Specialists in recreational maritime and nautical law in the Balearics
According to the information provided by the Dirección General de la Marina Mercante (Directorate General of Merchant Shipping) and published last weekend, recreational navigation, private and commercial, it was going to be activated in Phase I, although with the limitations imposed by the competent authorities. The complementary note from the same Directorate clarified that for this to happen, it will be necessary to be prior legislative changes that allow it.
Therefore, as of today, pending the improvement of the circumstances, recreational navigation is still prohibited, and this is reflected in the instructions published by the local port authorities.
In accordance with the Instruction 7/2020, 1st May, of Ports de les Illes Balears: The prohibition of entry to the ports of the Balearics of all vessels and pleasure and charter boats, regardless of their origin, is maintained, which means the total restriction of port navigation of these vessels, except those made for humanitarian, medical or emergency purposes
Therefore, we must be aware of the regulatory changes that may occur depending on the evolution of the pandemic.