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The peace and purity in the air on Formentera are the island's trademark feature. To preserve it, the Formentera Council is implementing a system to regulate vehicle flow on the island. The goal is sustainability, now and for generations to come.

Getting started

During the summer months of July and August (peak season when visitor traffic is highest) Formentera's population triples, and cars on the road increase in kind.

What is clear from the flow of tourists and number of vehicles brought to and driven on the island is that action is needed to ensure the island's future environmental and economic sustainability.

To that end, the Formentera Council petitioned the Balearic government (Govern de les Illes Balears) to introduce ground-breaking legislation at the national level to enable the island's administration to cap vehicle ingress and regulate permits to drive on local roads in summer. The move is about maintaining environmental harmony and making sure that visitors and islanders can enjoy the tranquillity they expect to find.

Regulating vehicle flow

In accordance with legislation adopted for Formentera's environmental and economic stability, the inbound transit, operation and parking of all types of motor vehicles will be regulated.

Period of application

From 24 June until 7 September 2021 (both inclusive).

Vehicle limits

A maximum of 11,454 motor vehicles can be brought to the island and driven and parked on public roads. Thus, this year 2021 the number of vehicles in circulation on the island will be reduced by 4% compared to the previous year. This breaks the upward trend that the island has been experiencing in recent years and decades.

Limits enforced in each vehicle category:

  • Personal vehicles:
    • Cars: 2,080
    • Motorcycles: 210
    • Quads: 0
    • Caravans and motorhomes: 0
  • Personal vehicles of Eivissa residents:
    • Cars: 220
    • Motorcycles: 20
    • Quads: 0
    • Caravans and motorhomes: 0
  • Rental vehicles without associated driver:
    • Cars: 2.484
    • Motorcycles: 6.440
    • Quads: 0
    • Caravans and motorhomes: 0

Quads are restricted due to the damage such vehicles do to Formentera’s network of roads, particularly unpaved ones (the local standard).

Caravans and motorhomes are restricted because camping is prohibited in Formentera and the island lacks spaces set aside for this activity.

The following vehicles are exempt from regulation:

  • Vehicles belonging to residents of Formentera.
  • Vehicles belonging to owners with a second home in Formentera (1 vehicle per owner only)
  • Vehicles belonging to residents of Ibiza who work in Formentera
  • Vehicles belonging to individuals with reduced mobility
  • Vehicles belonging to commercial distribution companies
  • Official vehicles and public service vehicles
  • Vehicles providing services in the public interest
  • Industrial vehicles
  • Historical vehicles owned by members of classic vehicle clubs
  • Once the quotas have been filled, vehicles intended for private use whose owners have a reservation for accommodations on the island and/or a boat with destination in Formentera, from before March 11 (date of the regulation’s publication in the Official Bulletin of the Balearic Islands, or BOIB)

Fee

Fees are applied for motor vehicle permits to enter, drive and park on island roads.

The following rates apply to:

  • Cars : 1,00 €/day, with a mínimum amount of 5,00 €
  • Motorbikes : 0,50 €/ day, with a mínimum amount of 2,50 €.

A 50% discount is applied to hybrid vehicles.

The following categories of vehicles are not charged the fee:

  • Electric and zero-emissions vehicles.
  • Vehicles belonging to residents of the Balearic Islands.
  • Vehicles belonging to owners with a second home in Formentera (1 vehicle per owner only)
  • Vehicles belonging to individuals with reduced mobility.
  • Vehicles intended for the business of rentals without a driver that have authorization to operate.
  • Vehicles belonging to companies based in Formentera
  • Vehicles belonging to commercial distribution companies
  • Official vehicles and public service vehicles
  • Vehicles providing services in the public interest
  • Industrial vehicles
  • Historical vehicles owned by members of classic vehicle clubs.

How to apply and receive your permit and emblem

Processing platform www.formentera.eco

Once the reservation has been formalized, the party concerned will receive an email message with the permit to enter the island, drive and park on public streets with the motor vehicle indicated, for a specific number of days. You do not need to print out this permit.

Each vehicle's plate number works like its badge and is used for tracking purposes.

Visitors

Gasoline or diesel vehicle
  • Quota: vehicles intended for private use (2,180 automobiles and 210 motorcycles)
  • Criteria for assignment: in the order requested until quota is filled
  • Fee: €1.00/day per automobile, with a minimum amount of €5.00, and €0.50/day per motorcycle, with a minimum amount of €2.50
  • Documentation to be provided: vehicle registration and permit.
Electric and zero-emissions vehicles.
  • Quota: vehicles intended for private use (2,180 automobiles and 210 motorcycles)
  • Criteria for assignment: in the order requested until quota is filled
  • Fee: none charged
  • Documentation to be provided: license plate number of the vehicle registration certificate.
Hybrid vehicles
  • Quota: vehicles intended for private use (2,180 automobiles and 210 motorcycles)
  • Criteria for assignment: in the order requested until quota is filled
  • Fee: €0.50/day per automobile, with a minimum amount of €2.50, and €0.25/day per motorcycle, with a minimum amount of €1.25
  • Documentation to be provided: license plate number of the vehicle registration certificate.
Residents of Ibiza
  • Quota: vehicles intended for private use for persons residing on the island of Ibiza (200 automobiles and 20 motorcycles)
  • Criteria for assignment: in the order requested until quota is filled
  • Fee: none charged
  • Documentation to be provided: identity card, certificate of residency in an Ibiza municipality, license plate number and vehicle registration certificate.
Residents of Menorca or Majorca
  • Quota: vehicles intended for private use (2,180 automobiles and 210 motorcycles)
  • Criteria for assignment: in the order requested until quota is filled
  • Fee: none charged
  • Documentation to be provided: identity card, certificate of residency in a Menorca or Majorca municipality, license plate number and vehicle registration certificate.

Special conditions

People

Resident of Formentera
  • Permits: unlimited
  • Distribution: first come, first served
  • Rate: not applicable
  • Documentation to be provided: identity card, license plate number, vehicle registration certificate and document demonstrating you are the driver of the vehicle
Owner of a second home in Formentera
  • Permits: One vehicle per owner
  • Distribution: first come, first served
  • Rate: not applicable
  • Documentation to be provided: identity card, document proving you own a second home (e.g., property deed, property tax receipt, waste handling fee receipt, etc.), license plate number, vehicle registration certificate and document demonstrating you are the driver of the vehicle
Resident of Ibiza who works in Formentera
  • Permits: unlimited
  • Distribution: first come, first served
  • Rate: not applicable
  • Documentation to be provided: identity card, certificate of residency in an Ibiza municipality, document accrediting work-related reasons for travel (e.g., employment contract, payroll receipt), license plate number, vehicle registration certificate and document demonstrating you are the driver of the vehicle.
Reduced mobility
  • Permits: unlimited
  • Distribution: first come, first served
  • Rate: not applicable
  • Documentation to be provided: identity card, license plate number, vehicle registration certificate, parking card belonging to the person with reduced mobility

Businesses

Based on Formentera
  • Permits: unlimited
  • Distribution: first come, first served
  • Rate: not applicable
  • Required documentation: company name, tax ID, documentation proving tax residence on Formentera, vehicle plate number and registration certificate.
Rental vehicles
  • Permits: 2.484 cars and 6.440 motorcycles
  • Distribution: by order of registration to DRIAT in relation to the activity of car rental without driver on the island of Formentera and until the quote is exhausted.
  • Rate: not applicable
  • Required documentation: vehicle plate number and registration certificate.
Freight companies
  • Permits: unlimited
  • Distribution: first come, first served
  • Rate: not applicable
  • Required documentation: company name, tax ID, description of commercial activity, vehicle plate number and registration certificate.

Vehicle

Official or Public Service
  • Permits: unlimited
  • Distribution: first come, first served
  • Rate: not applicable
  • Required documentation: type of vehicle (car, motorbike, truck, etc.), vehicle’s plate number and registration certificate.
Public interest services
  • Permits: unlimited
  • Distribution: first come, first served
  • Rate: not applicable
  • Required documentation: type of vehicle (car, motorbike, truck, etc.), plate number of vehicle and registration certificate.
Industrial machinery
  • Permits: unlimited
  • Distribution: first come, first served
  • Rate: not applicable
  • Required documentation: plate number of vehicle and registration certificate.
Classic / historical vehicles
  • Permits: unlimited
  • Distribution: first come, first served
  • Rate: not applicable
  • Documentation to be provided: identity card, license plate number, vehicle registration certificate, document demonstrating you are the driver of the vehicle and document demonstrating you belong to a “classic vehicles” club

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Carrer de Pius Tur Mayans, 14 Sant Francesc Xavier 07860 Formentera.
(Weekdays from Monday to Friday between 9 am and 2 pm)
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Tel.: (34) 971 10 27 76
(Weekdays from Monday to Friday between 8 am and 8 pm, and Saturdays between 9 am and 1 pm)
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