The Ibiza government has announced that clubs will not reopen this summer, according to reports.
TOURISTS are gearing up to return to Spain this summer, but the Balearic government has now announced that clubs will not reopen for the 2020 season.
A report from Diario de Ibiza suggest clubs will remain shuttered for this year’s season, and possibly into 2021.
Clubs were initially given the green light to open this month from Spain’s national government during the ‘third phase’ of opening after lockdown, but the island’s biggest clubs confirmed they are to remain shuttered.
Despite the Spanish government’s approval, the Balearic Islands president, Francina Armengo, ordered the clubs to remain shut, citing outbreaks of coronavirus in other countries due to the reopening of nightlife.
If the clubs were to open, the regulations regarding capacity, no dancing, and dance floors to be covered with tables, and masks being in use where social distancing isn’t possible would make opening extremely difficult financially.
Tourism is one of the most crucial industries in Spain, especially in Ibiza. Spain welcomes approximately 80 million tourists a year, with the industry providing over 12 per cent of the country’s GDP.