Catalaanse dorp Calonge wil eerste ‘boeken-dorp’ van Catalonië en Spanje worden

Het dorp Calonge aan de Costa Brava in de provincie Girona wil het eerste ‘boeken-dorp’ van Catalonië en waarschijnlijk ook van Spanje worden. Om dat te bewerkstelligen is de gemeente op zoek naar ondernemers die met originele ideeën komen om de 7 lokalen die worden aangeboden te bezetten. Uiteraard moet het iets met boeken te maken hebben en het lijkt erop dat het initiatief succesvol is want er zijn 130 ideeën binnengekomen bij de gemeente en er is veel interesse voor het culturele initiatief.

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Can I visit Spain? The latest advice as UK arrivals face quarantine

Spain will reopen its borders to most European tourists from June 21 – 10 days earlier than previously planned – but there is confusion over whether Britons will be welcome.

The Mediterranean summer favourite will permit the entry of visitors from the European Union and the Schengen area, which also includes non-EU countries such as Switzerland and Norway, from Sunday.

Foreign Minister Arancha Gonzalez Laya initially said travellers from Britain, which is still considered part of the EU during the Brexit transition period, will also be allowed to enter.

Read more at The Telegraph.

Spain to reopen borders on June 21

Spain will open its borders to members of the EU’s Schengen Zone and the UK on June 21. The border was originally due to remain closed until July 1.

Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez announced the decision today during a conference call with regional leaders, as reported by Spanish newspaper El Pais.

The Portuguese border will remain shut until July 1 on the request of Portuguese PM Antonio Costa.

Travellers from other, non-Schengen countries will be allowed into the country without the need to self-quarantine from July 1 onwards, if there is a reciprocal agreement on travel.

After recording its first cases of Covid-19, Spain introduced one if Europe’s strictest lockdowns. Borders were closed on March 14 and a ‘state of alarm’ has restricted Spanish citizens from moving freely throughout the country – something that will also end on June 21.

Unlike the rest of Spain, the Balearics will welcome visitors as of tomorrow as part of a pilot reopening plan.

To date, Spain has recorded more than 290,000 cases of Covid-19 and 27,000 deaths.

Source: The Telegraph

Ryanair Welcomes Spain Reopening For Tourism From 1 July

Italy, Cyprus, Greece, Portugal, Spain Now Open For Holidays

Ryanair, Europe’s largest low fares airline, today (Tues 26 May) confirmed it plans to operate 40% of its normal July flight schedule, as Spain this weekend, announced it would remove travel and visitor restrictions from 1 July, mirroring earlier plans announced by Italy, Cyprus, Greece, and Portugal to reopen their hotels and beaches for the key July-Aug family holiday season.

Ryanair will be offering daily flights from countries all over Northern Europe including Ireland, the UK, Belgium, Holland, Germany to the key holiday airports of Portugal, Spain, Italy, Greece and Cyprus from 1 July.

To celebrate the lifting of these travel restrictions across Europe, Ryanair has launched a seat sale for travel in July & Aug with fares starting from just €29.99 one way, but these seats must be booked by midnight Thurs 28 May.

Ryanair’s CEO Eddie Wilson said:

“After 4 months of lockdown, we welcome these moves by Governments in Italy, Greece, Portugal, Spain and Cyprus to open their borders, remove travel restrictions and scrap ineffective quarantines. Irish and British families, who have been subject to lockdown for the last 10 weeks, can now look forward to booking their much needed family holiday to Spain, Portugal, Italy, Greece, and other Mediterranean destinations, for July & Aug before the schools return in Sept.

Ryanair will be offering up to 1,000 daily flights from 1 July, and we have a range of low fare seat sales, perfect for that summer getaway, which we know many parents and their kids will be looking forward to as we move out of lockdown and into the school holidays.

All Ryanair flights will operate with new health guidelines in place, which will require all passengers (and Ryanair crews) to wear face masks at all times in the airport terminals and on board our aircraft, in compliance with EU guidelines.

We look forward to welcoming millions of Ryanair passengers and their families back on board, and flying them on holiday as Europe’s economies begin to recover from these difficult recent lockdowns, which have been so successful in reversing the spread of the Covid-19 virus.”



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De pendeldienst naar de luchthaven is maximaal twee personen per rit. Het gebruik van een masker is essentieel om van deze dienst gebruik te kunnen maken. Na elke rit wordt het voertuig schoongemaakt.

Alleen creditcardbetaling wordt geaccepteerd.

Het is essentieel om op veilige afstand te blijven en een masker te gebruiken als de transferservice wordt gebruikt.