It’s the latest move in the Balearic government’s coronavirus de-escalation plan.
From the beginning of March, bars and restaurants in Ibiza, Formentera, Menorca and Mallorca will be able to open terraces and outdoor spaces to the public. Providing the islands do not experience another surge in coronavirus cases, indoor spaces will be able to open from the 16th March – providing CO2 meters are installed inside the venues.
Although the news has been welcomed by many business owners, the Confederation of Business Associations in the Balearics have said that the news is “unsatisfactory” due to the fact that 80% of bars and restaurants in Mallorca do not have outdoor terraces.
Tourism is one of the most crucial industries in Spain, especially in nightclub hotspot Ibiza. Spain welcomes approximately 80 millions tourists a year, with the industry providing over 12% of the country’s GDP.
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