Sailing is and remains one of the most beautiful and safest ways to spend a holiday.
Mallorca enjoys a low incidence of under 50, which is steadily decreasing. The UK government has been allowing travel to the Balearics for a while now and, not least thanks to the high vaccination rate and the excellent medical care on Mallorca, 5 out of 6 COVID indicators are green.
For entry to Mallorca, Brits only need proof of vaccination at least 14 days prior to arrival in Spain or a negative COVID-19 test (max. 72 hrs old) and the Spanish Travel Health entry form. Antigen tests are not accepted for tourism purposes and children under the age of 12 are exempt from this)
For travel regulations can vary depending on the current Covid situation in individual countries, it is always advisable to have a look at the current regulations for entering Spain or at the official regulations of the home country.
With Spain being on the UK’s amber list, on your way back you must take the following compulsory steps, regardless of vaccination status: take a covid Test three days before travelling to England (we are happy to recommend easy and reliable test centres around Mallorca), book and pay for a Covid test to be taken after arrival, and complete a passenger locator form .
On Mallorca and at our charter base you can move freely without a mask. Masks are only compulsory indoors. For the extra portion of safety we still offer you and your crew of course:
Your IRIS Yachtcharter Team
The government of the Balearic Islands is always concerned with the highest possible level of safety, especially in Corona times, which is reflected in the low incidence rate on the islands . Currently, however, sailing crews are almost unaffected by restrictions - apart from wearing masks in public buildings. Everything crews need (provisions, restaurants, marinas, beaches ...) is fully available and thanks to the good Corona location, life here feels much more carefree than in many other European countries. Therefore, nothing stands in the way of a carefree sailing trip and holiday pleasure. Here is an overview of regulations and FAQs relevant to sailing:
Sailing is possible without restrictions.
Since the end of June, a relaxed mask obligation has been in force on Mallorca, which means that you must always have a mask with you, but you do not have to wear it outdoors if a minimum distance of 1.5 metres can be maintained. In public indoor spaces such as shops or means of transport, wearing masks is still compulsory. Violations can be expensive with fines of up to 100 euros.
There is no curfew on Mallorca. For cruises to Ibiza, please note that between 2am and 6am you may only be out with members of your own household.
A mask must be worn in shops. There are no other restrictions for customers. Shopping is possible until midnight at the most, but the sale of alcoholic beverages is not permitted between 9.30 pm and 8 am. Alternatively, crews can of course still have their purchases delivered on board .
Beaches may be accessed until midnight, but botellones (drinking parties) are prohibited. A minimum distance of 2 metres from other people and groups applies.
Restaurants, bars and clubs
What would a cruise be without enjoying Mallorcan delicacies or the final evening with the whole crew! The good news is that there is virtually nothing to prevent this on Mallorca. No proof of vaccination is required for restaurants and bars! Restaurants and bars are allowed to open until 2 a.m. at the latest and up to 12 people can sit in exterior areas, i.e. a complete crew, may sit at a table outside and a maximum of 8 people inside (i.e. still the crew of a 3-4 cabin yacht 😉).
You can also sit at the bar again, but smokers still have to leave the area of their table.
You can also sit at the bar again, but smokers still have to leave the area of their table. Bars and so-called concert-cafés are also allowed to open until 2am. Discos, however, are still closed and no dancing is allowed. Drinking parties at night are also prohibited, which is consistently controlled by the police.
A good selection of hotels for a few days shore leave before or after the cruise is easy to find on Mallorca. There are no restrictions worth mentioning (masks are compulsory indoors) for hotel guests. Wellness is also possible.
Buses and trains run at 100 per cent capacity. Passengers must wear masks.
Smoking is allowed with a minimum distance of two meters.
Do you have any further questions? Then simply contact us. We will be happy to help you.
Your IRIS Yachtcharter Team
We can finally say it! Mallorca loosens all Covid measures important for sailors! Life is returning to normal thanks to the outstanding evolution on the islands, which currently holds the lowest numbers in the entire country. With an incidence of less than 20 per 100K people, the steady numbers will now allow Mallorcans as well as visitors to return to social gatherings without limitations. Therefore, larger crews can again sail safely. Not just that, but restaurants and bars will be opening interiors for the dinner service for up to 50% again and closing time of both will be expanded until midnight. Table capacity is still limited to four people in interiors but will be extended to eight on terraces. The possible changes had been announced last week, with confirmation this past Monday. But it was Thursday, that the Supreme Court announced a rebuttal of the curfew as well as limitations to social gatherings.
As expected, nothing stands in the way of your well-deserved sailing holiday with the start of the season, and we look forward to welcoming you back to S'Arenal soon. We are happy to answer any further questions you may have about sailing around Mallorca.
Your IRIS Yachtcharter Team