Travellers arriving at Palma Airport.

Travellers arriving at Palma Airport.

03-03-2021M. À. Cañellas

Travellers from Autonomous Communities with a cumulative incidence rate of 100 cases per 100,000 inhabitants in 14 days won’t have to present a negative PCR test to enter the Balearic Islands from today.

Only five Autonomous Communities meet the 100 cases threshold and will be able to travel without proving that they are not infected with coronavirus. They are Castilla-La Mancha with an incidence rate of 95.73; the Valencian Community with 91.35; Extremadura with 50.58; Murcia with 86.82 and La Rioja with 76.39.

However, travellers from Andalusia, Aragon, Asturias, the Basque Country, the Canary Islands, Cantabria, Castilla y León, Catalonia, Ceuta, Galicia, Madrid, Melilla and Navarre will have to present a negative PCR when arriving at Balearic ports and airports.

Accumulated Incidence Rates in Spain.

Ministry of Health data will be used to determing which Communities don’t have to submit a negative PCR test and the list will be updated every fortnight, depending on their accumulated incidence rate in 14 days.

The Government wants to minimise mobility to reduce infections and prevent a 4th wave of Covid-19.

Health Minister, Patricia Gómez is insisting that the Covid measures be revised twice more before Easter and there are two Governing Council meetings on March 12 and March 26, so the restrictions may change.

Minister Gómez also said that port and airport controls will be maintained and travel restrictions may be tightened even further.

"Experts are in favour of lowering the qualifying cumulative incidence rate for travel from 100 to 50 cases per 100,000 inhabitants in 14 days," she said.

Passengers still have to fill in a form giving their details, health information and reason for travel and hand it in when they arrive in the Balearic Islands.

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Tommy / Hace about 1 month

complete stupidity by government and the usual lobbyists to push for travel and tourism too soon. Unfortunately EU governments listen more to airlines and hotels industry , than to the WHO , and scientists that are all warning its too soon too much too quick. 1. Anyone then can drive from a high risk area to a low risk community and take the plane or ship from there. Checks when coming into Mallorca are lax anyway. 2. Suggest Governments just let everyone travel over Easter as the public are all so eager to do so, then no one needs to worry about the summer , as by then the numbers will be back up quickly and restrictions back with unfortunately fatalities as well. To allow at this stage any form of travel without a PCR test is asking for trouble , like it or not.

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