Following last week’s meeting between nightlife industry advocates and government officials, Ibiza clubs are likely to reopen from October 8th. The final decision depends on whether the High Court Of Justice Of The Balearic Islands (TSJB) approves the use of COVID-19 passports.
According to Periódico de Ibiza, approval of the passport system will allow nightclubs to open at 75% capacity as long as entrants prove that they’ve been vaccinated, tested, or recently got over the virus. Mask wearing will still be enforced and venues will be required to close at 5:00 AM.
Such clubs as Amnesia and DC10 will utilize the window of opportunity to hold closing parties for the season in late October. For the likes of Hï and Ushuaïa, though, the ends don’t justify the means.
“Opening such a machine when the season is over is very expensive,” a Pacha staff member told Periódico de Ibiza. “If we finally open it will be on the island, to give an image abroad that we are still alive.”
“It’s totally last-minute, but the clubs have been preparing,” The Association of DJs And Producers In Ibiza and Formentera (DIPEF) Founder Igor Marijuan told Resident Advisor. “It will be a starting point for next season. We’re trying to encourage clubs as much as we can to stay open, maybe we can have a super long end of season that takes us up to Christmas.”
Included in the law changes that go into effect on October 8th is a lifting of mandates forbidding nighttime access to beaches and parks.