Latest updates on COVID-19 and ferry travel in the Balearic Islands

Latest updates on COVID-19 and ferry travel in the Balearic Islands

What to know, before you go

The Balearic Islands and the autonomous communities of Spain have introduced new COVID-19 ferry travel measures. Read this Ferryhopper page, to find out if you can travel to the Balearic Islands, what movement restrictions are in place, and how to plan your trip to the island group from Spain or abroad.

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Ferry crossing the Balearic Sea.

Can I travel to the Balearic Islands now?

Traveling to the Balearic Islands is currently allowed subject to restrictions. Air and ferry travel for the Balearic group is in operation, and there are several ferry crossings available from mainland Spain.

If you’re planning to get to the Balearic Islands from abroad, we recommend that you check COVID-19 travel measures at the point of origination. Find out more details about ferry travel and coronavirus in the Balearics below.

Tip: Spain has introduced different international arrival measures depending on the point of departure. Check with your travel provider about passengers locator forms, COVID-19 testing, and movement restrictions before booking your trip.

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Lonely umbrella at the beach of Cala Comte in Ibiza.

Ferry travel in the Balearic Islands: coronavirus update

There are different measures and guidelines in place for the Balearic Islands, depending on your point of origination in Spain or abroad. Coronavirus ferry travel measures are the same for all Balearic Islands: Ibiza, Mallorca, Formentera, and Menorca. Continue reading for more information on reaching the Balearic Islands by ferry from mainland Spain, and traveling between the Balearic Islands.

Important: Travel measures in Spain are subject to change depending on the spread of COVID-19 per region. Contact us if you need up-to-date information about ferry travel in Spain.

Ferries from mainland Spain to the Balearic Islands

At the moment, you can only travel by ferry from mainland Spain to the Balearic Islands for non-holiday reasons. Ferries to the Balearic Islands normally depart from Barcelona, Valencia, Denia, and Gandia. The autonomous communities of the Balearic Islands, Valencia and Catalonia are under regional lockdown

This means that travelers cannot travel beyond the borders of the autonomous communities in which they reside, except for professional, educational, health-related, or other personal reasons.

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Waiting for the ferry in the Balearic Islands.

Ferries between the Balearic Islands

If you’re already in the Balearic Islands, you can freely travel by ferry within the region. Ferry travel is allowed between the Balearic Islands, and ferry routes are under normal operation. There are no movement restrictions, and you can easily catch a ferry, following the official safety guidelines.

Tip: Have a look at our FAQ page for more information on COVID-19 ferry travel.

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Vibrant colors in the quaint alleys of Palma de Mallorca.

Useful tips for COVID-19 ferry travel in the Balearic Islands

  • Spain has declared a state of emergency for the whole country to last until May 2021. This means that the coronavirus situation is closely monitored and measures are adjusted periodically. Make sure you check the latest COVID-19 updates before your trip.
  • The Balearic Islands follow a tier system (T0 - T4) to adjust coronavirus measures in the region. There may be different measures for movement, gatherings, entertainment, shopping, and accommodation on each island.
  • All passengers arriving in the Balearic Islands by ferry undergo a health check. This can include temperature check, document control, and visual examination.
  • The use of masks is currently mandatory on board all ferries in the Balearic Islands.
  • For more information on COVID-19 and traveling in the Balearic Islands, you can call the Foreign Tourist Covid Info office at 871120130.