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Valencian President visits Vega Baja pledging €12m for vital infrastructure work on Spain’s Costa Blanca

VEGA BAJA welcomed Valencian president Ximo Puig yesterday, May 2, as he came to announce some big spending plans. After the limitations exposed by, and...

Planned tourist tax ‘driving away’ British tourists from Spain’s Costa Blanca, despite Alicante and Benidorm councils refusing to charge...

A Valencian tourist tax proposal has been slammed by an Alicante Province small business federation, despite no plans for any local council to implement...

Struggling petrol stations in Costa Blanca and Valencia areas of Spain get interest-free loans to survive fuel price cuts

INDEPENDENT and mainly family-run service station businesses in the Valencian Community have been offered an interest-free loan to help them survive. Pump price cuts of...

Covid-19 restrictions to end in Spain’s Costa Blanca except for indoor masks and smoking ban on outside terraces

NEARLY all Covid-19 pandemic restrictions have been removed in the Valencian Community, some two years after the coronavirus struck. Valencian president, Ximo Puig, announced on...

Car giant Volkswagen to produce electric car batteries at new site in Spain’s Valencia area

VOLKSWAGEN'S car battery cell plant in Spain will be located in Sagunto, 30 kilometres north of Valencia City. The factory, costing around €7 billion to...

Doctors worry over ending indoor mask wearing too soon as Covid-19 cases rise in Spain

AN end to compulsory indoor mask-wearing may not happen yet in Spain as Covid-19 infections start to rise again. Despite optimism from Prime Minister, Pedro...

Costa Blanca movie and TV studio in Spain that competed against Hollywood will reopen this summer

A major Alicante film and television studio forcibly closed by the European Union in 2012 over illegal public funding is reopening this summer. Ciudad de...

Second thoughts over controversial high-speed train terminus change for Costa Blanca journeys to Spain’s Madrid

CONTROVERSIAL plans to switch the Madrid terminus for high speed trains from Alicante could be scrapped. The news follows an angry reaction from Alicante and...

Five-point plan unveiled by Spain’s Valencia region to help Ukraine and refugees

A five-point plan has been announced by the Valencian government on Tuesday to help the Ukraine and refugees that are already in Spain. Details were...

Russian invasion of the Ukraine described as ‘terrible blow’ to economic recovery of Spain’s Costa Blanca and Valencia areas

VALENCIAN Community president, Ximo Puig, has branded Thursday's invasion of the Ukraine by Russia as a 'terrible blow' to the recovery of the region's...

COVID-19 passports scrapped in Costa Blanca and Valencia areas of Spain except for nursing homes

COVID passports will be scrapped in the Valencian Community from Tuesday except for visits to nursing homes. The measure was introduced on December 4 for...

COVID-19 passports set to end as health situation improves in Costa Blanca and Valencia areas of Spain

COVID-19 passports are set to be abolished in the Valencian Community by the end of February, according to Valencian president, Ximo Puig. They are currently...

Doctors win latest compensation fight over poor COVID-19 protection in Spain’s Valencia

A Valencia court has awarded 107 doctors at least €4,500 in compensation each for inadequate work protection during the early phase of the COVID...

COVID passports set for February extension in Costa Blanca and Valencia areas of Spain

THE Valencian government wants to keep using COVID passports for indoor access to hospitality and entertainment venues until February 28. The current measure, introduced in...

Mass vaccination centres reopening for COVID-19 booster shots in Costa Blanca and Valencia areas of Spain

SIX mass vaccination points will reopen in the Valencian Community on Monday(January 31) to accelerate the COVID-19 vaccine booster programme. The so-called 'vacunodromos' were used...

Benidorm and Costa Blanca hotels want Spain to end COVID restrictions like England

THE Benidorm-based Hosbec hotel association wants Spain to follow England's lead in scrapping COVID-19 regulations to boost tourism. England ends its 'Plan B' restrictions on...

COVID-19 passport measures to continue in Costa Blanca and Valencia areas of Spain

COVID passports will continue to be used in the Valencian Community past the current January 31 expiry date. The EU COVID certificate is needed for...

Six people die in nursing home fire in Valencia area of eastern Spain

SIX nursing home residents have died in a fire at a Valencia area property. 17 people, including emergency workers, needed hospital treatment for burns and...

EXPLAINER: Why high COVID-19 infections don’t reflect the full pandemic situation in the Costa Blanca area of Spain

OVER 22,000 coronavirus cases were reported this Friday in the Valencian Community but hospital admissions are over 50% lower than 12 months ago. The regional...

Appeal will try to overturn compensation win for unprotected COVID-19 health staff in Costa Blanca area of Spain

THE Valencian government will appeal against a landmark court ruling that awarded up to €49,180 each to 154 Alicante health workers who were short...

Peak of sixth COVID-19 wave may be reached next week in Costa Blanca and Valencia areas of Spain

VALENCIAN president, Ximo Puig, says that he expects COVID-19 infection rates to fall soon and has again ruled out introducing new restrictions. Despite soaring coronavirus...

People who threaten bars and restaurants for enforcing COVID passports will be prosecuted in Valencia region of Spain

PEOPLE who threaten bar and restaurant owners over COVID passports could face prosecution in the Valencian Community. Regional president, Ximo Puig, said he's contacted the...

Record COVID-19 case numbers don’t lead to new restrictions for Costa Blanca and Valencia areas of Spain

SOARING coronavirus infections are not forcing any imminent new restrictions in the Valencian Community 22,800 new COVID-19 cases were reported on Monday, taking in the...

No plans for tougher COVID-19 restrictions for New Year and Three Kings holidays in Costa Blanca area of Spain

FRESH restrictions to counter the latest wave of the COVID-19 pandemic are not coming yet to the Valencian Community. Valencian president, Ximo Puig, said that...

COVID-19 passports extended across hospitality and entertainment sectors in Costa Blanca area of Spain

ALL hospitality businesses will fall under compulsory COVID-19 passport rules in the Valencian Community. Valencian president, Ximo Puig, announced the extension this Monday. Only businesses with...

Compulsory use of COVID-19 passports may be expanded in Costa Blanca and Valencia areas of Spain

THE number of areas where a COVID-19 passport is needed to gain access could be enlarged in the Valencian Community. Entry to indoor hospitality businesses...

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