Frequently asked questions

Frequently asked questions

Regulated vehicle flow

When is the system in effect?

From 1 July to 31 August 2019 (both inclusive).

Which cars are affected?

All motor vehicles coming on to the island and driving and parking on public roads.

How can I drive on Formentera while regulated vehicle flow is in effect?

Request your permission at www.formentera.eco.

Do residents have to apply for authorisation too?

Yes, residents must request authorisation for every vehicle they own though they are not subject to the vehicle restriction.

Drivers who already have a valid authorisation to park in blue zone parking spaces do not have to request authorisation, as their vehicles will be included in the default list of those authorised.

Which vehicles have the highest limit while the system is in effect?

Petrol or diesel vehicles used by visitors and rental vehicles.

Which vehicles are exempt from regulation?

The following vehicle categories:

  • Personal electric and zero-emission vehicles
  • Personal hybrid vehicles
  • Vehicles of Formentera residents
  • Vehicles of people who own a second home on Formentera
  • Vehicles of people residing in Ibiza who work in Formentera
  • Vehicles of individuals with reduced mobility
  • Vehicles of businesses based on Formentera
  • Freight vehicles
  • Official service vehicles
  • Public interest service vehicles
  • Industrial vehicles
  • Historic vehicles associated with classic vehicle clubs
  • [If permits are no longer available] personal vehicles whose owners hold lodging reservations on the island and/or ferry tickets to travel before 30 March (date of publication in BOIB).
How many vehicles can be driven?

A maximum of 12,450 vehicles may be driven on the island.

Permits by vehicle category:

  • Personal vehicles:
    • Cars: 2,280
    • Motorcycles: 230
    • Quads: 0
    • Caravans and motorhomes: 0
  • Personal vehicles of Eivissa residents:
    • Cars: 220
    • Permits: 20
    • Quads: 0
    • Caravans and motorhomes: 0
  • Rental vehicles without associated driver:
    • Cars: 2,700
    • Motorcycles: 7.000
    • Quads: 0
    • Caravans and motorhomes: 0
Why aren't quads allowed?

These vehicles are restricted due to the damage they do to local roads, especially unpaved ones (the local standard).

Why aren't caravans and motorhomes allowed?

Caravans and motorhomes are not allowed because camping is prohibited on Formentera and the island lacks dedicated spaces for this activity.

Why do I have to pay a fee?

To cover a portion of processing and tracking costs.

What is the fee?

The fee is €1.00/day for cars and €0.50/day for motorcycles.

Who has to pay?

Drivers from outside the Balearics in petrol (gas) or diesel vehicles.

Individuals from outside the Balearics in hybrid vehicles will benefit from a 50% discount.

Who is exempt from paying the fee?

The following vehicles are exempt:

  • Personal electric or zero-emission vehicles
  • Vehicles of Balearic residents
  • Vehicles of people who own a second home on Formentera
  • Vehicles of Eivissa residents employed on Formentera
  • Vehicles of individuals with reduced mobility
  • Vehicles of businesses based on Formentera
  • Rental vehicles with no associated driver (and authorisation to drive)
  • Freight vehicles
  • Official service vehicles
  • Public service service vehicles
  • Industrial vehicles
  • Historic vehicles associated with classic vehicle clubs
Do drivers of electric vehicles have to pay the rate?

No, a 100% discount will be applied to electric vehicles.

Do drivers of hybrid vehicles have to pay the rate?

Yes, but a 50% discount will be applied to hybrid vehicles.

Do I need to print my driving licence?

No, the vehicle number plate will be used as a badge for tracking purposes.

How is regulated vehicle flow enforced?

By means of vehicle number plates.

What should I do if, once on the island, I want to extend my stay with a vehicle?

Request a new authorisation for the extra days at www.formentera.eco.

What if I already had my reservation made before the regulations came into effect?

Anyone with reservations for accommodation on the island or arrangements to travel to Formentera before the regulations came into force on 30 March may travel to the island with a vehicle even if permits are no longer available.

At the end of the application process, if permits are no longer available, drivers with existing reservations may make their request by providing a copy of the reservation and paying the corresponding fee.

Already processed your authorisation?

Check if your authorisation to enter, drive
and park is valid.
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