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EXPLAINER: Four new major rule changes in COVID-19 restrictions for the Costa Blanca and Valencia areas of Spain

FOUR major changes have been announced today(June 3) to COVID-19 safety measures in the Valencian Community. As expected, Valencia President, Ximo Puig, confirmed that the...

Green list special status for low risk parts of mainland Spain unlikely says UK ambassador during Benidorm visit

THE UK ambassador to Madrid has said that it is unlikely that parts of mainland Spain will be allowed on the UK's travel...

ITV EXPLAINER: What you need to know about changes to Spain’s vehicle safety checks from June 1

A SERIES of changes have been introduced to the Spanish version of the MOT – the ITV. As of today (Tuesday June 1), drivers passing...

What you need to know about new speed limits coming into force across Spain

FROM the middle of May new speed limits will apply on many roads across Spain and it’s important to know about them as those...

BREXIT: British driving licence exchange scheme extended until end of 2021

IN news that will come as a huge relief to all those British drivers resident in Spain who are in the process of exchanging...

What Spain’s new travel rules mean for Brits

SPAIN has become the first county in the EU to announce they are ready to welcome Brits back this summer. Starting from June 7,...

CONFIRMED: Brits COULD be asked for official letter of invitation if visiting friends and family in Spain

THE British Embassy in Madrid has given their official word on the Carta de Invitacion situation surrounding British tourists that has been circulating the...

LATEST: Spain removes UK from COVID-19 risk list and will allow travellers in from May 24 WITHOUT a PCR...

Spain will lift restrictions on travellers arriving from Britain from May 24 and will allow entry without the need for a negative PCR test,...

British residents in Spain rejected for driving licence exchange DESPITE meeting all requirements post-Brexit

DOZENS of British expats in Spain are being told they can’t exchange their driving licences and will have to take a Spanish test because...

EXCLUSIVE: British expats in Spain warned over ‘fraudulent’ residency applications amid police probe

A GROUP of British expats have been questioned by police after their padron certificates proving they lived in Spain appear to have been doctored. At...

WHAT WE KNOW: Could Carta de Invitacion apply to Brits visiting friends and family in Spain?

NEWS has been circulating over the past two days of Spain's Carta de Invitacion possibly applying to UK nationals wanting to visit family and...

EXPLAINED: The latest ‘must read’ rules for travelling between the UK and Spain

SPAIN'S tourist board has launched a new 'one-click' feature on its website to allow foreign tourists to check on COVID-19 travel restrictions. UPDATE: Spain removes...

FALLAS IN SEPTEMBER: Iconic Fallas festivities in Spain’s Valencia region will take place in September this year

As well as the actual monuments, the Fallas involve a huge number of activities and people, including flower offerings, extremely loud mascleta firecracker displays, parades, exhibitions and much more.

‘MARIA’ SET FREE: Young woman from Spain’s Valencia who was sent to an immigration clearing centre in the UK...

According to her friend, Maria was aware of the mistake she had made by failing to apply for the EU Settlement Scheme before travelling back to the UK to work.

UK sunseekers desperate for a holiday break in Spain may get a COVID cost-cutting bonus very soon

UK tourists could travel to Spain without having to produce a negative coronavirus test from as soon as May 20. Spain's Tourist Minister, Reyes Maroto,...

EXPLAINER: Andalucia’s three-phase plan for the progressive de-escalation of COVID-19 measures starts today

FROM today (May 9) Andalucia is moving into a so-called ‘transition to a new normality’ as Spain's coronavirus state of alarm ends. If everything goes...

EXPLAINED: The new Costa Blanca and Valencia restrictions after Spain’s State of Alarm ends

A midnight curfew and extended opening hours for bars and restaurants are the main headlines of amended restrictions announced by the Valencian government this...

EXPLAINER: What Spain’s ‘amber’ classification on UK travel list means for travellers

THE UK government has introduced a "traffic light" system categorising travel rules for destinations across the world by assigning a level of red, amber...

SNUBBED! Spain is omitted from UK ‘Green’ travel list but neighbours Gibraltar and Portugal make it

SPAIN has been passed over for inclusion on the new UK 'Green' travel list because its overall COVID infection rate is too high. The details...

OPINION: Why Madrid has rewarded the anti-lockdown right-wing leader Isabel Ayuso

Madrid-based Olive Press digital editor, Fiona Govan, explains how Madrid's incumbent leader, Isabel Ayuso, confounded the international consensus that lockdowns are overwhelmingly popular with the public when she secured a landslide win for her conservative Popular Party (PP).

BREXIT TRAVEL HELL: 25-year-old woman from Spain’s Valencia, kept for three days at UK immigration centre for lacking EU...

Reports suggest that she had already been working in the UK for several months in 2019 and has family in the capital.

AT LAST! Facemasks may cease to be obligatory in Spain’s Valencia region by end of summer

The Spanish government insists that the obligation to wear a mask in public will be maintained until herd immunity is officially reached.

COVID SUCCESS: More people fully vaccinated than infected with COVID in Spain’s Valencia region

Despite the successful advance of the inoculation campaign, the department led by councillor Ana Barcelo warns that the pandemic is far from over.

LATEST: Police in Spain reveal details of arrest of British paedophile working in Madrid school

SPANISH police have revealed details of the arrest of a known British child sex offender who changed his name and falsified documents to gain...

THINK GREEN: Tourism chiefs from Spain’s Valencia area call for region-specific COVID traffic light system for UK travel this...

The Valencian Community has a total average of 40 cases for every 100,000 people, while Spain as a whole numbers 250.

WELCOME BACK: Hotels in Spain’s Valencia region begin reopening again ready for the summer

The biggest source of uncertainty at the moment is British tourism, a key market for the region and especially the Costa Blanca.

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New COVID-19 record but hospital admissions are much lower than 2021 numbers in Costa Blanca and Valencia areas of...

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