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Spain To Lift Entry Ban From UK On March 30th

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Spain will on March 30th lift restrictions on arrivals from Britain that have been in place since December to prevent the spread of new coronavirus strains, government spokeswoman Maria Jesus Montero said today, Tuesday. Passengers traveling to Spain from the UK will have to show a negative PCR test taken 72 hours before travel. Restrictions …

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American Airlines Restarting Multiple Transatlantic Routes Including Madrid And Barcelona

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In encouraging news for international travel, American Airlines is increasing its Summer schedule by restarting ten routes to the US from airports in the UK and Europe. These include flights from major travel hubs including Barcelona El Prat, Dublin, Frankfurt, London Heathrow, Madrid Barajas, Milan Malpensa, Paris Charles de Gaulle and Rome Fiumicino. As part …

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Changes In Covid19 Measures In The Valencian Community

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New measures were announced yesterday for more Covid19 relaxations  by the President of  the Valencian regional government Ximo Puig. The measures come into effect on Monday 15th March 2021 and last until the next announcement in 2 weeks time. The new restrictions include Bars and restaurants: These can now open indoor but only to 30% …

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Ministers Urged To Stick To May 17 Deadline For Restarting International...

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Ministers are being urged to maintain the May 17 deadline for the resumption of international travel as laid out in the government’s Covid-19 roadmap. A delay to the restart date will see airlines and airports continue to suffer, the government has been warned. MPs on the Commons transport committee said that the initial target date …

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Ryanair Rolls Out Covid-19 Travel Wallet

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Ryanair has officially launched its Covid-19 Travel Wallet, where customers can upload details of Covid documents such as negative PCR tests, vaccination certificates. The budget carrier, which has already said it would roll out such a system, said the wallet is only available in the Ryanair app. The UK government’s Global Travel Taskforce is discussing whether …

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Andalucía Introduces Covid-19 Insurance For Tourists

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Andalucía is to offer Covid-19 travel insurance to international visitors staying in regulated accommodation this year. The region, one of Spain’s most popular tourist destinations among Brits, has introduced its International Travel Insurance for non-resident travellers, which will be in place until December 31, 2021. Cover includes medical, surgical and hospital expenses related to Covid, …

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British Airways Offers Covid-19 Tests For Just £33

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British Airways is offering discounted test kits from government-approved Covid-19 testing provider Qured, at an ‘exclusive’ price of £33. Qured will deliver rapid antigen tests to travellers, who can take the kits with them to be used anywhere in the world. Following a video consultation with a health advisor, results are available in 20 minutes. The health …

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Spain Considers Offering Restriction-Free Entry for Vaccinated Brits

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Spain’s government has unfolded its plans to create a “green corridor” for all citizens of the United Kingdom who have been vaccinated against the Coronavirus if the European Union fails to reach an agreement on vaccination documents. Spain’s Tourism Minister Fernando Valdés has confirmed that the country is seeking to reach a mutual agreement with …

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Travel To Resume Only ‘As Soon As Possible After May 17’

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The government insists it is “leading” the way on the restart of travel in Europe and dismissed a suggestion that its Global Travel Taskforce is “a talking shop”. But aviation minister Robert Courts confirmed travel will only resume “as soon as possible after” May 17. Courts told MPs: “I can’t give you a blow by …

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TUI Boss In ‘No Doubt’ About Merits Of Vaccine Passports

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TUI is ‘preparing intensively’ for holidays to resume, with the European giant in talks with the key destinations of Greece, Spain and Cyprus. Chief Executive Fritz Joussen predicted customers will be able to travel this summer, and declared there was ‘no doubt’ a vaccination passport would ‘restore freedom to travel’. “Travelling in Europe will be …

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Surge in holiday bookings following road map to end lockdown

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Airlines and travel firms are experiencing a surge in demand following Boris Johnson’s road map for how coronavirus restrictions will be eased. The Prime Minister said on Monday that a Government taskforce will produce a report by April 12 recommending how international trips can resume for people in England. Foreign holidays could be permitted from …

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Shops to Close Early

The Generalitat announces the total closure of the hotel industry in the Valencian Community and the closure of commerce (including gyms and with the exception of essential services such as food, pharmacies) at 6:00 p.m., measures that will come into force this Thursday at 00.00 and for 14 days. Ximo Puig has announced these new …

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BANNED FROM EU: APPLES, BEEF, CHEESE AND OTHER ITEMS YOU CANNOT...

The UK’s decision to leave the European Union means travellers face bans on a wide range of goods. As a Dutch television report showed, border officials have been confiscating sandwiches from motorists arriving in the Netherlands from the UK – with one frontier guard telling a driver: “Welcome to the Brexit, sir.” Many items are now prohibited from …

Pre-departure Covid tests to be mandatory in England from Friday

Mandatory Covid testing will be introduced for everyone arriving in England from 4am on Friday, the Government has confirmed today. All visitors and all residents travelling back to England will need proof of a negative Covid-19 test taken no more than three days before departure. The Department for Transport (DfT) said the test must be …

Arrivals to England – including Brits – will need to show...

Passengers arriving from all international destinations will be required to present a negative COVID-19 test result before departing for England to help protect against new strains of coronavirus circulating internationally. Transport Secretary Grant Shapps has announced that from next week inbound passengers arriving by boat, plane or train will have to take a test up …

Fernando Simón, Government Spokesman, tests positive for coronavirus

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The test was carried out on Sunday with the results received on Monday morning The Director of the Centre for the Coordination of Health...

Public payroll unsustainable in Spain

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Here’s something to get you thinking. The Spanish State maintains more people on it’s payroll than the number employed in the private sector. Including the...

Environmental Boost for Municipalities

The Alicante provincial government has launched a half-a-million-euro funding package to help municipalities turn back the tide of global warming. Respect, care and protection of the environment is the message being prioritised by the Diputación and are calling on local councils to use the funding for investing in green areas around the municipalities. The Committee …

Environmental Boost for Municipalities

The Alicante provincial government has launched a half-a-million-euro funding package to help municipalities turn back the tide of global warming. Respect, care and protection of the environment is the message being prioritised by the Diputación and are calling on local councils to use the funding for investing in green areas around the municipalities. The Committee …

Environmental Boost for Municipalities

The Alicante provincial government has launched a half-a-million-euro funding package to help municipalities turn back the tide of global warming. Respect, care and protection of the environment is the message being prioritised by the Diputación and are calling on local councils to use the funding for investing in green areas around the municipalities. The Committee …

Buzzing Around the Environment

Although the occasional rains of summer may have been a brief but welcome break to the continual hot and dry spells of previous years, the rain has brought an unpleasant legacy along with it. The extra rain through August has added water to the ground, feeding plants and animals, it has added to the dwindling …

Buzzing Around the Environment

Although the occasional rains of summer may have been a brief but welcome break to the continual hot and dry spells of previous years, the rain has brought an unpleasant legacy along with it. The extra rain through August has added water to the ground, feeding plants and animals, it has added to the dwindling …

Buzzing Around the Environment

Although the occasional rains of summer may have been a brief but welcome break to the continual hot and dry spells of previous years, the rain has brought an unpleasant legacy along with it. The extra rain through August has added water to the ground, feeding plants and animals, it has added to the dwindling …

Buzzing Around the Environment

Although the occasional rains of summer may have been a brief but welcome break to the continual hot and dry spells of previous years, the rain has brought an unpleasant legacy along with it. The extra rain through August has added water to the ground, feeding plants and animals, it has added to the dwindling …

Buzzing Around the Environment

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Although the occasional rains of summer may have been a brief but welcome break to the continual hot and dry spells of previous years, the rain has brought an unpleasant legacy along with it. The extra rain through August has added water to the ground, feeding plants and animals, it has added to the dwindling …

Buzzing Around the Environment

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Although the occasional rains of summer may have been a brief but welcome break to the continual hot and dry spells of previous years, the rain has brought an unpleasant legacy along with it. The extra rain through August has added water to the ground, feeding plants and animals, it has added to the dwindling …

Provisional 2020 Regional Fiesta Calendar Released

The labour and works committee of the Valencia government has approved the submission of the working calendar for 2020, which includes 12 public holidays to be celebrated across the region. The final draft, which has been approved unanimously by the unions representing workers, as well as representatives of companies and business confederations, will now be …

Virgen del Carmen Cultural Centre Licence Granted

The Virgen del Carmen Cultural Centre in Torrevieja has finally been granted an opening licence, after all relevant compliances have been satisfied. The centre, which opened in 2005, had been operating without the necessary licence, which ensures safety and security protocols are in place, amongst other things, and suffered a closure to the public as …

GOVERNMENT TAKES STOCK OF FIRST 100 DAYS

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The Government Spokesperson, Íñigo Méndez de Vigo, took stock of the first 100 days of a legislature which, in his opinion, has been characterised...

MOJÁCAR COUNCIL APPROVES THE 2017 MUNICIPAL BUDGET

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Mojácar has approved the municipal budgets of 2017, in a special council meeting. For the next financial year, the Consistory will have a general...