Filomena has been sweeping the country since the day before yesterday with snowfalls throughout Spain and especially in the southern part, where snow is quite exceptional, as in the image in the area of the Don Quijote mills in La Mancha. And it's not over yet: the worst is expected to come and it will continue to snow continuously until tomorrow night. It is supposed to be the heaviest snowfall in history in Madrid and Castilla La Mancha. On the Costa del Sol and the Costa de la Luz there is no snow, but it has been raining continuously since Wednesday night and it does not look like it will stop until tomorrow.
Less than 48 hours later the national curfew is already eliminated
Huge surprise as less than 48 hours after the imposition of a national curfew, the government has removed that measure and transferred the power to apply curfews to the regions. However, the government continues to ask for a state of emergency, in order to govern by decree without parliamentary control, yet not until May but until March.
The Prado Museum in Madrid is open again to group visits.
Starting today, October 13, 2020, it will be possible to make group visits to the Prado Museum, with a maximum of 10 members, including the guide, interpreter or teacher.
The use of the group guidance system will not be mandatory, but its particular use is recommended.
The use of a mask (without a valve) is still mandatory throughout the museum.
Visitors must keep an interpersonal safety distance of 1.5 meters at all times, both outside and inside the building.
Before entering the building, a temperature control will be carried out on visitors to verify that it is below 37.5º C, in the event that the temperature is equal to or higher, access to the Museum will not be allowed.
Audio guide or group guide services are not offered. Likewise, the left luggage and cloakroom service is not available, so access to the Museum is not allowed with backpacks or packages larger than 25x25cm that cannot be brought into the rooms.
The shop and cafeteria service is available to visitors.
The footbridge over the natural area of the Guadalhorce River has been inaugurated
Today has been inaugurated the great pedestrian walkway that allows crossing over the mouth of the Guadalhorce-river. This wooden bridge, with its 270 meters, is the longest in Spain and perhaps in Europe of this type. This footbridge is part of the coastal path, whose objective it is to be able to walk or cycle along the whole of the Costa del Sol. At this time, 120 of the 180 kilometers that La Senda Litoral will have in its entirety are already open.
Meningoencephalitis outbreak in the province of Seville
The Junta de Andalucía confirms that the meningoencephalitis detected in Coria del Río and La Puebla del Río (Seville) is linked to Nile Fever, transmitted by mosquitoes. There are currently 19 infected people, of which 17 are hospitalized.
Crossfit in Malaga and the Costa del Sol
In Spain, and particularly in the province of Malaga, Crossfit has become a very popular sport. You can continue training during your stay on the Costa del Sol since we can combine hotel reservations with passes to the best boxes in the area: We are Crossfitters!
Coaches no longer have to leave 50% of their seats free
Good news for the Spanish coach sector, as they can re-occupy 100% of their seats.
New measures at airports
and maritime borders
1.A PCR diagnostic test is necessary, showing the results of the original document with a validity time less than 72 hours prior to arrival.
2. You must submit a health control form which you can download at www.spth.gob.es or through the Spain Travel Health (SPTH) app on your mobile phone.
3. In addition, for everyone’s safety, a visual check will be carried out on arrival and your temperature will be taken to check that it is lower than 37.5ºC.
Curfew throughout Spain (except the Canary Islands)
For all of Spain, with the exception of the Canary Islands, there will be a curfew, which will be in force for the next 14 days and meetings with more than 6 people will be prohibited. Legally, the state of emergency can only be requested for a maximum of 14 days, but the government is looking for a formula to extend it for a maximum period of 6 months without having to ask the parliament again and again.
Pousadas de Portugal updates reopening dates
Pousadas de Portugal, the chain of hotels in historic buildings, has updated the reopening dates of its establishments. Click here to see the list. In bold the modified dates.
Large number of hotels begin to close on the coasts
With the summer season ending, many beach hotels begin to close in many cases with no set reopening date. It is also the case of emblematic hotels that have never before stopped operating in low season, such as Pez Espada, Alay, Meliá Costa del Sol, Amaragua, ...
Ukraine International Airlines restarts its flights from Madrid to Kiev
Ukraine International Airlines resumes its regular flights from Madrid to Kiev, with connections to the following regional destinations: Odesa, Kherson and Lviv.
Deluxe flights between Belgium and Ibiza
This summer, every Saturday between 4/7 and 29/8 you can fly in luxury, in an Embraer 135 with 30 seats between Ibiza and the European capital. Flights begin and end at private terminals, with personalised attention and champain on board.
Fly with privacy - Fly with Peace of Mind - Fly Executive
Iberosur receives the "Andalucía Segura" logo from the Andalucían Government
Iberosur has received from the Andalusian Government the "Safe Andalusia" logo for meeting all the safety requirements regarding the Covid-19
Benidorm: only 15 hotels open in November
Another clear example of the current tourist crisis is found in the data provided by the Benidorm hotel association: As of next Monday, November 9, only 15 hotel establishments will be open in the city with about 4,000 available beds, which represents 10 % of its total accommodation capacity.
Motorhomes throughout Spain and Portugal
We have considerably increased our motorhome rental offer: we now offer high-quality motorhomes in the whole of Spain and at the airports of Lisbon, Porto and Faro.
Occidental Sevilla Viapol opened it's doors
The former NH Viapol Hotel (Seville) has been reopened under the name Occidental Sevilla Viapol, after a comprehensive reform. Central 4-star hotel with 96 rooms. Reforms include all the rooms, five meeting rooms with a maximum capacity of 300 people, common areas and soon will follow the opening of a new terrace with a swimming pool and the Arrozante concept restaurant, specialized in signature rice and paellas.
Health Minister announces new measures,
-Closure of nightlife
-Forbidden to smoke when the distance of 2m cannot be respected
-Closure of restaurants and bars at 1am -Specific PCR screenings
Form to travel to Spain
IMPORTANT: everyone who arrives to Spain from today onwards, through ports and airports, has to fill out the FCS form, which can be found here .
Once the form is completed, a QR code will be send, which will be scanned when entering Spain. One can also obtain the form upon arrival at ports and airports.
Reopening of the border with Gibraltar
Not only can you travel again between Andalusian provinces, the border with Gibraltar has also been reopened.