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Ibiza nightclubs to reopen doors from next week

Save the date: clubs in the party capital will operate at a reduced capacity

By Jamie Tabberer

Clubbers in Ibiza (Picture: Creative Commons)

Ibiza nightclubs are to reopen from 8 October with some restrictions, the Balearic government confirmed this week.

The Consell de Govern Balearics ruled on Monday that clubs on the White Isle will be able to operate at 75% capacity, reports

Ocio de Ibiza’s Leisure Manager José Luis Benítez said: “The responsibility we have from now on has been demonstrated.”

“We are going to ask our partners and clients for more responsibility so that they do not take any step backwards.”

Other conditions include proof of COVID-19 vaccinations and mandatory mask-wearing. A 5am curfew will also be in place. Party-goers must also practise social distancing of two metres on dance floors.

Some restrictions on night-time events were lifted on the Mediterranean island earlier this month, with gatherings currently permitted between the hours of 2am and 6am.

Some nightspots are meanwhile currently accommodating punters outdoors at 50% capacity.

Tourism is by far the biggest economic driver in Ibiza; a clubbing and party capital since the 1970s.

The island is home to iconic super-clubs like Amnesia, Pacha, and Privilege Ibiza.

According to the Guinness Book of Records, the latter is ‘the world’s largest nightclub’.

November 2019 statistics shared by Ibiza Tourist Board indicated the UK delivers the highest number of overseas visitors to Ibiza.

The island – a UNESCO World Heritage Site – covers 571.6 km2. It is home to just 159,000 inhabitants.

After closing during the first COVID-19-induced lockdown in March 2020, English nightclubs finally reopened in July 2021.

In other nightlife news, Night Time Industries Association (NTIA) in Scotland will legally challenge a Scottish government policy, it has emerged.

The policy, requiring partygoers to show vaccine passports for entry to some venues, comes into effect on Friday 1 November.