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Hoping to Fly to Alicante on the 22nd May

Posted: Fri May 14, 2021 2:58pm
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stevemurphy

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Hi all. Can anyone help me?. 

My wife and I are booked to fly to Alicante on the 22nd May in order to see how the work is going at our house on the Urb. However, there is no clear info either on the Spanish consulate website or from the FCO as to whether our trip will be thwarted when we arrive at Alicante by the border guards. We are not coming for a holiday, we are coming to check work carried out at our house, buy more materials and generally sort out stuff etc etc. Has anyone got any idea as to whether we will be allowed in? will I need to bring deeds to the house or contract with the builder to prove we are having work done? Hope someone can help.

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Steve

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Posted: Fri May 14, 2021 5:36pm

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Posted: Fri May 14, 2021 5:36pm

stevemurphy wrote on Fri May 14, 2021 2:58pm:

Hi all. Can anyone help me?. 

My wife and I are booked to fly to Alicante on the 22nd May in order to see how the work is going at our house on the Urb. However, there is no clear info either on the Spanish consulate website or from the FCO as to whether our trip will be thwarted when we arrive at Alicante by the border guard...

...s. We are not coming for a holiday, we are coming to check work carried out at our house, buy more materials and generally sort out stuff etc etc. Has anyone got any idea as to whether we will be allowed in? will I need to bring deeds to the house or contract with the builder to prove we are having work done? Hope someone can help.

Kind Regards

Steve

Hi Steve

This has been discussed extensively on the forum. This is the official U.K. position.

You need to be clear that, regardless of what the U.K. say, at any point, that the Spanish will allow you in. My understanding is that the position is still that you’re not to leave the U.K. and the Spanish won’t allow you in. Other members will correct that understanding if incorrect 🤪🥂

https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/spain

Paolo51

Posted: Fri May 14, 2021 9:02pm

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Posted: Fri May 14, 2021 9:02pm

Spanish nationals or Spanish residents only allowed into Spain recently extended to the end of May with a few exceptions, unfortunately coming to view how the building work on your house is going is not one of the exceptions.

stevemurphy

Posted: Fri May 14, 2021 9:08pm

stevemurphy

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Posted: Fri May 14, 2021 9:08pm

Paolo51 wrote on Fri May 14, 2021 9:02pm:

Spanish nationals or Spanish residents only allowed into Spain recently extended to the end of May with a few exceptions, unfortunately coming to view how the building work on your house is going is not one of the exceptions.

I think that’s changed in the light of Portugal welcoming tourists from Monday. Word is EU will follow suit next Wednesday. Fingers crossed.

Thanks for your your message though I hope you are wrong.

Regards

Steve

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Posted: Fri May 14, 2021 9:17pm

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Posted: Fri May 14, 2021 9:17pm

stevemurphy wrote on Fri May 14, 2021 9:08pm:

I think that’s changed in the light of Portugal welcoming tourists from Monday. Word is EU will follow suit next Wednesday. Fingers crossed.

Thanks for your your message though I hope you are wrong.

Regards

Steve

Even if Spain do let you in next week, unless things change, you are not currently allowed to leave the UK for the purposes you outline. Even if you did get out, bear in mind any travel insurance is likely to be invalid and you will have to quarantine on your return.

Mints

Posted: Sat May 15, 2021 9:51am

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Posted: Sat May 15, 2021 9:51am

stevemurphy wrote on Fri May 14, 2021 9:08pm:

I think that’s changed in the light of Portugal welcoming tourists from Monday. Word is EU will follow suit next Wednesday. Fingers crossed.

Thanks for your your message though I hope you are wrong.

Regards

Steve

My understanding is that currently you cannot get in to Spain but I am crossing my fingers this will change as word is we may be allowed in from 20 May but not confirmed. I also understand that building work is not an essential reason to travel. From 17th May the U.K. has lifted the ban on travel but advises against travel to red and amber countries. However it is no longer ILLEGAL to travel which it is currently. So assuming Spain let us in you can travel but you would need to check travel insurance on the back of being advised not to travel. I am watching closely as have flights booked for 25th to check on our house as worried it has been empty for several months!

Mints

Posted: Sat May 15, 2021 9:52am

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Posted: Sat May 15, 2021 9:52am

Mints wrote on Sat May 15, 2021 9:51am:

My understanding is that currently you cannot get in to Spain but I am crossing my fingers this will change as word is we may be allowed in from 20 May but not confirmed. I also understand that building work is not an essential reason to travel. From 17th May the U.K. has lifted the ban on travel...

... but advises against travel to red and amber countries. However it is no longer ILLEGAL to travel which it is currently. So assuming Spain let us in you can travel but you would need to check travel insurance on the back of being advised not to travel. I am watching closely as have flights booked for 25th to check on our house as worried it has been empty for several months!

Sorry should have said, quarantine would be required and PCR tests to get back into U.K. if you do end up being allowed to travel.

SteveMart

Posted: Sat May 15, 2021 12:27pm

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Posted: Sat May 15, 2021 12:27pm

Hi 

We are booked to go 21st June, but don't want to pay more for tests than the flights cost so hopefully things will improve, this new Indian variant is a bit of a worry, but would love to check our apartment. 

Chris74

Posted: Sat May 15, 2021 3:55pm

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Posted: Sat May 15, 2021 3:55pm

Hi Steve,

My friend got into Malaga 2 weeks ago just by providing his house deeds. Not sure if it’s any different because you’re going to Alicante, but would definitely take your house deeds and contract with builders if you are going to try.

good luck!

Chris.

Deb62

Posted: Sun May 16, 2021 6:08am

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Posted: Sun May 16, 2021 6:08am

Hi

We also have not visited our holiday home since last September and are desperate to get over and check everything is ok 🤞🏼

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