People wearing their masks on the beach in Palma yesterday.

People wearing their masks on the beach in Palma yesterday.

30-03-2021Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Just hours after central government in Madrid announced the blanket wearing of masks on beaches and around public swimming pools from today until at least the end of the state of alarm in May, it has been announced that fines of 100 euros will be handed out to those failing to comply with the new law.

However, in the Balearics, the local authorities said this afternoon that they will be unable to properly enforce and police the new law.


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Majorca fan / Hace 10 months

Just looked at pagurea webcam. The Most people I have seen in months there, but still quiet by normal standards, not a mask on anyone I have seen. Obviously they didn’t get the memo.


Tom / Hace 10 months

The big 30 million plus vaccinated uk number is first shot only ! The second shot will take months to implement . With one shot effectiness of vaccine is at best 60 percent ... so half vaccinated tourists mixing with more or less non vaccinated spanish public is a great idea !!!! Not .


John Parkinson / Hace 10 months

The Covid positive figures have increased,a big welcome to Germans who not been vaccinated,must now wear a mask on the beach and round the pool. I am pleased easyjet have just cancelled my Manchester to Palma flight on the 15 th June.


Carol Smith / Hace 10 months

The wearing of face masks is the most ridiculous restriction and serves no benefits, when are people going to protest against further outrageous restrictions and allow commonsense to prevail. The on going long term covid pandemic is seriously impacting mental health.


Peter / Hace 10 months

Strange that, they're managing to enforce it with the locals no problem, handing out fines left right and centre. Could it be that the Hoteliers Federation have drafted out that reply to Madrid....


Leo / Hace 10 months

Why.? More pressure from the tourism industry lobby.?