The White Isle hasn’t been able to make a full-fledged return since 2019, but that may all be set to change soon.
As first reported by Diario de Ibiza, a number of nightlife and tourism officials have confirmed plans for the island’s nightclubs to return earlier than usual in the last weeks of April 2022.
José Luis Benítez, Manager of the Ibiza Leisure Association said, “The idea is that the opening will be at the end of April, two weeks ahead of what is normally done, and continue on until October … November if all goes well.”
If the season starts early as planned and stretches through November, this would make 2022 the longest clubbing season in the clubbing hotspots history.
As reported by Mixmag Spain is keen to welcome tourists back to the country and its islands, with tourism minister Reyes Maroto, recently stressing “Spain is a safe tourism destination” and “Governments must not raise alarms” in light of rising COVID cases at a press conference (link – https://www.reuters.com/world/europe/spain-is-safe-tourism-destination-minister-says-2021-07-09/ ).
Benítez also said, “all of the island’s major nightlife enterprises are actively working this winter to prepare for the season. Even so, we will proceed with caution and in collaboration with the authorities.”
While Covid Passports which were brought to life in 2021 will still very much be a requirement, Balearic Tourism Counselor, Iago Negueruela said, “This summer, the nightclubs will be able to open. The COVID passport serves as a security tool.”
H/T – Mixmag