Since the closure of Spain’s borders was implemented this week, we have received many queries from captains and crew. Having sought further clarification from the local authorities about the current position for yachts and crew wishing to enter or leave Mallorca, we can advise the following:
- Spain’s border ‘closure’ means that there are now checks in place for arrivals, where there were no checks before (specifically, for arrivals from the Schengen area).
- The shutdown is set to end on March 31st, but is likely to be extended.
- All hotels in Spain will close from March 24th until further notice.
- There is a provision to allow cross-border workers in and out between their place of work and place of residence, which are each assessed on their merits.
- Others who can demonstrate a valid reason to cross the border by providing documentation will also be allowed into Spain. This should include crew currently overseas, wishing to rejoin their families based in Spain. We can advise you on the necessary documentation to provide.
- Yachts are currently not permitted to move between local marinas without express authorisation from the authorities.
- Should a yacht be wanting to arrive in Mallorca, they must provide evidence of the availability of their berth. In addition to standard sanitary certification, a sanitary certificate for the crew is now compulsory. Contact us to arrange inspection.
- There is no restriction on any yacht wishing to LEAVE the Balearics, subject to official confirmation that the yacht is authorised to arrive at the next port of call and a confirmed berth.
The position remains fluid and is subject to change. We will provide further relevant updates as we receive them, but if you have any questions in the meantime, please contact us at:
Tel: +34 619 65 59 55 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org