Last Updated on 1 year by mallorcaunderthesun
BREAKING NEWS: It’s been announced that today, 20 April 2022, that mandatory mask wearing indoors ends in Spain.
This is great news for holidaymakers to Mallorca who have been concerned by the continued Covid-19 restrictions.
This new rule means that it will be no longer be mandatory to wear masks in supermarkets, indoor theme parks, sights or attractions.
There are some exceptions to the new rule announced today in the BOE (official state bulletin). Mandatory mask wearing will continue on public transport and in health centres.
So what does this mean to you travelling to Mallorca?
- If you are flying to Mallorca, this means that you still be asked to wear a facemask on a flight.
- If you are using any kind of public transport in Mallorca, such as a bus, train, metro or taxi, you will have to wear a mask.
- If you are taking a ferry, you will also have to wear a facemask.
- If you are visiting a medical centre or hospital, you will still have to wear a mask. If you are admitted into hospital, you will not be required to wear a mask in your room.
- Facemasks are still required if you enter a pharmacy.
The best news for local residents is that children will be able to return to school after the Easter holidays mask free.
Now this is going to take some time for residents in Mallorca to get used to. We have had the harshest restrictions throughout the pandemic, and removing the requirement to wear face masks may be one step too far for many.
I am currently in the UK and it’s apparent mask wearing ended a long time ago. Shoppers are entering supermarkets mask free and it’s an unusual sight.
If you are visiting Mallorca, bring a supply of face masks with you for use at the airport or during your journey. Also have one with you incase you need to visit a medical centre.
Masks are still freely available to buy cheaply in supermarkets. And don’t forget if you feel safer in any way wearing masks, then feel free to do so.
And don’t expect to see employees in supermarkets going mask free as it’s likely they will still be required to wear them at work.
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With news of the airport covid testing centre to close at the end of April at my local airport here in the UK in Bristol, I anticipate we will finally see the end of entry restrictions and frictionless travel. Watch this space!
For more information about the entry restrictions and requirement entering Mallorca, please read this article here, which includes links to official Government sources.
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