Updated 23 October 2020
Menorca is safe – safer than the UK, safer than mainland Spain, safer than Mallorca, safer than many places around the world. Naturally however, there are restrictions in place on the island aimed at keeping visitors and residents as safe as possible.
As of today’s date – as reported by Menorca.info – there were 93 active cases on the island.
On arrival in Menorca, all overseas visitors have to show that they have completed a health questionnaire. And everyone is temperature checked. Visit the Spain Travel Health website
Out and about
If you are out and about in the street in Menorca, or in a shop, you must wear a face mask. Face masks are not required on the beach, nor do you have to wear them in your holiday villa or around your own pool. Smoking anywhere outside in public areas is prohibited.
What about insurance?
It is a fact that many standard travel insurance policies are rendered invalid if you travel against Government advice. It is also true that many policies do not cover you for Covid-19. However, there is an increasing number of policies being introduced that will offer such cover – Google it and you will find some. Remember that the EHIC health cards are valid until December 31, so the excellent Spanish healthcare system will look after you.
Rest assured that all of Travel Menorca’s villas and apartments are diligently cleaned between guest arrivals to ensure optimum safety for our guests.
On your return
Unfortunately, while the UK Government is apparently able to make distinctions between the Greek islands when considering the necessity to quarantine on return to the UK, it is seemingly unable to distinguish Menorca from mainland Spain. Thus Menorca falls under the requirement that returnees must self-isolate for 14 days when they get home, even though infection rates on the island are minuscule when compared with those of the UK.
There’s another thing that can be guaranteed should you decided to travel to Menorca – you will receive the warmest of welcomes.