Frequently asked questions

Frequently asked questions

Regulated vehicle flow

When is the system in effect?

From 24 June to 7 September 2021 (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 apply for authorization for each vehicle they own. Residents 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?

Vehicles for visitors’ private use and rental vehicles.

Which vehicles are exempt from regulation?
  • Vehicles belonging to people that own a secondary residence in Formentera
  • Vehicles belonging to Ibiza residents who work in Formentera (conly 1 vehicle per owner)
  • Vehicles belonging to people with reduced mobility
  • Vehicles from companies based in Formentera
  • Vehicles from commercial distribution companies
  • Official and public service vehicles
  • Vehicles pertaining to public interest services
  • Industrial vehicles
  • Historical vehicles associated to classical vehicle clubs
  • Once the fees run out, those vehicles destined to private use whose owners have a reservation for accommodation in the island, and/or a boat for which they have a reservation and which was destined to Formentera before March 11th (the date that the regulation was published on the BOIB).
How many vehicles can circulate?

A maximum of 11,454 vehicles subject to the regulation can circulate around the island. To this must be added the rest of vehicles not subject to the regulation.

Permits by vehicle category:

  • Personal vehicles:
    • Cars: 2.080
    • Motorcycles: 210
    • 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: 2.484
    • Motorcycles: 6.440
    • 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.

What is the reason for the need to pay the tax?

To cover the expenses resulting from processing and controlling circulation authorizations.

What is the fee?

€1.00/day per private car, with a minimum cost of €5.00, and €0.50/day per motorcycle, with a minimum cost of €2.50

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 tax?

The following vehicle categories are exempt from paying the tax:

  • Electric or zero-emissions vehicles.
  • Vehicles belonging to residents of the Balearic Islands.
  • Vehicles belonging to people that own a secondary residence in Formentera (only 1 vehicle per owner).
  • Vehicles belonging to people with reduced mobility.
  • Vehicles destined to rental activities, without a driver, which hold a circulation authorization.
  • Vehicles from companies based in Formentera.
  • Vehicles from commercial distribution companies.
  • Official and public service vehicles.
  • Public interest service vehicles.
  • Industrial vehicles.
  • Historical vehicles associated to a classical vehicle club.
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 9 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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