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Spain’s Valencia to issue universal public transport ticket from January 2022

PUBLIC transport in Valencia, the third-largest city and metropolitan area in Spain, is set to undergo a complete overhaul at the beginning of next year. Starting...

Bus strike threatens Christmas festivities in Spain’s Almeria

A BUS strike by almost a thousand transport workers in Almeria Spain is threatening to dampen Christmas festivities in the Andalucian province and surrounding...

British citizens will have to be fully vaccinated against COVID to enter Spain from December 1

BRITS visiting Spain will have to be fully vaccinated before they are let in from December 1. Spain has changed its entry requirements for UK...

ANALYSIS: Is Spain really planning to close hotels as cases rise in the run up to Christmas?

REPORTS from the UK are causing mass panic that Spain's hotels could close over the festive period in a bid to halt rising COVID-19...

Spain to ban flights from South Africa over fears of new COVID-19 variant

SPAIN’S government is planning on restricting flights from South Africa and Botswana over concerns about a highly contagious new COVID-19 variant that has been...

Traveling from Spain to the United Kingdom? This is what you need to know

As the holiday season draws near, many expats are thinking of traveling back home to see friends and family. However, the recent pandemic has created...

Lower costs and more ‘visibility’ to boost passenger numbers at Corvera airport in Spain’s Murcia region

A new agreement has been struck to improve finances at Murcia's Corvera airport and persuading more travellers to use it. The COVID pandemic severely impacted...

Ash cloud closes La Palma airport as eruption from volcano in Spain’s Canary Islands continues into tenth week

ALL flights to and from the airport on the Spanish island of La Palma remain cancelled on Sunday after an ash cloud from the...

Hoax bomb threat forces passenger jet into emergency landing in northwest Spain

A passenger jet declared an in-flight emergency over Galicia in northwestern Spain and was forced to land at A Coruña airport on Friday, November...

British expats in Spain ‘relieved’ as booster jab not required for UK entry

THE NHS Covid Pass is being updated to provide proof of booster jabs, but it is not yet a requirement for entry into the...

Spain scraps post-Brexit visa requirement for touring musicians from UK

SPAIN has announced the scrapping of post-Brexit visa requirements for UK artists on short-term tours. The change which was published in Spain's Official State Bulletin...

Ryanair ordered by court in Spain’s Mallorca to compensate barred passenger who refused to pay cabin luggage fee

A Mallorca court has ordered Ryanair to pay compensation of €387 to a man barred from a flight because he would not pay a...

Spain’s Renfe celebrates ‘Black Friday’ with AVE high-speed train tickets at bargain prices—including Malaga-Madrid from just €20

RENFE has joined the Black Friday celebrations with the launch of AVE and Larga Distancia tickets at bargain prices for travel in 2022 to...

Spain’s Tourism Minister confirms reactivation of international tourism

SPAIN'S Minister of Industry, Trade and Tourism, Reyes Maroto, described the growth in visitors to the country in September as a confirmation that "a...

Costa Blanca airport gets a million passengers in a month for first time since COVID-19 pandemic hit Spain

OVER a million passengers used Alicante-Elche airport in October- the first time the million mark has been passed in 20 months since the start...

Motorway through Spain’s Costa Blanca has more accidents, despite drop in traffic volume through pandemic

MORE ACCIDENTS happened on one stretch of the A31 in 2020, than during the pre-pandemic days of 2019. The 73 km (45 miles) stretch of...

Almeria to Algeria ferry resumes service after 20 months suspension

THE city of Almeria in Spain's Andalucia welcomed the resumption of ferry services to Algeria on Saturday, November 13. All services had been suspended...

Brits advised to check passport is stamped while travelling in Schengen area

THE foreign office is advising British citizens travelling through European Schengen area countries to make sure they have their passports stamped. The 26 countries in...

Spain’s Malaga among best Christmas destinations in Europe

CHRISTMAS is one of the most celebrated festivals of the year and Malaga is among the must-see places to visit over the festive season. Just...

Limits to Brits travelling abroad ‘considered for those who fail to take booster jabs’

LIMITS to Britains travelling abroad that are eligible but do not take a third booster jab are being considered by UK ministers. If the proposal...

Spain’s Palma de Mallorca airport closes after escaped passengers block runways

PALMA de Mallorca International airport was closed to air traffic on the night of Friday, November 5, after more than twenty passengers escaped from...

Ryanair unveils more flights to Spanish destinations from East Midlands airport

RYANAIR has announced that it will operate more flights to Spanish destinations from East Midlands airport next year. The Irish no-frills carrier, headed by controversial...

Spain predicts foreign tourists could return to pre-pandemic totals in 2022

SPAIN'S Tourism Minister, Reyes Maroto, has predicted that foreign visitor numbers could return to pre-pandemic levels next year. Maroto made her forecast on the back...

Busy Costa Blanca airport in Spain opens its first outdoor terrace with good airfield view

PASSENGERS flying from Alicante-Elche airport can now eat and drink on a new outdoor terrace that looks out onto the airfield. It's the first outside...

EasyJet lobbies for pre-Christmas scrapping of all testing requirements for UK arrivals

BUDGET airline EasyJet is lobbying the British government to scrap all COVID tests required by arrivals into the UK in time for the Christmas...

UPDATE: New change to Covid paperwork requirements for UK travellers into Spain

AMIDST all the other concerns about the amount of official documentation required to travel under Covid-19 restrictions, the Home Office have announced another update. Spain...

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