Spain has relaxed a travel rule that previously only allowed fully vaccinated non-EU/EEA tourists to visit the country, to now also allow those who have had Covid-19 and can prove it with a recovery certificate.
The changes to non-essential travel were published in Spain’s state bulletin on Saturday 26 February and come into force immediately.
It means that tourists from third countries (non-EU/EEA) who have recovered from Covid-19 in the past six months can now visit Spain even if they are not fully vaccinated or if their Covid vaccination certificate has expired because they haven’t had a booster shot.
The Costa Blanca and the Visit Benidorm Foundation will strengthen their joint promotion strategy in the LGTBQ+ segment by attending the most important events in Spain and Europe focused on this group whose growth.
The calendar planned by both organizations for the coming months, as long as the sanitary measures allow it, contemplates their participation in various festivals, fairs and national events such as the Village Pride in Barcelona, which will take place from June 24 to 26, or the Madrid Pride, which will take place from July 1 to 3, which will be attended in coordination with GVA Turisme. In addition, together they will also lead the organization of the Benidorm
Pride that will be held next September. “The Benidorm Pride, which reaches its tenth edition, has established itself as a great event within the international Pride circuit and offers a whole week of activities, parades and shows in various parts of the city,” said Toni Pérez.
On a European level, Costa Blanca and Benidorm will focus their attention on the German market and, to this end, they will attend, together with Turespaña, the Christofer Street Days -CSD- in Cologne (on July 3), Berlin (on July 22 ) and Hamburg (on August 5, 6 and 7). Likewise, the two tourist entities are expected to participate in the workshop of the annual global convention of the International LGBTQ+ Travel Association, which in 2022 will take place in Milan from October 26 to 29 with the presence of agents, companies and tour operators. specialized in this segment from all over the world.
From Monday (February 14) British youngsters aged between 12 and 17 years old no longer have to show a Covid vaccination certificate to enter Spain.
A statement from the Spanish Embassy in the UK noted that they can present a negative Nucleic Acid Amplification Test (PCR test or similar) taken within 72 hours prior to arrival in Spain instead of the certificate.
The city hangs the entire poster in some establishments, which plan to equal or exceed the historic figures for 2019. The December Bridge is one of the most anticipated of the year. And more, as it happens in 2021, if five days come together. A date that has caused many Benidorm hotels to put up the full poster for these dates (among those that are still open) and that the hotel business has a large number of reservations until Wednesday.
British tourists can only enter if they are fully vaccinated. Until now travelers with negative CPR or who had passed the disease could enter. In order for a British tourist to travel from Bristol to Alicante to spend the Christmas holidays in Benidorm, they must be vaccinated against the covid. As of next December 1, Spain will only allow the entry of people from the United Kingdom with a vaccination certificate and not with negative diagnostic tests or having overcome the disease as it admitted until now.
The massive arrival of national tourists raises the occupancy in Benidorm above 82%, with income close to 10 million – The province improves the forecast and is also close to 80%.
Hotels, restaurants and shops have touched occupancy and business figures similar to those of the precovid stage,
The English area begins to fill with tourists at the beginning of October – Hotels or bars that have been closed for months are reopened due to the increase in visitors to the islands to spend their holidays.
From this October 4, British tourists will be able to travel without restrictions if they are vaccinated. So many have packed their bags and headed to one of the most popular destinations for the English: Benidorm. Others will in the next few days or weeks. And this is reflected in the reservations that the preferred hotel accommodations of this tourism already have registered for the coming weeks, even months.
The elimination of the obligation of the PCR makes the holidays of British tourists cheaper from next October by 200 euros, which already cover 50% of the places in many hotels
The hotels in Benidorm and other destinations on the Costa Blanca closed last week with an average occupancy of over 70%. Thanks to tourism from the United Kingdom that adds two consecutive weeks of continuous growth and already represents 16% of all tourists who stay in the tourist capital of the province of Alicante.
Agreement to resume tourism activity for the elderly and people with disabilities from Norway.
Solgarden center Hacienda del Sol Villajoyosa (Alicante) Costa Blanca