Updated 3 September 2021
Menorca was a very safe destination throughout 2020 and remains so – safer than the UK, safer than mainland Spain, 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.
All arrivals aged 12 years and over to Menorca from the UK must now either show a negative Covid test result or proof of double vaccination. All arrivals also have to show that they have completed a health questionnaire. Visit the Spain Travel Health website for full details.
Out and about
You must wear a face masks in shops and other indoor public areas. Face masks are not required in your holiday villa or around your own pool, and are no longer required in the street or on the beach. Full details: http://safetourism.illesbalears.travel/en
Rest assured that all of Travel Menorca’s villas and apartments are diligently cleaned between guest arrivals to ensure optimum safety for our guests.
As of early September – as reported by Menorca.info – some 78% of Menorca’s over-16 population had been twice vaccinated, a significantly greater percentage than the UK and many European countries.
Amber list rules for return to UK
Currently Menorca is on the UK Government’s ‘Amber list’. There is very little change from the ‘Green list’ rules if you have been double-vaccinated or if you are under 18.
You do not need to quarantine on arrival in England or take a day 8 COVID-19 test, as long as you have been fully vaccinated under the UK vaccination programme
You will need to:
• declare that you have been fully vaccinated on your passenger locator form
• show proof of your vaccination status to your carrier (ferry, airline or train) when you travel
• book and pay for a ‘day 2 test’ (applies to everyone aged 5+)
Children under the age of 18 who are returning to the UK are exempt from the requirement to quarantine and do not have to take the ‘day 8’ test.
But if you are not fully vaccinated under the UK vaccination programme, you will have to quarantine on arrival and take both the day 2 and day 8 tests. The UK Government rules are here: full details
A recent renter writes…
From Lynn Slinger, who travelled with us to Menorca in late September 2020: “In the current situation with Coronavirus we were nervous about the holiday. We needn’t have worried. The airports in England and Menorca were very quiet and so was the plane. We were travelling with my 90 year old mother and felt very safe. When we arrived at the villa it was very clean and we were impressed by the procedures followed by the cleaners throughout our stay. We felt so safe on the island we considered staying for the winter. The restaurants, bars and the beach all felt fine. I would really recommend going to Menorca – you won’t regret it.”