People are seen at an outdoors bar of the Balearic island of Formentera which will begin from Monday (May 4) de-escalation stage where outdoor areas of bars and restaurants can open at half occupancy, while groups of up to 10 people will be allowed in public places and in homes, amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak on the island of Formentera.


The tiny Balearic Island of Formentera was celebrating today as bars re-opened.

Formentera empieza la fase 1

Three of the Canary Islands - La Gomera, El Hierro and La Graciosa - and the Balearic island of Formentera which have had no new COVID-19 cases in 28 days entered this second phase today and opened outdoor terraces for bars.

Formentera empieza la fase 1

The rest of the Balearics and the Spanish mainland are sitll on the first phase.

The coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in Formentera

"I have taken all the measures that the council has advised me to do with customers coming in one by one and sitting out on the terrace," said Juan Manuel Benitez, who opened his bar today.


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Angus / Hace about 1 year

Totally disagree. That doesn't look safe. Virtually every ex-pat I know isn't going anywhere near a bar or restaurant for the rest of the year. Sorry if that destroys businesses, but why should we ourselves at risk to save businesses. Not happening.