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Editor of The Ibizan - previously, and for many people eternally, known as The Ibiza Sun.

Ibiza’s Tourism Boss Says Hotels “Cannot Survive” Quarantine Regulations

"Ibiza is already receiving cancellations of British tourists, which will cause many hotels dedicated to the British market to end up closing, they cannot survive" Juan Miguel Costa, Ibiza's Director of Tourism

Ibiza & Formentera; No New Cases in 3 Days & Outbreaks...

There remain a total of 17 patients infected with Covid-19, 9 of which are from Ibiza and 8 from Formentera. 

IB-Salut Mask Exemption Self Certification in Face of Huge Demand

In a press statement they revealed that the decision was taken in response to an overwhelming demand for the exemptions that the health service was unable to deal with. 

The West End Is Dead. Long Live The West End. Editorial.

What has happened over the last decade is as disgusting in political terms as anything I have seen spilling down Carrer de Santa Agnés at 5am.

Finally, The Real Covid-19 Mortality Rate, and it’s Great News for...

Arguably the most reliable and effective method of assessing the effect of Covid-19 is to ignore the Ministry of Health daily crisis numbers altogether, and instead look at the underlying national mortality rate as compiled by the Institute of Statistics. 

Who’s Coming to Ibiza? What Tourists Can We Expect in July.

With continuing and confusing doubts around the U.K. tourist market when Ibiza opens its doors for international business in July, we take a look at who will be coming based on the ratio of visitors in previous years, and the 2020 regulations as we know them.

Brexit Transition Reassurance from British Embassy to Spain

Her Majesty's Ambassador to Spain, Hugh Elliott, has issued a statement of reassurance regarding December 31st Brexit deadlines in light of administrative delays caused by the Spanish State of Alarm

Minister Says Tourism in Late June; Truth or False Hope?

Many people are sharing an article by Spain Today based on comments made by The Minister of Transport, José Luis Ábalos, in a television interview when they quote him as saying "just as soon as Spanish residents can travel between provinces, foreigners will be able to enter the country freely".

78% of Ibiza’s Total Covid-19 Patients Have Recovered

There has been no new admission to the ICU for 41 days.

Spanish P.M. Calls For 1 Month Extension of State of Alarm...

Prime Minister Sanchez said “Spain needs tourism, but tourism needs safety, it needs health guarantees. We must overcome the health emergency in order to reactivate tourist activity.”

No International Visitors Until June 15th At The Very Earliest

For those wanting to travel to Spain and prevented by the current regulations it is worth reading the list of allowed exemptions, as these have been extended under the new schedule.

Is Ibiza Heading Towards a ‘Perfect Storm’ Rental Property Crisis?

Ibiza may face a huge number of evictions in September and October. Landlords will lose thousands. Tenants will lose homes.

Step by Step; Spanish P.M.’s 4 Phase De-Escalation Plan

Small Businesses and Hotels may open from May 11th at the earliest, Small gatherings and seated outdoor events from May 25th at the very earliest.

Obituary: John Fitzgerald, Publican of San Antonio’s Willow Tree

We are saddened to report the passing of John Fitzgerald, publican of the popular Willow Tree pub in San Antonio. He died aged 67 of respiratory difficulties following a stroke.

“The Balearic Peak Is Over” Autonomous Committee on Contagious Diseases.

Arranz advocates using the Balearics as a 'live laboratory' by testing the effect of lifting sanctions in the islands before the rest of Spain

Balearic President Asks Government for Tourism Reconstruction Plan

Meanwhile Ryanair Handling Company Lays Off Staff Until September 30th

San Antonio’s First 5 Star Hotel Not Affected by Cook Collapse

Work on the extension of Thomas Cook's 'Casa Cook' hotel in Cala Gracio is unaffected by the tour operator's collapse in 2019. The new hotel will be named Oku Ibiza.

Valentine’s Dinner 2020 at The Royal Plaza Hotel, Ibiza

This year’s five course feast will add fuel to the fire of any love.

Ibiza Billboard Ban: “Take them down, or we will do it...

Urban planning minister gives owners until February to take them down or face substantial fines plus have them taken down by the Consell

Ibiza on RED ALERT for Gale Force 10 Storms on Sunday

Ibiza and Formentera are on a rarely issued RED ALERT for storm weather conditions on Sunday 19th January 2020.