News of the day 5 June 2020
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Cala Banyalbufar, Majorca.


Good Morning from Majorca

Sunny but very windy in Majorca on Friday. To view the weather across the island from our webcams, click here.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Face coverings will be compulsory in England from June 15.


Face coverings to be compulsory on Public Transport in England

Face coverings will be compulsory on public transport in England from June 15.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Image of the yacht that was intercepted.


Nineteen arrests in police drugs operation that started in Majorca

A yacht was intercepted as it was making its way to Dakar in Senegal.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Layo Guerrero Cañadas.


Missing diver named

Search continues for diver who's been missing since Wednesday.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Work in Cala Ratjada.


Cala Ratjada promenade work is not "emergency" repair

Environmentalists GOB claim that the town hall is passing the work off as emergency when it isn't.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

This will not be a scene this summer.


No sunloungers for Manacor beaches this summer

The beaches will be publicised as 'virus-free zones'.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Seroprevalence Study, Torrejón de Ardoz, Madrid.


Surprising results in the Seroprevalence study

Results from the second round of the Seroprevalence Study show lower Covid-19 immunity in the Balearic Islands.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Classrooms will need to be reorganised.


Commitment to classroom teaching from September

There will be contingencies in case face-to-face teaching is disrupted again.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

La Playa de Cala Blanca, Andratx.


Cala Blanca could become the cleanest beach in Spain

Cala Blanca in Andratx, is one of 12 beaches selected to participate in the new edition of #MiPlayaSinPlásticos.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

The mayor of Palma, José Hila.


Palma tourism promotion campaigns to be launched this month

The tourism promotion focus will be on national and German tourists.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Balearic Tourism


Spain to open to foreign tourism from July 1, govt spokeswoman says

Breaking news: It is now confirmed when the borders will open.


British ambassador to Spain Hugh Elliott


Virtual visit

British ambassador was due to hold a series of meetings via video conference.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Ibiza airport


Inter-island travel will be permitted from Monday

More lockdown restrictions being lift as of next week.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

British Airways aircraft stand on their parking positions at Heathrow Airport in London.


BA owner considering legal challenge on UK quarantine as relations fray

Says government did not consult industry over new legislation.


Catalina Cladera, Consell de Mallorca President.


Four Year Strategic Tourism Plan

Consell de Mallorca reveals 4 year Strategic Tourism Plan for the island.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Son Espases Hospital ICU, Palma.


Coronavirus figures for June 5

The Ministry of Health confirmed 10 new Covid-19 infections in the Balearics on Friday.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Tourists on the beach in Mallorca


Spain to further ease restrictions, won't rush on border opening

Update: to opening it borders to foreign tourists.


Hotels in Magalluf and Palmanova


Magalluf and Palmanova hotels to re-open mid July

British travel firms have indicated that they will start operating to the island from July

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Majorca moves to Phase 3 on Monday.


The beginning of the end!

The Spanish Health Minister, Salvador Illa has confirmed that Majorca, Minorca and Ibiza will progress to Phase 3 of the de-escalation plan on Monday, June 8.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Today's temperatures


All you need to know about the weather in Majorca

Very windy across the islands and some rainfall in Minorca.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Rafa's birthday present arrives in Porto Cristo.


Aye Aye Rafa!!

Rafa Nadal gets a luxury catamaran for his birthday.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

News / Comment


Residency changes

“British citizens will have a new residence permit from the Spanish government...”

Jason Moore


It cuts both ways Boris

The UK’s quarantine plan could hit tourism to the UK more than elsewhere.

Humphrey Carter

Holiday / Lifestyle
Diane Hughes

Majorca Mallorca

Cake Makes Everything Better

Diane Hughes grew up in Stepney Green and then moved to Brentwood. She has lived in Majorca for a decade.

Vicki McLeod

105 metre Lady Moura

Nauti Lady

The Original Superyacht

From the year she was built, Lady Moura would cruise onto the French Riviera, turn every single head and the season would be declared open.

Sarah Forge

Tourism in Mallorca

The Week in Tourism

The government’s “relaunch of tourism” plan

Tourism may not have been foremost in the government’s thinking in the early days of the crisis, but it has increasingly been pushed up the agenda.

Andrew Ede

Putting signs and notices in place just doesn’t seem to work efficiently.

Out & About

Medical Matters

Some people really don’t seem to get that 2 metres is NOT 2 feet! And certainly NEVER two inches!

Peter Clover


For better health, Majorca’s the best fit

The death of the traditional gym?

But all the equipment in the world can’t provide the motivation and engagement that comes with face-to-face coaching and group training.

Simon Kenion Shears

Edition of 5 June 2020