Visitors to our island have always met with a warm welcome, and after an intense and unusual year as 2020, we want that to continue. By its very nature, Formentera has always been a place where keeping a safe distance is easy: our 69 kilometres of coastline make it possible to get away from the crowds and find oneself, finding nature, peace and quiet at the same time. This year with the public health crisis, keeping one’s distance is more than just an option, it’s an imperative for each one of us.
The people of Formentera showed immense responsibility during the months of confinement, and such responsibility was on display as well during the easing of restrictions that followed, laying the groundwork for the island’s gradual reopening to the outside world. Every day overnight accommodations and restaurants work to follow hygiene protocol and make distancing guidelines as pleasant as possible. This is why we ask that each one of our visitors takes their part of personal responsibility; with your help, we can make Formentera a place everyone can continue to enjoy. So we ask you: “Protect Formentera, for you and for everyone!”
It’s the slogan of a campaign which uses simple visual aids to educate tourists and remind residents about the four basic rules this summer amid the public health crisis:
- Masks required
- Individuals from different households must respect 1.5-metre physical distancing
- Wash or sanitise hands frequently
Covid-19 cases have been rare on Formentera, but we can’t afford to let our guard down. Overnight establishments, restaurants and tradespeople at large are working to abide by safety protocol. And security forces, lifeguards and public information agents are working together to secure order, so always follow their instructions.
Access the page of the Consell de Formentera where you will find all the updated information and active measures on the island of Formentera
Following basic public health guidelines is easy, and if we do it, we can enjoy all the activities and experiences that our island has to offer: walking, exercise, nature, gastronomy, diving, peace and quiet. We encourage you to have a look at our website and find the option that best suits your preferences. Like the more than 30 green routes we have to discover Formentera running, walking or cycling.
In matters of public health, Formentera’s hospital operates in harmony with protocols set out by authorities, and conducts rapid-result PCR testing for any individual who experiences symptoms. The Balearic government has facilities where patients can self-isolate, and offers necessary services for asymptomatic individuals who have tested positive. Symptomatic patients, for their part, are transferred to the appropriate hospital on Eivissa.
Your European Health Insurance Card is valid on Formentera, but contact authorities back home before coming so they can help you validate it.
Steps to follow if you display covid-19 symptoms
Knowing how to respond makes us better equipped to deal with the situations that can arise these days, and better equipped to assist those close to us. If you have symptoms (fever, cough and trouble breathing), follow these steps.
Self-isolate in a single-occupancy daylighted room (with individual toilet, if possible) and keep the door closed. If this isn’t possible, practise 2-metre physical distancing with the other people in your household and follow strict hygiene protocol pending instructions from health authorities.
ASK FOR HELP
Speak with reception or the contact person where you’re staying. They will be able to provide you with all the necessary information.
It is very important you follow the instructions provided by health authorities and the people at your overnight lodging.
GENERAL MEDICAL SERVICE
Hours of operation: Monday to Friday, 9.00am to 2.00pm
900 101 863
Have you been in close contact or do you think you have symptoms of COVID-19?
Do you have questions about your health related to COVID-19?
Hours of telephone attention:
Monday to Saturday 7 to 21 hours.
Sundays and holidays from 8 to 21 hours.
900 100 971
Help the environment by using reusable masks whenever possible. And if your mask is single use, recycle it properly.
THANKS FOR BEING RESPONSIBLE AND CAREFUL
“Protect Formentera, for you and for everyone!”