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Fling into Alicante on 7th Nov

Posted: Thu Oct 29, 2020 9:15pm
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Elizabeth48

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Hi, we are not sure about the restrictions due to covid and travel from the airport to our home on La Finca Golf. We would appreciate any updates as we  have not been back since March 20th.

Kimmy11

Posted: Fri Oct 30, 2020 10:04am

Kimmy11

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Posted: Fri Oct 30, 2020 10:04am

Hi Elizabeth,

Although Spain's national government has passed into law a further 'State of Alarm' in response to the rising rates of Covid-19 infection, we are not in full lockdown as we were in March to June.  The national government has devolved power to the autonomous regional governments to manage restrictions in their regions as appropriate.

In C.Valenciana, we have a curfew from 00:00 to 06:00, when you are not allowed to travel unless for exceptional needs, such as health emergencies.  Also, some municipalities, e.g. Orihuela City and Elche, have additional restrictions, such as the closure of bars.  However, this is a rapidly changing situation and in common with other regions, C.Valenciana is considering restricting the movement of people outside of our region's borders.  They may also increase the night time curfew to an earlier start of 22:00 or 23:00.  At the moment, these regional restrictions are scheduled to continue until 9th November, but the powers given to the regional governments via the 'State of Alarm' legislation means they could well continue beyond then.  It would probably be best to check back here just before you travel.

If you'll be travelling from Alicante to La Finca during the curfew, it would be best to take a taxi, as workers are not restricted by the curfew in the same way.  However, if you've hired a car, make sure you have your paperwork to hand.  Also ensure that you've completed the mandatory Spanish healthcare form before travelling:

https://www.spth.gob.es/

Despite all this, C.Valenciana still has the lowest overall infection rate, so as long as you follow the rules, you should have a lovely - and safe - holiday!

Kind regards,

Kim

Fay50

Posted: Fri Oct 30, 2020 4:37pm

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Posted: Fri Oct 30, 2020 4:37pm

Kimmy11 wrote on Fri Oct 30, 2020 10:04am:

Hi Elizabeth,

Although Spain's national government has passed into law a further 'State of Alarm' in response to the rising rates of Covid-19 infection, we are not in full lockdown as we were in March to June.  The national government has devolved power to the autonomous regional governments to manage res...

...trictions in their regions as appropriate.

In C.Valenciana, we have a curfew from 00:00 to 06:00, when you are not allowed to travel unless for exceptional needs, such as health emergencies.  Also, some municipalities, e.g. Orihuela City and Elche, have additional restrictions, such as the closure of bars.  However, this is a rapidly changing situation and in common with other regions, C.Valenciana is considering restricting the movement of people outside of our region's borders.  They may also increase the night time curfew to an earlier start of 22:00 or 23:00.  At the moment, these regional restrictions are scheduled to continue until 9th November, but the powers given to the regional governments via the 'State of Alarm' legislation means they could well continue beyond then.  It would probably be best to check back here just before you travel.

If you'll be travelling from Alicante to La Finca during the curfew, it would be best to take a taxi, as workers are not restricted by the curfew in the same way.  However, if you've hired a car, make sure you have your paperwork to hand.  Also ensure that you've completed the mandatory Spanish healthcare form before travelling:

https://www.spth.gob.es/

Despite all this, C.Valenciana still has the lowest overall infection rate, so as long as you follow the rules, you should have a lovely - and safe - holiday!

Kind regards,

Kim

Thank you for this detailed information.  This has clarified some points for me.  May I butt in on the conversation please?

We are due to arrive at 22.00 at Alicante Airport on November 12th, and I have booked a taxi, but wasn’t sure if they would be subject to the curfew, and therefore, I’d be stuck at the airport!

Could you please clarify another point?  In the taxi, we have to wear our masks, and we sit behind the driver.   But in our own car, can we travel together without masks in the front seats?   And can two people go into the supermarket to shop at this time?  I understand that it was one person earlier in the year.  And do we have to wear gloves? 

Thank you for all the advice you write on the forum, I really appreciate it.

Kimmy11

Posted: Fri Oct 30, 2020 6:17pm

Kimmy11

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Posted: Fri Oct 30, 2020 6:17pm

Hi Fay,

Yes, you do have to wear masks in the taxi - in fact, you have to wear a mask in almost every situation, except in your own home, eating in restaurants and swimming in the sea.  You can travel in your own car without masks, only if you're from the same household.  If you travel with people from a different household, you all have to wear masks.  You can both go shopping - again, always wearing masks and using the hand sanitizer on your way into the shop.  You don't generally have to wear gloves, except in food shops when you're handling fresh fruit and veg, but even that varies between shops.

Kind regards,

Kim

Fay50

Posted: Fri Oct 30, 2020 7:44pm

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Posted: Fri Oct 30, 2020 7:44pm

Kimmy11 wrote on Fri Oct 30, 2020 6:17pm:

Hi Fay,

Yes, you do have to wear masks in the taxi - in fact, you have to wear a mask in almost every situation, except in your own home, eating in restaurants and swimming in the sea.  You can travel in your own car without masks, only if you're from the same household.  If you travel with peo...

...ple from a different household, you all have to wear masks.  You can both go shopping - again, always wearing masks and using the hand sanitizer on your way into the shop.  You don't generally have to wear gloves, except in food shops when you're handling fresh fruit and veg, but even that varies between shops.

Kind regards,

Kim

Very many thanks. That’s a great help. Regards, Fay

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