Ibiza’s legendary nightclubs will not be able to open this summer because of the coronavirus pandemic.
The Balearic Islands government has told clubs and other late-night venues in Ibiza and neighbouring Majorca that they will not be allowed to reopen until 2021 “at the earliest”, according to reports in the local media.
Officials in the Spanish region have suggested to clubs that they may not be allowed to reopen until a vaccine for Covid-19 has been found.
Ibiza resident Martin Makepeace, managing director of Ibiza Property Shop, said: “It was a badly kept secret that the Ibiza’s superclubs probably weren’t going to open this summer but the news still hit hard, the clubbing scene is part of the fabric of the island.
“It’s disappointing but life on the White Isle will go on and there is definitely more to Ibiza than the superclubs.
“More important right now is the connectivity so tourists can actually get here. The announcement last Saturday that Spain will open its borders next week - a week earlier than expected - caught many by surprise but reflects the Spanish government’s need to kick start the economy with tourism being top of its priority list.”