Hotels and restaurants can ask to expand terrace space if path kept clear for pedestrians and emergency vehicles

An order issued by the office of the president and adopted by the Consell de Formentera lays the groundwork for terrace space to be expanded while emergency orders mandate less-than-100% table occupancy. Individual cases must first be vetted by the local government to ensure unencumbered passage for pedestrians and emergency vehicles, as the case may be.

Requests must be made online on the OVAC,, where a special section has been created to that effect. Expansions will be temporary and granted at no charge. The Consell reminds business owners that, in view of the extraordinary circumstances brought on by Covid-19, the terrace occupancy tax will be refunded in full.

Should a business wish to use the terrace allotment of adjacent shopfronts, the owner of the that space must give consent. Measures imposed by health authorities —2 metres of space between tables, clean areas and others— must be respected at all times.

11 May 2020
Department of Communications
Consell de Formentera