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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.

CASTELLON TAKES OFF: Aeroplane construction and maintenance course planned for Castellon-Costa Azahar airport

CASTELLON airport will host professional plane building and maintenance courses from September. The Generalitat announced yesterday (Wednesday April 28) that up to 30 young students...

Spain ready to welcome British and international tourists in June under ‘vaccine passport’ scheme

SPAIN has announced it will be ready to welcome back British and international holidaymakers this June. The Spanish government has told the main players in...

Spain imposes 10-day quarantine on travellers from India to prevent spread of new contagious Covid variant

SPAIN will impose a compulsory 10-day quarantine on all travellers arriving from India in response to the emergence of a highly contagious variant of...

Spain’s world-famous Pamplona bull runs are cancelled for a second year due to COVID-19

SPAIN'S famous Pamplona bull runs have been scrapped for a second successive year due to the COVID pandemic. The official confirmation came today(April 26) from...

OPINION: It’s time Spain opened up to British tourists

THE big question on all our minds, from hotel and restaurant staff who fear the tourist industry can’t survive another COVID summer, to those...

Ryanair stop Brits flying back to Spain’s Costa Blanca over a ‘time difference’ dispute

A Costa Blanca couple were turned away from a Ryanair flight from Manchester to the Costa Blanca in a row over when they took...

Live music fans are targeted by Alicante City to book overnight stays on Spain’s Costa Blanca

ALICANTE council has done a deal where people booking tickets to musical events in the city can reserve an overnight stay as well. The City...

Spain’s Costa Blanca revealed as top spot for Brits to buy property abroad

POPULAR property programme, A Place In The Sun, has researched thousands of UK holiday home buyers to reveal the most popular areas for Brits...

Spain’s new normal: How tourism must change in Barcelona post-Covid

BARCELONA is looking forward to welcoming back foreign holidaymakers but tourism should be carefully regulated to preserve the character of the city, mayoress Ada...

LIFE’S A BEACH: Travel restrictions and wintry weather lead to quietest spring season ever on Valencia beaches

However, the situation is expected to reverse completely when the heat finally sets in and the national state of alarm preventing national travel is dropped on May 9.

Huge metro extension planned for Valencia city centre

Valencia has announced a huge extension to the city’s metro network. The Ministry of Territorial Policy, Public Works, and Mobility revealed plans to expand the...

WORLD EARTH DAY: Ten of the most amazing and interesting trees in Spain

TREES are one of the most breathtaking natural wonders in our world and Spain has its fair share of truly exceptional ones. To celebrate World...

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.

Holiday homeowners in Spain’s Andalucia outraged as Junta excludes tourist properties from Covid aid

THE Andalucian Tourist Housing Association (AVVA) has denounced the Junta for excluding tourist accommodation from receiving subsidies, in favour of large hotel companies. The president...

Top holiday areas of Costa Blanca and the Balearic Islands in Spain want tourists to get free COVID tests

THE leaders of two of Spain's most foreign tourist-dependent regions want the European Union to pay for free PCR tests. The joint call came at...

Coronavirus travel to Spain: Boris Johnson claims to set out plans for Brits in early May

BRITISH Prime Minister Boris Johnson will set out plans to kick start travel from the UK in ‘early May’ as part of his next...

Travel in the time of Covid: What it’s like to be the only hotel guest in one of Spain’s...

DURING a brief period last autumn when travel around Spain was not restricted, Madrid-based American Deirdre Carney made a once in a lifetime trip...

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.

Air Nostrum based in Spain’s Valencia region asks for government bailout loan

THE Valencian airline Air Nostrum has asked for a €103 million bailout loan from the Spanish government's rescue fund. The company says that it lost...

Differing moods of TUI and WizzAir about UK summer holidays and flights to Spain and Europe

TWO major travel and holiday companies have slightly differing opinions on prospects this summer for UK holiday-makers seeking a Spanish and European sunshine break. Budget...

EXPLAINED: What we know about proposed travel rules to Spain under new ‘vaccine passport’ scheme

THE EU has given the go ahead to a vaccine passport scheme which will be available across the bloc by the end of June. Travellers...

Spain beats UK to be named as seventh most queer-friendly country in the world

SPAIN has been named as one of the top gay counties in the global rankings.  Research carried out by makeup brand Jecca Blac found Spain...

CARAVANAS CRUZ: For all your motorhome needs in Spain and the Costa Blanca

MOTORHOMES are currently the safest and ‘freest’ option to enjoy your free time and feel at home while traveling. During the COVID-19 pandemic, travelling by...

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