Thinking of going to Ibiza this summer? The good news is you won’t need to quarantine on return – but the bad news is you’ll be in bed early…

So, I’ll start with the good news. Anyone travelling from the UK to the Balaeric Islands as of June 30th, will not need to do a 10 day period of quarantine after coming home. So a trip to Ibiza this summer is more of a possibility than before.

Now for the not so good news. You’ll still need to do a test before you leave the UK. The authorities in Spain will need to see that negative result for you to gain entry. That test can be taken a maximum of 48 hours before departure. You won’t need to take a test whilst in Ibiza, though you’ll still need to take one two days after returning to Britain.

And now for the bad news. Once you’re in Ibiza, Spanish rules apply. As it stands, you’ll need to wear your face mask in a number of public places – and yes, that does include nightclubs. Only eating and drinking are considered valid excuses for removing it.

Incidentally, bars and restaurants are currently limited to 50% capacity – so getting something to eat could take a little more planning than normal. And everywhere has to close by 2am. Spending the whole night out and crashing out on a hotel bed at 10am? Not this year. Still, it’ll give you a chance to get some sleep – as someone with three kids under five, I envy you…

Oh, and the possible flies in this ointment? If the reports in the press are accurate, German Chancellor Angela Merkel wants British travellers to have to quarantine when they enter the EU. And since Germany is the biggest country in the EU, their words don’t go unnoticed.

There’s also the possibility that whilst you’re out on holiday, Ibiza could be moved up to the amber category. Ten days in the house if that happens…