José Luis Benítez, Manager of the Ibiza Leisure Association, has stated that “all of the island’s major nightlife enterprises are actively working this winter to prepare for the season.”
Electronic music fans throughout the world will be ecstatic to learn that nightlife is soon to return to Ibiza, one of the world’s top clubbing destinations.
A report by Diario de Ibiza, the island’s trusted news source, confirms that a number of nightlife and tourism officials have given the green light for the island’s nightclubs to return in April 2022, just in time for the Ibiza season kick-off parties. Needless to say, COVID-19 has negatively impacted tourism in Ibiza since 2019, and has gravely affected the nightlife sector that is so pivotal to the island’s economy.
“The idea is that the opening will be at the end of April, two weeks ahead of what is normally done,” said José Luis Benítez, Manager of the Ibiza Leisure Association, according to Diario. Their plan is to make up for lost time, adding that the hope is to persist until November if “all goes well,” which would signal the longest clubbing season in White Isle history.
Benítez added that “all of the island’s major nightlife enterprises are actively working this winter to prepare for the season.”
COVID passports were implemented in Ibiza last year, and a statement by Iago Negueruela, Balearic Minister of Tourism, seems to confirm Benítez’s comments and stress how the passports will be pivotal for the reopening of nightlife on the Island. According to Ibiza Spotlight, Negueruela said “the clubs will be able to open this summer,” adding that “the COVID passport is the key.”
According to the U.S. Embassy & Consulate in Spain and Andorra, effective February 2022, U.S. citizens can travel to Spain on non-essential travel—such as tourism—if they show proof of full vaccination and have received the last required dose no less than 14 days and no more than 270 days prior to arrival.