August 2, 2020

Ibiza: between economic distress and unprecedented calm

Ibiza Town (Spain) (AFP) – On the largely-empty beach at Figueretas on Ibiza, social distancing isn’t hard to do. Here, bar terraces are sparsely populated and the shutters of apartments overlooking them are mostly closed.With Spanish health authorities struggling to contain rising coronavirus infections, this island fears its tourist season may have been dealt a final blow following Britain’s decision to quarantine all arrivals from Spain. But both the tourists who are here and the locals are enjoying a period of unprecedented calm in Ibiza — one of the Balearic Islands — which is normally …


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