Despite Spain reopening it’s businesses gradually, Ibiza’s nightclubs look set to remain closed for the foreseeable future and won’t be opening their doors anytime soon.
The news comes after Francina Armengol, the president of the Balearic Islands region in Spain, has issued an official order stating that discotheques as well as nightclubs to remain closed through the beginning of phase three of Spain’s reemergence from coronavirus-related lockdown, published in the Official Bulletin of the Balearic Islands (BOIB).
The Balearic Islands contain the resort island of Ibiza, the international dance club destination that typically sees an influx of tourist traffic during the summer season. The islands have been in phase two since May 25, requiring nightclubs throughout Spain to remain closed.
However, Ibiza will join more than half of the country in entering phase three which Spain’s national government has granted nightclubs to reopen during phase three of their lockdown with considerable restrictions.
Nightclubs opening during phase three are required to operate at no more than one-third of their maximum capacity however, they must also remove dance floors and convert them into space for tables, they also require the use of masks when social distancing cannot be practised.
Spain’s national government did allow the final say to be had by the local provinces which is why Armengol has made the decision to put safety first and keep the clubs closed, citing outbreaks in other countries linked to nightlife.