Updated 12 May 2021
Menorca was a very safe destination throughout 2020 and remains so – 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 a total of 86 active cases on the island. Some 32.9% of the island’s adult population have been vaccinated once and 13.2% have received two doses.
As of 23 November 2020 all arrivals to Spain from a ‘high risk’ country must show a certificate with a negative PCR result, and all arrivals have to show that they have completed a health questionnaire. Visit the Spain Travel Health website for full details.
Out and about
If you are out and about in Menorca, or in a shop, you must wear a face mask. Face masks are not required 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.
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
Menorca is currently (and unfathomably) lumped in with the rest of Spain on the UK Government’s ‘amber’ travel list, and as such returnees from the island must quarantine for 10 days at home and take a series of PCR tests. The next review of the ‘green’ and ‘amber’ lists is scheduled for some time early June.
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.”