Fines for not wearing a face mask will be issued from Monday.

Fines for not wearing a face mask will be issued from Monday.

19-07-2020Laura Becerra

From today, any tourists or residents caught without a face mask will be fined €100 and the Police will be out in force making sure people are respecting the law.

The Public Administration & Modernization Minister, Isabel Castro, and Health & Consumption Minister, Patricia Gómez, sent a circular to Local Police Forces last week detailing the criteria of action when breaches are detected.

Police reports of the incident will determine whether a fine of 25, 50 or 100 euros is imposed and must include details of whether the person is a repeat offender.

The Conditions

Other factors taken into account include, whether the infringement was in a public or private location, the number of people affected by the non-compliance, the circumstances and the response to Police.

Officers must detail the response to their request to wear a face mask, the persistence or not in the commission of the offence and the possible refusal to comply.

The obligation to wear a mask in both public and private places has been in force since last Monday, but fines were not imposed until now.

It is not necessary to wear a face mask whilst walking along promenades next to the sea, at the beach or in a swimming pool in the Balearic Islands.

Smoking and Eating

Face masks are also not required by people smoking or eating ice cream in the street.

They must be worn when walking to and arriving at a restaurant or bar, but can be removed whilst eating or drinking.

Musicians must wear a mask, except if they’re playing a wind instrument.

It is compulsory to wear a face mask at all times in the Balearic Islands, Catalonia and most other Communities but not in Galicia, Madrid, Castilla-La Mancha, Valencia or the Canary Islands.


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dave / Hace about 1 year

wearing face masks in outdoor spaces is pointless. You do not catch covid 19 outdoors unless you cough in someones face or kiss them. what a bizzare and stupid bunch of rules who came up with them ? !!!!


Holiday Maker / Hace about 1 year

Can someone point me to the website which details the exemptions regarding the wearing of face masks please? I am unclear if I would have to wear a mask whilst sunbathing in hotel grounds, close to a swimming pool...for example...?


Nicky / Hace about 1 year

Tourists not wearing masks in Sa Coma near Porto Cristo!!

I live here and take my dog for walks twice a day wearing my mask! Where are the police to sort this problem out!! Hotel Bourgan villa need to TELL their customers of the regulations.


Nicky / Hace about 1 year

In sa coma by calla millor there is no keeping to regulations. 80% of tourists not wearing masks around our streets. I wear mine walking my dog twice a day. No respect!!! just strolling with kids and no masks. The Hotel Bourgan villa needs to inform their customers that they MUST wear masks. NOT ROCKET science!! I live here and am ashamed of the uk tourists. Germans too! Please, wear masks!