Ibiza is set to require vaccine passports as part of Spain’s reopening plan for tourism. The plan includes the Balearic and Canary Islands. After closing its doors at the beginning of the pandemic, the white isle will kick off with outdoor venue events from March 2-16, opening indoor venues that have proper ventilation if cases remain low.
In addition to the passports, tourists have the older option of submit a negative antigen test to gain entry. Spanish Minister of Industry, Commerce and Tourism Reyes Maroto was clear in her intent to maximize the safety of their tourists. “We already have safety protocols in place but we want to take another step to help restart travel as soon as the coronavirus situation allows for it,” she says. Maroto talked in the press conference about the Spanish vaccination plans and their goal of reaching herd immunity by the end of the summer. “It gives hope and certainty that that the second semester of 2021 will be when the reactivation of the tourism sector takes place.”
Down the line, the country plans to extend their vaccine passport protocol to the Valencia, Catalonia and Andalusia regions. Maroto is currently working with the EU and OECD on establishing the best protocols for traveler safety.