Ibiza ran a test event on the 25th of June to gather data on the safe reopening of nightclubs and other venues.
The results of the outdoor test event organised by the Ibiza Leisure Association have been revealed, and reported by the local press publication Diario de Ibiza.
1,263 people attended the event at the Hard Rock Hotel, and after the event people in attendance were asked a series of questions about the state of their health. Most of the people there were essential workers, and the results found no COVID-19 transmissions.
Those at the event had to wear face masks, and only removing them when drinking. There was also a strict door policy that only allowed entrance to those who were either fully vaccinated, had presented a negative PCR test or had recently recovered from COVID-19.
José Luis Benítez is from the Ibiza Leisure Association, and giving a statement on the test events findings, he said: “The results show that the pilot test has been a success and that safe leisure can be enjoyed,” then continued: “We have shown that this is the way forward to finally open the regulated leisure offer and so that people can be monitored in the event of an outbreak, as opposed to what we are seeing in illegal parties, where attendees cannot be identified and also become real sources of contagion.”
Despite these test results, Ibiza and the Balearic Islands are still not on the safe list for some countries. Countries such as the UK, as starting on July 19th at 4 AM any holidaymakers returning home, have to quarantine upon arrival. This is a reversal on a decision made two weeks ago, when the UK added Ibiza to its green list for safe travel. Other countries have their own travel rules.