When did Love Island cast travel to Majorca? If contestants broke Covid rules - and entry requirements explained

Majorca and the other Balearic Islands have been moved to the green list for travel after 30 June - but the Love Islanders arrived well before that

Love Island is returning to our screens with enough sun, sea and singletons to fill eight weeks of summer.

You may be left wondering how the contestants were able to fly out to frolic in the infinity pool and neck on with their partners while the rest of us tune in from our sofas in the UK.

Well, it appears no rules have been broken and ITV bosses have pulled off a summer in the sun while adhering to restrictions.

The islanders can swoon in the sun without worrying about staying home for 10 days when they return to the UK (Picture: ITV)
The islanders can swoon in the sun without worrying about staying home for 10 days when they return to the UK (Picture: ITV)
The islanders can swoon in the sun without worrying about staying home for 10 days when they return to the UK (Picture: ITV)

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This is how the contestants travelled to Spain while following Covid rules - and if we can all travel to Majorca too.

Where is Love Island 2021 being filmed?

The seventh series of Love Island will be filmed in its usual location of Majorca, Spain.

The villa is located in the San Llorenç des Cardassar, to the East of the Balearic Island.

How did contestants travel to Majorca?

Full details of the contestants' journeys are not known, but it is fair to assume that the cast members flew to Majorca’s Palma airport, before being transferred to their hotels ahead of filming.

The Sun reported that cast and crew members of the ITV reality series flew out on Sunday, 20 June.

Did they need to quarantine on arrival in Spain?

While the contestants may have been ordered by the show’s producers to quarantine to reduce the risk of them contracting coronavirus once in Spain, there was no legal requirement to do so.

On 24 May, Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez announced that Brits could travel to Spain without facing quarantine or restrictions in the European country. There is also no need to be vaccinated.

UK holidaymakers still need to isolate for 10 days on their return to the UK, but can roam freely while on their holiday.

Following the announcement, Boris Johnson was quick to warn travellers that Spain and the Balearic islands were still on the amber list - meaning anyone who flew there in June would face quarantine on their return to the UK.

While it is not illegal to fly to Spain for a leisurely break, the government advised against travelling to amber-list countries for anything but essential reasons.

On 25 June, the government announced the Balearic islands will move to the green list from 30 June. This means Brits can travel to the likes of Ibiza, Majorca, Menorca and Formentera without isolating on their return home.

Therefore, as long as this remains the case, the contestants can enjoy tanning themselves in the Mediterranean sunshine without worrying about isolating at home when they arrive back in the UK.

Can I travel to Majorca?

From 30 June, people living in the UK can travel to the Balearic Islands without the need to self-solate on their return home.

The country, as with many other green-list countries, is currently on the ‘watch list’ so could move back to amber if Covid cases rise.

Holidaymakers will still need to fill out a passenger locator form before arriving back in the UK from international travel and take a Covid test within the first two days of their return to the UK.