President Francina Armengol of the Balearics

President Armengol speaking on Sunday.


President Armengol has announced that the state of alarm curfew in Mallorca and the Balearics will, for now, be between 11pm and 6am. This curfew applies with immediate effect from this Sunday night.

Speaking after the Spanish government declared the new state of alarm, Armengol recognised that the curfew will have consequences for certain sectors, e.g. restaurants. However, a great sacrifice is needed "in order to lower the accumulated incidence" of coronavirus cases.

The president added that the regional government will once again be asking the central government to intensify entry and exit controls at ports and airports. For now, there will be no ban on travel to and from other regions of Spain (or between the islands), Armengol noting that the Covid situation in the Balearics is "not so serious" as to warrant a ban. The state of alarm allows for such ban, but this is up to regional governments to decide.

She also spoke about the Hat Bar affair, stating that she was very sorry for what had happened and that she fully understood people's reactions. "I want to send a very clear message to all citizens of these islands. I feel very bad about everything that has happened. For this, I apologise. Although it was not intended, I conveyed an image of social relaxation which is not what our islands need at all. I am aware that this image is not appropriate."


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Mark Badoer / Hace 4 months

So that is it then. Apoligise, ignore and continue the madness.


Harry / Hace 4 months

Forget the apologies madam and resign like you have insisted others do when they have made political mistakes or what you would be doing right now if a member of the opposition had done the same thing. Just pack your bags and go.


Yogi / Hace 4 months

So covid laden Spaniards can still rock up to Mallorca unhindered? Yet we have a meaningless curfew at nighttime. For God’s sakes put in place a test and trace for everyone arriving here, not just foreigners.


Michael Stadler / Hace 4 months

Does that mean the curfew starts tonight Sunday 25th October or next Sunday November 1st All Souls Day?