Spain: Majorca & Ibiza beaches circled by helicopters as resorts face new ...

SPAIN has been effectively off limits to Britons in recent weeks after it was removed from the UK's travel corridor list. Now, the islands of Majorca and Ibiza are facing a stringent lockdown to halt the spread of COVID-19.

PUBLISHED: 08:50, Sun, Sep 6, 2020 | UPDATED: 08:50, Sun, Sep 6, 2020

Spain is currently experiencing a spike in coronavirus cases which could see a new nationwide lockdown implemented if cases do not drop. Spain lifted its state of emergency in late June but has now emerged as having the highest case rate in Europe after a recent spike. Most of Spain is requiring people to wear face coverings or masks at all times when they are outdoors and in enclosed public spaces.

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On Monday, new powers will come not force on some of the Balearic Islands.

This could mean localised lockdowns or curfews for COVID-19 hotspots.

Currently, Ibiza Town, San Antonio and Palma are all reportedly on the official watch list.

Helicopters with megaphones have been seen flying over the beaches of Majorca and Ibiza as the Balearic government takes its toughest-ever stance over the spread of coronavirus.

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Spain ibiza majorcaSpain lifted its state of emergency in late June (Image: GETTY)

The Balearic government has warned of increased fines if people fail to obey coronavirus safety rules, particularly the wearing of masks and keeping to social distancing, and has drawn up a list of everyone who is supposed to be in quarantine.

Police will be going door-to-door to make sure they are not breaking their isolation.

All areas of the Balearics are stepping up security patrols with daily warnings being broadcast from vehicles and helicopters which are circulating over parks, public squares and beaches.

Police are also keeping watch at hospitals and medical centres in case any major

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