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‘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.

BLUE FLAG BEACHES: Check out the full list for the Costa Blanca and Valencia areas of Spain

SPAIN'S Valencian Community continues to be number one in the country for the number of beaches and port areas awarded the coveted 'Blue Flag'...

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,...

NEW TOURISM PLEA to get the Costa Blanca and Spain onto UK ‘Green’ travel lists

VALENCIAN president, Ximo Puig, will ask the UK Ambassador, Hugh Elliott, why Spain is not appearing on 'Green' travel lists issued by the four...

Every beach in popular expat area achieves blue flag status on Spain’s Costa Blanca

ALL ELEVEN beaches of Orihuela Costa have achieved blue flag status for the fourth year in a row. The area is very popular with British...

What you need to know about new speed limits coming into force across Spain on Tuesday May 11

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...

TIME TO SELL: Land prices double in Spain’s Valencia province due to surge in demand for holiday homes

THE price of land to build holiday homes in Valencia Province has doubled due to a spike in demand. Real estate analysts have revealed that...

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...

Why UK tourists flying into Costa Blanca’s airport in Spain might spot a change

THE name of Costa Blanca's airport has got even longer with the Alicante-Elche facility now adding Orihuela poet Miguel Hernandez to its title. The Official...

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.

Benidorm and Costa Blanca hotels want same ‘green light’ deal from the UK as for Spain’s Canary Islands

HOTELIERS on the Costa Blanca have demanded that the Valencian president 'knock on the door of Downing Street' to get the UK to lift...

No UK tourists means many hotels in Benidorm and across Spain’s Costa Blanca will not reopen before July

HALF of Costa Blanca's hotels are not going to reopen before July according to a leading hotel association. Benidorm-based Hosbec says that 50% of its...

Coastal resort gets top tourism award for Valencian region on Spain’s Costa Blanca

GUARDAMAR DEL SEGURA has come top out of all Valencian Region towns for its business website. "Marketplace in Guardamar del Segura" is developed by their...

SHIPS LOCKED DOWN: Two container carriers quarantined at Valencia port due to COVID outbreaks on board

Spokespeople for the port management have guaranteed full compliance with all existing COVID measures and sanitary guidelines on behalf of the crews.

Summer nights’ dream: Spain’s Parador hotels offer musical extravaganzas

THE Parador hotel chain is offering a series of special concert packages during the summer months that promise to combine a musical experience with...

EU demands countries use their ‘Covid passport’ to ease travelling restrictions from overseas

THE European Union is asking that restrictions on holiday travel from overseas are relaxed in line with use of a ‘Covid passport.” Under new plans,...

Free healthcare and extended hotel stays for foreign tourists that catch Covid in Spain’s Murcia region

MURCIA is so confident of its Covid-safe status, that it’s offering free healthcare and extended hotel stays to tourists when the season restarts. Ministers are...

Spain extends coronavirus ban on non-essential travel for those outside EU – including Brits – until May 31

THE Spanish government has extended a ban on all non-essential travel to Spain from outside the EU and Schengen area for another month. Confirmation of...

Looking for a low-key cultural getaway now you can travel between Andalucia’s provinces? Check out these six towns

AFTER a year marked by grounded planes, closed borders, and mandatory quarantines, looking for destinations close to home is probably the safest option until...

NOT BAD: Valencia claims mid-table slot on list of Spanish cities for quality of life according to resident survey

A recent survey among expats from all over the world revealed Valencia as the number one favourite place to live out of a list of 66 cities from all seven continents.

British Ambassador to Spain optimistic that Brits will holiday in Balearic Islands this summer

As part of a tour in aim of 'reactivating British tourism in Spain', Ambassador Hugh Elliot visited Ibiza and Mallorca this week, two islands which usually welcome millions of holidaying Brits each year

What Is the Best Time to Visit Canada?

Canada is a stunning travel destination, beautiful any time of year. There are periods when you will be able to make the most out...

BORDER REOPENS as Portugal lifts January closure at 18 land crossings with Spain

PORTUGAL will reopen its land border with Spain tomorrow(May 1) two days ahead of schedule. Prime Minister, Antonio Costa, announced the country would be moving...

EXPLAINER: What we know about Spain’s plans to welcome tourists with ‘vaccine passport’ from June

THE news earlier this week that Spain would be ready from June to open to tourism to not just those within the EU but...

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.

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