Balearic Islands cap cost of PCR tests at €75

Iago Negueruela, Minister of Tourism for the Balearic Islands, has said that they recognise that the cost of PCR tests is a major barrier to travel for many people. New legislation limits the PCR price for tourists returning to the UK and other countries from the Balearics to €75 and to €30 for an antigen test.

Covid-19 insurance for all non-resident international visits to the Balearic Islands

Holidaymakers planning to visit the Balearics will be covered by a Covid-19 insurance policy during their stay with any regulated accommodation provider. The types of coverage and circumstances covered in the case of a Covid-19 infection include transportation and repatriation maximum cost of €15,000, as well as the costs of extending a stay at the regulated accommodation for the policyholder and their companions.

Safetourism.illesbaleares.travel, a new website with the latest travel advice for visitors

The Tourism Agency of the Balearic Islands (AETIB) has launched SafeTourism, a new website that provides information and advice for safe travel to the Balearic Islands. The objective is to support visitors planning their trips consciously with the latest travel advice, entry requirements and restrictions in place.

The website also features informative data about the evolution of the Covic-19 pandemic throughout the Balearics, such as cumulative Covid-19 rates over the last seven and 14 days, and vaccination rates per individual island, health, and safety advice and the INFOCOVID helpline, operated by medical experts.

Visitors will be able to monitor beaches capacity in the Balearics in real time on their phones
The Balearic Islands will roll out the SafeBeach app, allowing tourists to check real time visitor levels at the beaches and the authorised bathing areas of the Balearic Islands. The app will display which beaches are less crowded and which are at full capacity so that both tourists and residents can make informed decisions about where to go. The SafeBeach app will be updated five times a day to provide accurate information. When beaches reach a 70% capacity rate, the app automatically issues a warning to the 112 Emergency Services so the authorities can manage the visitor levels. This initiative was successfully piloted around the beaches of Palma last summer season and now it will be available for all the beaches in the islands.

For more information, please visit www.illesbalears.travel

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