News of the day 30 April 2020
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Cala Millor Beach.


Good morning from Majorca

Very strong winds forecast in Majorca on Thursday. You can view the weather across the island with our webcams, click here.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Council of Minorca president, Susana Mora.

State of alarm

Council of Minorca welcoming de-escalation plan

The plan is "very positive for social and economic activity".

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Mahon port, where spring is high season for cruise tourism.

Cruise tourism

Mahon has lost 25 cruise ship stopovers

Forty-four stopovers are scheduled from June to October; they must all be in doubt.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

De-escalation of coronavirus restrictions.


All you need to know about de-escalation

The de-escalation plans for Majorca have been announced but there's concern about finances and business closures in almost every Sector.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Consul General, Lloyd Milen

State of alarm

British Embassy update on travel to Spain from the UK

Video released by the British Embassy regarding travel to and from Spain.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Son Espases Hospital, Palma.


Coronavirus figures decrease again

A significant drop in the number of coronavirus infections and fatalities in the Balearic Islands on Thursday.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Sunloungers on Alcudia's beach will be available from 8 June.


Alcudia planning beach services in early June

Alcudia town hall directly manages beach services and already has a plan for restarting these services.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Sharp fall in coronvirus deaths in Spain.


Biggest fall in coronavirus deaths since March 15

Covid-19 fatalities and new infections at their lowest since the State of Emergency was declared in Spain.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Terraces will soon reopen, but only with 30% occupancy.

Bars and restaurants

Parking spaces could be used for increasing Palma terraces

Using parking spaces is made complicated by the likelihood that people will prefer to use cars and not buses.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Time slots for adults going out on Saturday.


Specific time slots for adults on Saturday

Adults will only be allowed to go out at certain times on Saturday.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Fewer restrictions for people exercising by themselves.


No time slots for playing individual sports

The Health Minister, Salvador Illa will confirm specific details on time slots at 1800 on Thursday.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Kids will soon be able to play with their friends.


When will kids be able to play with their friends?

Children will soon be allowed to play with their friends in small groups.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Maria Frontera, president of the Majorca Hoteliers Federation.

State of alarm

Majorca hoteliers: stupefaction at de-escalation plan

For hotels, the de-escalation plan is not feasible.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Bodega Biniagual in Binissalem is not closing after all.


Biniagual Vineyard is not closing down

Bodega Biniagual is not closing down after all.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Tourists arriving to Palma airport


No date for the opening of Spain’s borders to foreign tourists

Travel between provinces and islands in Spain has been banned until at least June 22.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Children running in the streets


Walking and exercising times in Spain

Times slots have been annouced for this Saturday.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Rules about exercise start from Saturday.

State of alarm

Government sets out times for people going out

Spain's health minister has explained the time slots for taking exercise as from Saturday.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

News / Comment
The crisis has, at a stroke, eliminated what for some is the tyranny of tourism.

The Blog

Planning For Tourism De-Growth

De-growth, a mantra of some from the tourism-sceptic lobby, will now be a reality.

Andrew Ede

First day outside for children under 14.

Out and About

The Kids Are Back In Town

Children just want to be occupied and are generally very willing to learn something new, as long as it’s not presented as a boring chore!

Peter Clover


Changing times

“Hoteliers are going to have a nightmare task trying to adapt their businesses...”

Jason Moore


The terrace U-turn

Once the terraces are open again Palma councillors can smother their faces in egg!

Humphrey Carter

Holiday / Lifestyle
A little girl taking a walk with her mother

Practical Parenting

The Long Haul

We often adopt our own values by comparing to others – that can be really helpful in certain situations and if it is, then great.

Julie Waller & Barbora Sollerova

Joan Rosselló i Crespí


Joan Rosselló and the British fleet

Joan Rosselló i Crespí was a writer who figured among the classic Majorcan authors of the nineteenth century.

Miquel Ferra i Martorell

La Vileta Loonies smashing the scavenger hunt!

Majorca Mallorca

Where are we now?

It has been a source of support for not just me but more than 2,300 members and counting.

Vicki McLeod

68 per cent of Britons said they cannot cook rice.

Food and wine

Simple food can be ever so trying

A good plain white rice should be cooked through and should be dry and fluffy with every grain separate. How many of us get it like that?

Andrew Valente

Edition of 30 April 2020