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Travellers to England need a negative Covid test

All international travellers to England, including UK nationals, will be required to present a negative Covid-19 test taken up to 72 hours prior to...

Holiday voucher scheme enters second phase

The first phase of the Valencia government’s discount scheme for residents to holiday in the region, Viatgem CV ended the year with 9,842 bookings. The...

Call for action over electricity costs

The government cannot ignore the ‘brutal’ tariff rises in the electricity market during the cold snap and must apply regulations to stop speculation, according...

Commercial centres under the microscope

The regional government will carry out checks to make sure that commercial centres are following rules on limiting the number of shoppers who can...

Contingency plans activated to deal with Covid surge

Non-urgent operations are being postponed by the regional health authority as hospitals take action to deal with the increasing intake of Covid-19 patients. Director general...

Snow covers the Alicante interior

Following several days of low temperatures, precipitation associated with Storm Filomena hit south-eastern Spain bringing heavy falls of snow for inland areas. The north and...

New measures for the Valencia region

The regional government is bringing in stricter measures to clamp down on the spread of Covid-19. Regional president Ximo Puig has just announced that bars...

Record low for forest fires

The lowest number of forest fires on record was registered in the Valencia region during 2020. Director general for the prevention of forest fires, Diego...

Snow alert for inland Alicante

The interior of Alicante province has been placed on yellow alert for snow on Thursday. According to state weather agency AEMET, snow could fall above...

Health minister to stand down

Minister for health Salvador Illa will stand down from his post at the end of the month. The 54-year-old politician, who has managed the Covid-19...

Covid-19 hospital admissions increase

The rise in cases of Covid-19 is hitting hospitals in the Valencia region. The number of patients being treated for coronavirus had gone up from...

‘Brexit’ support service for British residents

The Valencia government will set up a telephone information service for British people who live in the region to give them ‘information and support’...

Vaccinations underway in Valencia region

Yesterday (Sunday) Batiste Martí, aged 81, was the first person in the Valencia region to be vaccinated against Covid-19. He was given his jab at...

EC calls for lift on UK travel ban

The European Commission has called on Member States to re-establish travel links with the UK. In a press release they advised that ‘flight and train...

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‘Enormous worry’ over rocketing cases

The Valencia region reported 9,810 new cases of Covid-19 on Wednesday, which were registered in the previous 24 hours – the highest daily figure...

Extra aid for businesses