanitary controls in the ports and airports of the Islands starting this Monday, May 11, coinciding with the entry of Ibiza in phase 1 of the opening.
As reported by the Ministry of Health, the measure has been taken to prevent the transmission of COVID-19 and in anticipation of the progressive increase in traffic that will occur as the opening phases progress. Controls will be mandatory and the main novelty will be the taking of body temperature of passengers and crews of ships and aircraft. This test will be done on arrival at all the ports and airports of the Balearic Islands, on all air and sea connections.
Currently there is no prohibition for the arrival of flights to Spain, beyond the one decided for those from Italy. It was the airlines that on their own initiative suspended their flights to Spain and the Government assumes that, as Spain advances in the control of the coronavirus epidemic, it will gradually increase the attractiveness of our country as a tourist destination.
The President of the Government acknowledged this Saturday at a press conference that he is working at the European level on the revival of tourism and the opening of air routes with the aim of giving a joint response to the coronavirus crisis.
“We are working at the European level to see how we can, safeguarding public health, begin to reopen air routes to the best of our ability with caution, prudence and, logically, under the protection of a European response,” he said.
9 May – 2020
For the third consecutive day, Ibiza and Formentera have not registered new contagions of coronavirus, and there have been another two headings so the active cases are 29. Another positive fact is that it has already been 12 days without contagion from health professionals.Thanks to these good results in controlling the pandemic, Ibiza and the rest of the Balearic Islands join Formentera in phase 1 of opening, which involves opening of terraces of bars and restaurants and the possibility of holding meetings of up to 10 people among other advantages.
On the other hand, the good news continues on the islands with the announcement of the airline Lufthansa and the airlines of the same group, Eurowings and Swiss, that will fly from June to Mallorca.The three companies have announced a flight plan in which they will reactivate 80 planes, the schedules will be made public next week. In its statement, Lufthansa points out that they have had to program in the interest of their clients to fly to destinations such as Mallorca and thanks to the fact that Germany has gradually begun to lift the restrictions due to the health crisis.
8 May – 2020
We continue with good forecasts on the evolution of the pandemic on the islands of Ibiza and Formentera with the 73.6%, that is, practically three out of four confirmed coronavirus patients on the islands of Ibiza and Formentera have already been healed, according to the latest pandemic data provided by the Ibiza and Formentera Health Area.
Thus, at the moment only 31 cases remain active, of which 24 of them are hospitalized (five in the ICU) and the remaining seven are at home, given that they present mild symptoms, with medical control of the home units (UVAC).
In addition, the Health Area of Ibiza and Formentera highlight that no case has been diagnosed on the last 24 hrs and already 15 days “without regretting deaths in Ibiza”. In addition, they emphasize that in the last eleven days no new infections have been detected among healthcare personnel: there are currently two professionals with confirmed Covid-19.
On the other hand, in Formentera they continue to adapt to the opening and as a way to raise awareness among residents, the Consell de Formentera has launched the campaign ‘Move on a bike’ on social networks. According to the official statement, “The bicycle is an ideal transport to guarantee social distancing in this de-escalation process that we have just started, it is also sustainable and adapts to the territorial characteristics of the island”. The beach kiosks of Formentera await their protocol to be able to open with ease, complying with all the requirements of the health authorities and thus guaranteeing its clients the maximum security.
The tourism sector is optimistic about the news that the company Alitalia has started to schedule its direct flights with the island of Ibiza from 4/7. On the other hand, the Ryanair company continues with its scheduled flights also in June pending the development of the pandemic during that month. Alitalia follows the rhythm of other airlines that already allow buying tickets to Ibiza from Germany, such as Eurowings, in addition to a dozen low-cost flights that already have scheduled flights to Ibiza this summer.
7 May – 2020
The spokesman for the Committee for the Management of Infectious Diseases of the Balearic Islands, Dr. Javier Arranz, said yesterday that the transmission of the coronavirus in Ibiza and Formentera is controlled. “There is controlled transmission at the moment that we are having very few cases,” said Arranz yesterday, who also recalled that in Ibiza the level of infections is lower than in Mallorca, “especially in recent weeks.” He added that “if there are no cases coming out when more tests are being done, it is a good indicator that there are no undiagnosed people. The situation is good to progress in phases, the de-escalation ».
At the moment the situation in Ibiza and Formentera remains the same as yesterday, with 35 confirmed patients among those hospitalized and those with mild symptoms and receiving home care.
In addition, the Council for Scientific Research (CSIC) considers it unlikely that contact with water from swimming pools or beaches is contagious, although it warns that these activities generally involve “a loss of the recommended measures of social distancing”, they consider that it is “very unlikely “to become infected with the virus from contact with water during regular recreational activities in swimming pools or beaches. In the beach sand, the combined action of salt, solar radiation and temperature, is favorable for the inactivation of pathogens.
These conclusions are collected in a study carried out by the CSIC on the transmission of the new coronavirus in beaches and swimming pools, a report in which researchers from six scientific centers have participated.
On the other hand, according to the international press specialized in tourism, some countries are already starting to activate the process of opening up to international tourism, among others is Egypt, which aims to open borders in June and which are beginning to design protocol plans in airports and accommodation. According to experts, the Balearic Islands and to a greater extent Formentera and Menorca are presented as ideal destinations for both a national and international audience as an alternative to destinations further away from Europe such as Thailand or the Caribbean islands, and also because they have demonstrated to be very safe places that have had a low incidence of the disease. The two islands have a good selection of private villas that may be the best option for those who prefer to get away from the crowds and not give up on a well-deserved vacation.
6 May – 2020
Ibiza has added today a positive case with mild symptoms in the last 24 hours, this person will be followed by the home care units. Therefore, the number of active cases in the islands increases to 35.
In total there are 27 hospitalized in Ibiza and Formentera while there are eight people at home with mild symptoms, seven in Ibiza and one in Formentera. Another positive fact is that it’s already 9 consecutive days without infection between health professionals.
Meanwhile, the residents of Formentera adapt without problems and keeping the recommendations and precautions to the new state of opening setting an example of civic behavior in front of this health crisis.
On the other hand, according to the press specialized in the tourism sector, experts from the Oxford-Man Institute and the Paris-Dauphine University suggest that the smart resumption of tourism flows could be the solution to revive a particularly punished tourism industry. These experts propose to increase the unconfinement plans by regions (implemented at the national level by countries such as Spain and France) to the entire European territory.
Its approach is that, as the incidence of the virus decreases, mobility between regions gradually normalizes “following a green area strategy.” The idea is simple: to allow the mobility of people between “green areas” of different European countries through a network of regions certified by community institutions.
To take this step, it would be necessary to label each region with the color red (if the virus is not controlled) or green (if it is under control), in order to avoid the spread of the virus through the territory and to be able to restart the activity as soon as possible. According to the authors, it is extremely important that the indicators that determine whether an area is green or red are reliable. For this reason, both these indicators and the sanitary measures and mobility restrictions implied by these labels, “must be defined by the competent health authorities,” they emphasize.
The authors of the report stress that “allowing pan-European tourism in the summer months is probably the most important determining factor for the economic survival of several European countries.” “In addition to benefits for the tourism sector, the recovery could also be accelerated, for example, in the leisure and transport sectors,” they add.
At the same time, Germany is optimistic about the advance of pandemic control:
Germany’s federal tourism commissioner Thomas Bareiss told the Der Tagesspiegel newspaper on Tuesday that if the coronavirus outbreak is kept under control “people will be able to go abroad on vacation soon.” In fact, Germany is already in talks with other governments to plan the conditions under which German citizens can move to their preferred destinations (Spain, Italy and Greece) this summer. The most optimistic even believe that there will be German tourists in Spain from the second half of June.
The German government sees possible air travel even before a coronavirus vaccine is available. TUI, the world’s leading tour operator, also proposes that its clients start traveling to Spain from the second half of June, especially the Germans, whose government has been one of the most efficient in controlling the pandemic.
Along the same lines, Luis Riu, CEO of Riu Hotels, expressed himself, stating that June may be the beginning of the tourist recovery. Riu is convinced that the Balearic and Canary Islands will be the first destinations with national and international flights.
From now on, it is necessary to specify what sanitary measures must be agreed in the European Union so that citizens can fly, although some airlines have begun to operate, forcing passengers to use masks, among other measures.
In addition to the use of face masks, IATA proposes the implementation of additional measures such as passenger temperature control, limitation of movement within aircraft and increased cleaning and disinfection, among others.
In addition, he insists that the risk of contagion in aircraft is minimal, even without the adoption of special measures. IATA argues that there are several reasons for this low level of contagion on board aircraft. He cites, among others, that the high-efficiency particulate air filters of modern aircraft clean the air “with the same quality as a hospital operating room.”
5 May – 2020
Ibiza adds a new infected of coronavirus and stands at 34 active cases, according to data from the last 24 hours provided by Ib-Salut, so 34 confirmed infected patients remain active. The healing percentage stands at almost 72% and the total number of deaths on the islands of Ibiza and Formentera as a result of Covid-19 is 12 people.
Ib-Salut highlights that it has been eight days without finding infected among health personnel after the screening test done on more than 800 people who work in the health sector of the islands. The positive infected registered in the last 24 hours does not correspond to any of the travelers who yesterday could not board the first morning ferry to Formentera for testing positive for the fast antibody test. In these cases, Ib-Salut has performed a PCR test whose results will be known after 48 hours, according to the sources consulted.
Residents in Formentera are back to their daily habits despite the fact that there are no tourists on the island and the hotels remain closed waiting for Ibiza’s airport opening. The few businessmen who have opened their establishments are optimistic and also the residents who can move freely, without space or time limitations within the island, enjoying the first meeting on the terraces of the few bars open in Sant Francesc.
Most feel optimistic, in July some hotel establishments may open, villas and other types of private accommodation could be activated much earlier, depending on the opening of the Ibiza airport.
Meanwhile, the island’s inhabitants enjoy its paradisiacal beaches thanks to the high temperatures that already allow bathing in the sea, logically maintaining the safety distances imposed by the government health authorities.
Regarding the island of Ibiza, the Ministry of Health confirms that “it sees no problems” in that Ibiza could get into phase 1 in the same conditions as Formentera, it will be necessary to clarify some details in the documentation presented, as clarified by the spokesman, therefore, the change could be anticipated to the rest of the country.
The news from the specialized tourist press advance that the Dutch company KLM has announced today that it is going to reestablish its European network “gradually and prudently” and therefore will resume daily flights to eight destinations that had been canceled by the health crisis . Among these destinations are Barcelona and Madrid. Yesterday the airline restarted daily operations from Amsterdam to Rome, Milan, Budapest, Prague, Warsaw, Helsinki, as well as Madrid and Barcelona. The use of masks will be mandatory on all flights.
The offer in Spain is also complemented by Air France flights, with three weekly flights between Madrid and Paris-Charles de Gaulle, in addition to two weekly flights between Barcelona and the French capital.
In addition, Wizz Air started commercial flights in Europe on Friday when all countries have not yet fully started the opening phases, but it has done so with great security measures. The Hungarian airline forces passengers to wear face masks and delivers disinfecting wipes at the door of the plane. Boarding is done without any contact between the passenger and the airline staff, and the planes are disinfected after each flight.
TUI CEO Fritz Joussen has called on EU governments to urgently develop a ‘roadmap for travel’ to ensure as soon as possible that European citizens can go on vacation.
Joussen has pointed out that governments must provide a “clear perspective” on tourism within Europe, adding that a roadmap would help open up travel to countries that have made good progress in the battle against Covid-19. The CEO of TUI cited destinations such as Greece, Cyprus, Portugal and the Balearic Islands as possibilities for future trips.
The TUI chief executive has ruled out that holidays at home should not be the only option available to Europeans
4 May – 2020
The islands of Ibiza and Formentera have managed to reduce the spread of the virus to 0.6 infected daily, the lowest figure since the epidemic began. In the last 24 hours, no new positives have been registered and, on the other hand, another patient has been discharged, bringing the number of officially infected people on the islands to 33 , according to the data just provided by the Ministry of Health. Furthermore, Ibiza has been 27 days without its Intensive Care Units (ICU) receiving new patients.
This means that serious cases of the disease have not been detected for almost a month. The number of health professionals infected is two. On the other hand, as indicated by the Ministry, the procedure prepared by Public Health provides that people who will move from Ibiza to Formentera, in addition to completing the Health questionnaire, must go through an electronic temperature control. People with fever will not be able to board.
Passenger who present symptoms compatible with the coronavirus will be isolated in a delimited area and guarded by the security forces and provided with a surgical mask and will not be able to leave, unless expressly authorized by health personnel with all the necessary sanitary measure and after receive information of how to proceed.
3 May – 2020
Ibiza and Formentera have managed to significantly reduce the number of infections in recent weeks, to the point that only 34 active cases have already been counted, that is, people who have been diagnosed with the virus and are undergoing treatment, either at home, be it in hospital facilities. Of those 34 infected, five are in ICU.
According to the usual note from the Ministry, during the last 24 hours there have been few developments, nor has any new positive been registered, nor none hospital discharge has been reported. It is 26 days without any new admission in the two existing ICUs on the island of Ibiza.
On the other hand, the Island of Formentera will enter a more flexible opening phase tomorrow, they will enjoy more mobility, they will be able to gather with family and friends up to 10 people as well as opening bars and restaurants with 50% capacities. Throughout the entire pandemic process, the islands of Ibiza and Formentera have proven to be safe places, with an excellent health system and with residents who are aware and respectful of the rules imposed.
Hoping that this situation will be favored thanks to the high temperatures as some experts assure, Formentera will surely be the ideal place to recharge.
2 May – 2020
The good dynamics in Ibiza and Formentera have been broken with three new infected with coronavirus registered in the last 24 hours.
The positive aspect of the day is the discharge of six more people, leaving the number of active cases at 34, two of which are from Formentera.
Likewise, it is the fifth day without infection among health personnel from the Health Area and it is also 25 days since the last admission to the ICU of the Can Misses Hospital.
As reported by the Health Area of Ibiza and Formentera, to this day there is a 9% occupancy of beds for the treatment of coronavirus, with 22 occupied of 240, and more than 65% of patients with cured coronaviruses.
On the other hand, the Balearic authorities continue to receive no response from the central government to confirm the opening to phase 1 of Ibiza together with Formentera.
1 May – 2020
Coronavirus in Ibiza: Fourth consecutive day without new cases of coronavirus in Ibiza and Formentera and other 2 more people healed.
At the moment, there are 37 positive infected between the two islands ( 2 in Formentera ) according to the updated data provided today by the Ibiza and Formentera Health Area.
26 people remain hospitalized, of which 7 in the ICU. The number of people controlled by the Covid-19 Home Assistance Unit (UVAC) amounts to eleven, ten from Ibiza and one from Formentera.
The number of cases of infected health personnel remains stable with two people. The overall situation is that 69% of patients with Convid-19 in Ibiza and Formentera have already been healed.
On the other hand, we are still waiting to know the resolution of the request made by the balearic government to open Ibiza on May 4 in the same conditions as Formentera, going directly to phase 1 and offering more mobility to all residents of both islands.
April 30 – 2020
Ibiza and Formentera record their third consecutive day without any new coronavirus infection being detected, according to data updated by the Ibiza and Formentera Health Area. Currently, the number of active cases is 39, standing at the same level as a month ago.
There has also been a final discharge of a patient from the Home Unit assitance (UVAC), while another person has been discharged from the hospital to return to his home, where he will remain under surveillance. At the moment, two active infections continue among health professionals.
Regarding the specific figures for Formentera, the island maintains three positive infections, two of them with mild symptoms monitored in their homes, while the other affected person is admitted to the hospital in Ibiza, where it is evolving favorably.
On the other hand, it has been agreed to include the island of Ibiza in the list of territories in which the de-escalation could be in an advanced fase, so together with Formentera could begin on Monday 4th with important opening measures. This decision is pending confirmation by the central government. If so, all entities will be required to make efforts to monitor “strict compliance” with the restrictions.
We highlight that at the moment in Spain there are already seven autonomous communities that this Wednesday reported less than two cases per 100,000 inhabitants, which indicates that the virus is already practically under control. In addition to the Balearic Islands, they are Andalusia, the Canary Islands, Asturias, the Valencian Community, Extremadura and Murcia. In addition to that, in the last two, as well as in Ceuta and Melilla, there has been no admission to the ICU in the last 24 hours.
April 29 – 2020
67% of confirmed coronavirus patients in Ibiza and Formentera have already been cured, according to data just provided by the Health Area. Three new cases have been confirmed in the last hours.
There are currently 40 active cases in Ibiza and Formentera still under treatment. In the last two days there have been no new infections. In the last fifteen days, only eleven people have been positively diagnosed.
There are currently 28 hospitalized patients of whom 7 are in the ICU and twelve in their homes with follow-up by the home care units. The number of infected health professionals continues to be two.
The particularly favorable circumstances of Formentera allows it to start this Monday with more advanced opening conditions than the rest of Spain. Among others, more mobility will be allowed to people and the small business reopens with some precautionary measures as well as bar terraces but with reduced capacity.
Regarding the tourist season, the council presidents of Ibiza and Formentera have stated that if things are done well, the de-escalation process is carried out normally and there are no re-sprouts, a message of confidence must be sent to ensure to all countries that Ibiza and Formentera are safe places. It is important that hygiene and control measures are adopted by passengers in ports and airports.
On the other hand, a drug against Covid-19 that comes from the sea of Ibiza begins to be tested in humans, after being authorized by the Spanish Agency for Medicines and Health Products (AEMPS). As reported by PharmaMar this Tuesday through a relevant fact sent to the National Securities Market Commission (CNMV), this is a “multicenter, randomized, parallel, open study to assess the safety profile and efficacy of three Aplidin dose in patients with Covid-19 requiring hospital admission.
Three hospitals in the Community of Madrid will participate in the study, as reported by PharmaMar.
Plitidepsin works by blocking the eEF1A protein, present in human cells, and which is used by SARS-CoV-2 to reproduce and infect other cells. Through this blockage, the reproduction of the virus within the cell is avoided, making it unfeasible and its spread to the rest.
On March 13, Pharmamar announced that it was going to request authorization to test the application of the compound Aplidin in patients infected with coronavirus, after laboratory tests had shown that it could cure the disease. Finally, this authorization has arrived and the efficacy of the drug can be verified.
April 28 – 2020
New positive data on the coronavirus situation in Ibiza and Formentera. We have to go back to March 25th to find a number of patients in treatment like the current one (43), as they have assured this noon from the Health Area of Ibiza and Formentera. In addition, for 21 consecutive days, no patient has needed to enter the Intensive Care Unit (ICU).
In the last 24 hours, no other diagnosis have been confirmed in the islands and there have been two new discharges to patients who have given negative results in two tests carried out two weeks apart: one of them is a 76-year-old woman and the other is a patient who was at home with mild symptoms with follow-up by professionals from the Home Units.
In total, there are 31 hospitalized patients (including 7 in the ICU), and 12 infected with mild symptoms receiving care at home (two of them in Formentera). At the moment there are two infected health workers according to data from the Ibiza and Formentera Health Area.
April 27 – 2020
In the last 24 hrs, Ibiza and Formentera have registered two new positives, one of them is a sanitary professional, and three new discharges. With these figures, active cases remain at 45, of which 32 are hospitalized (7 in the ICU) and the rest in their homes with mild symptoms and cared for by home units.
The positive fact is that 20 days are reached without income in the ICU.
We want to point out, as the press confirms, that the first day of the children’s street outings in Ibiza and Formentera has taken place calmly on both islands, respecting the rule of social distancing by parents and children in a rather exemplary way.
April 26 – 2020
After four consecutive days without new cases of coronavirus, Ibiza and Formentera have registered two new positive cases in the last 24 hours, one of them from a health professional, who, having mild symptoms, is isolated at home under surveillance and the monitoring of the personnel of the home care unit for coronavirus (UVAC). Until yesterday, the two islands had 17 consecutive days without infected health professionals.
Formentera, the Balearic island least affected by the pandemic, has only three confirmed cases. Specifically, a woman admitted to the hospital and whose condition is stable and two mild patients who are at home under UVAC monitoring.
One more day, already 19 consecutive days, there has been no admission to the Intensive Care Unit (ICU).
The spokesman for the pandemic in the Balearic Islands, the Dr Javier Arranz, assures that the islands are “closer” to meeting the criteria set by the OMS to initiate the opening of the general lock-down.
On the other hand, we want to point out the article in the Spanish press that highlights that the cure for the coronavirus could be in the sea of Ibiza.
A Spanish pharmacist is waiting for the Spanish Medicines Agency to give them permission to test a drug whose molecule comes from a marine mollusk of Ibiza’s waters.
Spanish pharmacist PharmaMar is waiting for the Spanish Medicines Agency to approve the human clinical trial of the drug Aplidin, an antitumor used against multiple myeloma, a type of cancer of the bone marrow.
This powerful antiviral has been shown to be very efficient against this type of cancer and has been tested in a laboratory against Covid-19 with very encouraging results. Thus, if the Spanish Medicines Agency approved the phase II clinical trial, Aplidin would begin to be tested in patients with coronavirus in three hospitals in Madrid
April 25 – 2020
Fourth consecutive day without new coronavirus infections and another nine new discharges in the last 24 hrs in Ibiza and Formentera, among them a 86 years old man.
The Ibiza public hospital has already accumulated 18 days without admission to the ICU where the 81% of the beds are available-
Another positive fact is that there are already 17 consecutive days in which no health professional has been infected
These data show the positive evolution of the pandemic in Ibiza and everything seems to indicate that the critical stage has been passed.
63% of patients infected with coronavirus have already overcome the disease. Currently, there are 32 patients admitted, from which 8 are in the ICU. The Coronavirus home Care Unit (UVAC) cares for 13 sick people with mild symptoms (two in Formentera). The mortality in Ibiza and Formentera is 12 people.
The spokesman for the Balearic area of Health recognizes and thanks the great work done by all the professionals in the Health Area of Ibiza and Formentera. On the other hand, tomorrow the opening of the lock- down starts with the possibility that children up to 14 years old can go for a walk accompanied by an adult.
April 24 – 2020
According to the latest data provided by the Health Area, 57.1% of the Ibiza and Formentera coronavirus infected, practically six out of ten, have already been healed. So far, a total of 88 patients have been discharged, three of them in the last hours. In addition, the improvement of one of those admitted to the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) has allowed him to be transferred to the plant.
To this day, there have been 17 days without admissions to the ICU, 16 without sanitary professional infections and four days without new confirmed diagnoses. The cases that remain active under treatment are 54 from which 34, are hospitalized and among them, 10 in the ICU
The Nuestra Señora del Rosario Polyclinic has already treated 10 people infected with the coronavirus with ozone therapy and in eight cases it has had a “spectacular” result, as reported yesterday by a spokeswoman for the private hospital center. Another patient, who is in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), is improving but more slowly and, unfortunately, another person, who was already very ill, died yesterday. This person, aged 79, was suffering from previous pathologies.
April 23 – 2020
In a day without new infections, Ibiza and Formentera recorded one death and three discharges.
55% of the accumulated cases of coronavirus in Ibiza and Formentera have already overcome the disease and only 37% remain active according to the data released by Ib-Salut after a day in which a death has been recorded, no new infection and three hospital discharges.
The death is that of Mrs. Andrea García, 79 years old and co-founder of the well-known restaurant Juan y Andrea de Formentera and who also suffered from previous pathologies. With it the islands register a total of 12 deaths.
A positive fact is that the figure of 15 days is reached without new infections among health professionals and 16 without admission to the ICU.
April 22 – 2020
Eight healed of coronavirus in Ibiza and Formentera in the last 24 hours, among them is the last health professional.
At the moment, there are no longer health workers infected on the islands, as confirmed by the Ibiza and Formentera Health Area in the latest update of the pandemic data.
As of today, a total of 82 people have overcome the coronavirus in Ibiza and Formentera, more than half of the confirmed cases so far (154).
There are still 61 patients in treatment, 40 of them hospitalized (eleven in critical care units) and 21 in their homes under medical follow-up by the attention home Units.
The spokesman for the Infectious Diseases Management Committee, Javier Arranz, has highlighted the “stability” that exists at the moment in the islands that could facilitate the Balearic Islands to achieve “zero transmission” shortly.
The spokesperson has insisted that this zero transmission does not mean that infections are not registered but that they could occur in specific places and settings such as health centers or residences and that they would allow “greater control over transmission”.
On the other hand, the next two weeks will be key to the continuation of the lock down opening that will progress on Sunday, allowing the children to go for a walk.
April 21 – 2020
The difference between coronavirus patients under treatment (69) and those already recovered (74) in the islands of Ibiza and Formentera continues to increase, according to the latest data provided by the Health Area.
In the last hours, three definitive healings have been confirmed, that is, patients who have given negative results in two Covid-19 tests performed one week apart.
A total of 42 of the 69 patients are hospitalized, 11 of them in Intensive Care Units (ICU). Another 27 are in their homes since their symptoms are not serious.
In the last 24 hours, two new positives have been confirmed and another day stands out with no patient admissions in the critical care units (there are already 14) and no new infections among healthcare professionals (13 days). At the moment there is only one infected among these workers.
So far, a total of 154 cases of coronavirus have been confirmed in Ibiza and Formentera. More than half, have been permanently cured while, unfortunately, eleven have died.
We want to highlight the news that appeared in the press in Mallorca today in which dozens of German people demand, in a letter to the Balearic Government President, the total reopening of the islands “as soon as possible”. The letters question the need to maintain the state of alarm in the islands, whose legality they question, and describe as “exaggerated” the measures taken in Spain to deal with the coronavirus.
The Balearic Islands have already delivered “a first draft” with proposals for the opening, as announced by the Balearic government’s health minister, Patricia Gómez, in her appearance in the Balearic Parliament to report on the management of the coronavirus crisis.
April 20 – 2020
The positive evolution continues with the number of cured patients that to date already exceeds the number of infected patients on the islands of Ibiza and Formentera.
Ibiza and Formentera have not registered positive cases for coronavirus in the last 24 hours. A new discharge from a definitive healthcare professional places active cases (70) below cured patients (71).
The number of hospitalized is 41, of which 11 patients are in the Intensive Care Unit. 23 people are receiving home care since the symptoms are mild.
12 days are also reached without new infections among health professionals. There is only one positive case of a health professional.
April 19 – 2020
An 88-year-old woman is the last coronavirus patient cured on the islands of Ibiza and Formentera according to data from the Ibiza Health Area. With it, 70 people in Ibiza have already overcome the disease.
With this definitive discharge and two new diagnoses registered in the last 24 hours, there are currently a total of 71 active cases on the islands of Ibiza and Formentera, one more than yesterday. The total number of confirmed patients in Ibiza and Formentera since the pandemic started is 152.
From the Ministry of Health, they highlight that there are already twelve days in a row in which no Covid-19 patient has to enter an Intensive Care Unit (ICU) where eleven patients are currently admitted.
25 patients remain in their homes under medical supervision by professionals from the Coronavirus Home Care Units (UVAC), two of them in Formentera.
From the Health Area of Ibiza and Formentera they have highlighted that eleven consecutive days have passed without new infections among health personnel. There are currently only two infected.
April 18 – 2020
The favorable trend of control of the epidemic in Ibiza and Formentera continues, registering four new discharges and no new contagion by coronavirus in the last 24 hours.
Two of the patients who were discharged after overcoming the disease were attended by home care units and two were hospitalized.
For the first time, the number of cured patients (69) is equaled with that of active cases (70).
As for infections between professionals, we have had 10 consecutive days without positives among health personnel, so the figure of three infected remains.
Nor has anyone died with Covid-19 since last Thursday. To this day, 11 people have died in Ibiza and Formentera, the youngest was 65 years old.
Another significant fact is that for eleven days no patient with coronavirus has been admitted to the Intensive Care Unit (ICU).
April 17 – 2020
Ibiza and Formentera have added two new positive cases for coronavirus and 11 new discharges in the last 24 hours. Thus, the number of active cases of coronavirus in Ibiza and Formentera drops again, with 74 compared to 83 yesterday.
Of the two new positive cases, one is admitted to the hospital and the other is under mild follow-up by the home care unit in Formentera. In addition, nine days have passed without new infections among health professionals, which are still three cases. Another 15 are under surveillance.
On the other hand, James Blunt, the British singer, passes the confinement for the health alert in his Ibiza home. From there he explained this morning on the television program ‘Good Morning Britain’ that he is passing the confinement on the island and from here he will release a new song entitled ‘The Greatest’ whose benefits will be donated to the NHS (National Health Service of UK)
April 16 – 2020
The favorable evolution of the fight against the coronavirus in Ibiza and Formentera has reached visible levels in the last 24 hours, with six new discharges of patients who have given a negative result after two consecutive tests. This fact, together with the absence of new positives, has allowed the number of infected people pending healing in Ibiza and Formentera to be reduced to 83.
In addition, hospitals have been for nine consecutive days free of incomes in the Intensive Care Units (ICU).
As a negative factor, there has been a death of a 65-year-old man after a long stay in the ICU. Of the eleven registered during the pandemic, he is the youngest deceased.
As the health staff of the islands reaches its eighth day without new infections, the Ibiza and Formentera Health Area has thanked the “immeasurable effort and work carried out by ICU professionals while” greatly appreciating the commitment and professionalism of doctors, nurses, care technicians, caretakers, ICU cleaning staff in particular, and all health personnel in general. “
This pandemic crisis is proving every day the great validity and good organization of health professionals in the islands.
April 15 – 2020
Ibiza and Formentera continue with a positive development of the pandemic, they have registered two new positive cases and two definitive discharges in the last 24 hours. There are the same number of active cases as yesterday, in total 92.
The total number of hospitalized in Ibiza and Formentera stands at 55 people. Of the total hospitalized, 13 are in the Intensive Care Unit
The positive marks are given by the sum of two new definitive discharges of admitted patients as well as a discharge from a patient with home follow-up.
The number of deceased from Covid-19 in Ibiza and Formentera remains at 10 people, elderly with previous pathologies. At the same time, the number of health professionals who have tested positive remains at 3. This data supposes that since April 9 there have been no more infections in health professionals.
April 14- 2020
Ibiza and Formentera continue with a positive development of the pandemic, they have registered two new positive cases and two definitive discharges in the last 24 hours. There are the same number of active cases as yesterday, in total 92.
The total number of hospitalized in Ibiza and Formentera stands at 55 people. Of the total hospitalized, 13 are in the Intensive Care Unit
The positive marks are given by the sum of two new definitive discharges of admitted patients as well as a discharge from a patient with home follow-up.
The number of deceased from Covid-19 in Ibiza and Formentera remains at 10 people, elderly with previous pathologies. At the same time, the number of health professionals who have tested positive remains at 3. This data supposes that since April 9 there have been no more infections in health professionals.
April 13 – 2020
A 90-year-old woman, a resident at the Reina Sofía elderly home in Ibiza, has died in the last 24 hours as a result of Covid-19, she suffered of previous pathologies.
Another resident of the same center has been transferred to the hospital.
There have been no other cases of contagion or deaths in Ibiza and Formentera in the last 24 hours.
April 12 – 2020
A coronavirus outbreak in the Reina Sofía retirement home has forced a total of ten residents from this center to be transferred to the Can Misses hospital, all with mild symptoms. It is a focus of infection that breaks the downward trend started in recent days. On the other hand, there have been two other new cases that have been admitted to the hospital.
In total there are 40 people who have been discharged due to coronavirus in Ibiza and Formentera, which represents 28% of all diagnosed cases. There are no variations regarding the number of healthcare professionals infected. The total number of active cases as of today is 93.
April 11 – 2020
Ibiza and Formentera continue to advance positively in the fight against Covid-19 and one more day they continue without registering new infections. Thus, the islands have recorded only one new case in the last four days. Nor have any deaths from the virus been reported in the past 24 hours.
The data just provided by the Ministry of Health also shows that the number of cases in medical treatment continues to drop, which is now only 83 in Ibiza and Formentera, after five patients have been cured in the last 24 hours. Similarly, a patient has been released from the ICU.
At the moment, the number of deaths on both islands remains at nine, while the number of people in the ICU is 13. The number of people still under home care has dropped to 33, all of them on the island of Ibiza.
April 10 – 2020
The fight against the epidemic in Ibiza and Formentera is evolving very favorably in the last three days, when only one new infection has been registered in both islands, according to data provided by health officials. Instead, there have been two deaths in those same three days, the last one being an 88-year-old man who came from the Can Blai residence in Santa Eulària, and who has died in the last 24 hours. It was a man with various previous pathologies.
The number of healed patients continues to grow, in total ten people in Ibiza and Formentera in the last 24 hours.
April 9 – 2020
Ibiza and Formentera have registered a new positive case of coronavirus confirmed in the last hours, as reported by the Health Area, which indicates that there are currently 98 active cases in Ibiza and Formentera. The accumulated total of confirmed cases of Covid-19 in Ibiza and Formentera amounts to 131, one more than yesterday.
On the other hand, the number of infected health professionals has been reduced to 2 people. Most of the patients are in their homes attended by coronavirus home care units (UVAC), 14 of those admitted to hospitals are in the intensive care unit.
The spokesman for the Committee of Infectious Diseases in the Balearic Islands, Javier Arranz, highlighted in his daily appearance that the number of hospitalized patients and in the ICU is gradually dropping off, and there is an increase in people healed permanently.
April 8 – 2020
In the last 24 hrs Ibiza and Formentera have not confirmed any new case of coronavirus and there has been one more death, the eighth of a person with coronavirus in Ibiza, according to data provided this noon by the Balearic Ministry of Health. This is a 69-year-old person with previous pathologies who was admitted to the Can Misses Hospital. Regarding that no new cases have been detected, it is a situation that had not occurred since the beginning of the confinement.
Thus, at the moment the accumulated cases are 130. Of which 19 in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), 62 infected in their homes controlled by professionals from the Home care Units for Attention to Coronavirus, 5 infected health workers and the rest admitted in hospitals.
April 7 – 2020
The island of Ibiza adds four new cases of Covid-19 in the last hours, as the Infectious Diseases Committee of the Govern has just reported in its usual informative appearance. All of them are following the corresponding treatment from their own homes, without the need to enter a hospital center.
At the same time, there have been two new discharges, while two ICU patients have been able to go to the ward thanks to the improvement in their health. Instead, two people who were at home have had to be admitted to the hospital.
Therefore, the total number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Ibiza and Formentera since the pandemic began is 126, of which: 61 are hospitalized, 15 in critical units and 38 in their homes with medical control and monitoring. There are 5 health professionals infected, while 7 are under active surveillance. Seven deaths have already occurred as a result of the epidemic.
The head of the Infectious Diseases Committee, Javier Arranz, has indicated that if in the whole of the Balearic Islands the number of people infected has risen in the last few hours, it is because “tests are being carried out in nursing homes, where there can always be more cases; it’s a totally expected situation”.
“Although there is an increase in cases, the acute part is clearly decreasing,” he explained.
April 6 – 2020
The Balearic Ministry of Health confirmed this morning the seventh death of a patient with coronavirus. This is a 95-year-old woman who was hospitalized.
In the last 24 hours, seven new healings have been confirmed in Ibiza, people who have tested negative for the coronavirus in two different tests carried out a week apart. Six of these healed patients were at home and one in the hospital. At the same time, nine new diagnoses have been made, one of them of a 79-year-old woman from Formentera who is admitted to the Can Misses Hospital. This is the third confirmed diagnosis in Formentera.
Thus, the total number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Ibiza and Formentera since the pandemic began is 126, of which 97 are still active and undergoing treatment: 59 are hospitalized, 17 in critical units and 38 in their homes with medical control and monitoring.
There are 5 infected health professionals while 7 are on active surveillance.
April 5 – 2020
Two people with coronaviruses have died in the last hours in Ibiza, both over 90 years of age and with previous multiple pathologies, as detailed by the Eivissa and Formentera Health Area.
With these two unfortunate deaths there are already six lives lost by the coronavirus on the island of Ibiza, none in Formentera. Between the two islands, nine new confirmed cases of Covid-19 are added, with which there are already 117 accumulated diagnoses. Of these, 96 are now in treatment (three more than yesterday), and the healing of four other patients was confirmed, with which there are already 15 people who have recovered from the disease.
Between the 117 diagnosed, there are the hospitalized from which 16 are in the ICU section and those who, given their mild symptoms, receive care in their homes controlled by the doctors and the nursing staff of the Coronavirus Home Care Units (UVAC)
April 4 – 2020
Ibiza and Formentera have recorded in the last 24 hours the best data regarding the incidence of the coronavirus since the pandemic began. No deaths have been confirmed, there are only three more confirmed cases, two people healed. In addition, the number of health professionals in surveillance has also been reduced. The spokesman for the Balearic Infectious Diseases Management Committee, Javier Arranz, has pointed out that the data allow us to be “optimistic”.
Ibiza and Formentera currently accumulate 108 confirmed cases of coronaviruses, 93 of them active, only one more in the last 24 hours . Of these, 57 are hospitalized and 16 in critical units. Another 36, because they present mild symptoms, are in self-isolation in their own homes, with medical follow-up by the Coronavirus Home Care Units (UVAC).
The number of infected health professionals has been reduced to three (yesterday they were seven) while 28 are on active surveillance (five less).
April 3 – 2020
Eleven new cases of coronavirus confirmed in the last hours have increased the number of patients in Ibiza and Formentera, according to the latest data provided by the Balearic Ministry of Health. Thus, Ibiza and Formentera reach the 101 cases accumulated since the pandemic began. Currently 92 are still active, after four deaths of people between 67 and 92 years old and five healed.
A total of 61 patients are hospitalized, 16 of them in critical care units. To these must be added another 31 patients who remain in their homes, controlled by the health workers of the Units for Home assitance to Coronavirus (UVAC), and another one more at home follow-up by professionals from the Nuestra Señora del Rosario Polyclinic. In this private center there are a total of nine infected, three of them in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU).
The spokesman for the Balearic Ministry of Health was “optimistic” regarding the evolution of the disease in the islands, but said that this does not mean, for the moment, that deaths will be reduced. Mr. Arranz explained that the most seriously ill patients can be in the ICU between 20 and 30 days, so even weeks after the curve is going down, “unfortunately, deaths will have to be added to the list.”
Meanwhile, he added, there are “open roads” for the constant arrival of protective material on the islands.
Every week between 15 and 17 tons of diverse material will arrive », part of this material is already reaching the Ibiza and Formentera”.
April 2 – 2020
The Health Area of Ibiza and Formentera has reported four new recoveries of patients infected with Covid-19 that have given a negative result in two analyzes carried out a week apart.
All four were at home, with mild symptoms and with medical follow-up by professionals from the Coronavirus Home Care Units. Thus, the islands of Ibiza and Formentera already have five fully recovered patients.
Since the pandemic began, in Ibiza and Formentera 90 cases have been diagnosed, of which 82 are still active and under medical treatment. In addition, five new cases were confirmed in the past 48 hours, a further increase after Tuesday’s truce, when only two more were reported. More than half of them, a total of 54, are hospitalized, another 16 in critical units and 28 in their homes. The number of infected medical staff remains the same, 7, although 28 are already on active surveillance.
The Health Area of Ibiza and Formentera confirm that the occupation of the spaces dedicated to coronavirus patients does not reach 50%.
Resources for patients with coronavirus in Ibiza and Formentera are not in danger of becoming saturated at the moment.
April 1 – 2020
In Ibiza, two men, one over eighty-five years old and the other over ninety, users of the Can Blai nursing home, have died at the Can Misses Hospital.
With these two deaths, there are already three people who have died in Ibiza due to this virus. The first Covid-19 victim on the island was an 85-year-old man who died on March 22.
Currently in Ibiza there are 54 people hospitalized, 16 of them in the ICU. Another 26 people receive care at home in Ibiza and 1 in Formentera.
Until March 16, the evolution of the pandemic was almost flat (with one and two cases) and since that day until yesterday there was a linear increase in the number of those affected. In Menorca and Mallorca, higher than in Ibiza, although the proportion is similar.
We’ll keep in touch updating the information about COVID-19 in the islands, in the meanwhile stay safe, stay home.
Please note: This blog is for information purposes only. Above information has been taken from local press and goverment sources, however the situation is in constant change and we cannot take responsabilites for any errors.