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Alicante Airport Information

Alicante Airport information - Originally named El Altet, is, as of 2017 the fifth-busiest airport in Spain based on passenger numbers, and the main airport serving the Valencian Community and the Region of Murcia.

 

 

News and information

Entry requirements into Spain

Alicante Airport new safety measures 

Covid19 testing at Alicante Airport 

Aena has provided Eurofins Megalab, Spain’s leading company for clinical analysis, designated spaces in twelve Spanish airports including Alicante, for the installation of laboratories for Covid-19 diagnostic testing.

Information phone - 900 100 880.  Opening hours 9 a.m. to 7pm.

This agreement confirms the commitment of Eurofins Megalab to fight the transmission of SARS-CoV-2, which contributes significantly to recuperation of aerial traffic of our country, the key element for reactivation of tourism activity and the country´s economy in general.

Eurofins Megalab has been already present at the following airports: Josep Tarradellas Barcelona-El Prat, Alicante-Elche, Valencia, Bilbao, Palma de Mallorca, Ibiza, Menorca, Tenerife Sur, Gran Canaria, Fuerteventura, César Manrique-Lanzarote and La Palma.

Eurofins Megalab has designed an ON LINE system for purchasing the test, booking an appointment and access to a consultation about the test results. Its objective is to minimize the risk of contagion and spreading of the virus. 

Available tests

  • PCR test
  • Quick PCR test.
  • Detection of antigens. Rapid test.
  • Detection of IgG and IgM antibodies. Rapid test.

More information can be found HERE 

January 2021 - New filter for British passengers who do not need a visa

Alicante-Elche Airport has enabled a special filter in the arrivals hall to cater for all the movement of passengers arriving every year in Alicante from Britain.   UK passports will be 'stamped' showing entry & exit dates.

  • British citizens will be able to come visa-free to Spain, as well as to any country in the Schengen zone, for up to 90 days within a 180-day period.  Check your holidays fall within these restrictions by using the Schengen Visa Calculator here.

British residents in the EU are illegally having their passports stamped by border patrol on entry. If you are a resident your passport should NOT be stamped. 

The main issue is that a passport stamp means, in theory at least, that the person has entered the Schengen area as a visitor not as a resident, so setting off the 90 day clock, so there could be issues down the line, in April, when they get to the end of the permitted period for visitors.

Alicante Airport Information

3rd November 2020

Alicante airport to carry the name of Miguel Hernández...He was a local poet, and the decision was agreed to celebrate the 110th anniversary of his birth.

The name change was approved on 30th October by the government as part of the celebration of the 110th anniversary of the birth of the poet.  formalities have begun to carry out the new name by which the terminal of El Altet would be renamed Alicante-Elche Miguel Hernández

Miguel Hernández was born on October 30th, 1910 in Orihuela and died on March 28, 1942

March 2020 Smoking terrace and viewing platform updates 

The airport of Alicante-Elche will shortly be opening a terrace of 130 square meters with “privileged” views to the aircraft parking platform and the runway for takeoff and landing.

Sources of Spanish Airports and Air Navigation (AENA) have advanced to Efe that this first and only terrace to the runway of the airport of Alicante-Elche will be part of a local “sports bar / pub” of 317 square meters on the corner of the building terminal of the boarding area.

This terrace will become the only point suitable for smokers in  the entire passenger boarding area.

The opening of the terrace is part of the renovation of the restoration area and will be located on a pre-boarding bridge building.

The terrace will have spectacular views of the maneuvers of landing and takeoff of aircraft, with the sea in the background, which adds that travelers can enjoy the outdoors and the generally good weather Alicante while waiting for flights.

Source and photo: Alicante Press

SHOPS AT ALICANTE AIRPORT

Alicante Duty Free - Floor 2. Departures. Passenger-only zone

High season, 4:00 to 0:00; low season, 4:00 to 22:00 h.

Arrivals Duty Free - Floor 0. Arrivals. Passenger-only zone

High season, 7:00 to 0:00; low season, 7:00 to 22:45 h.

Desigual - Floor 2. Departures. Passenger-only zone

High season, 7:00 a 21:00; low season, 8:00 to 20:00 h.

Encanto Alicante - High season, 7:00 to 22:00; low season, 7:00 to 21:00 h.

Floor 2. Departures. Passenger-only zone

Estanco, Tabacos - High season, 9:00 to 20:00; low season, 8:30 to 20:00.

Level 0. Exterior area

Express Duty Free - 07:00 to 23:00

Floor 2. Departures. Passenger-only zone

Farmacia - High season, 7:00 to 23:30; low season, 7:00 to 23:00 h.

Level 0. Arrivals. Public Zone

LOL Kids - High season, 5:30 to 23:30; low season, 8:00 to 20:00 h.

Floor 2. Departures. Passenger-only zone

LOL Sweets - High season, 5:30 to 23:30; low season, 8:00 to 20:00 h.

Floor 2. Departures. Passenger-only zone

Parfois - High season, 7:00 to 22:30; low season, 7:30 to 22:30 h.

Floor 2. Departures. Passenger-only zone

Petra Mora - 07:00 to 21:30

Floor 2. Departures. Passenger-only zone

Relay - High season, 5:00 to 23:00; low season, 6:00 to 22:00 h.

Floor 2. Departures. Public Zone

Sunglass Hut - High season, 6:30 to 20:00; low season, 7:00 to 21:30 h.

Floor 2. Departures. Passenger-only zone

Superskunk - High season, 05:00 to 22:00; low season, 06:00 to 21:00.

Floor 2. Departures. Passenger-only zone

Swarovski - 7:00 to 22:00 h

Floor 2. Departures. Passenger-only zone

The Fashion Place - High season, 7:30 to 21:30; low season, 7:30 to 20:30 h.

Floor 2. Departures. Passenger-only zone

The Market - 8:00 to 23:00 h.

Floor 0. Arrivals. Public Zone

Trucco - High season, 7:30 to 21:00; low season, 7:30 to 20:30 h.

Floor 2. Departures. Passenger-only zone

Victoria´s Secret - High season, 7:00 to 23:00; low season, 7:00 to 22:00 h.

Floor 2. Departures. Passenger-only zone

Weekend by MaxMara - High season, 7:30 to 21:00; low season, 7:30 to 20:30 h.

Floor 2. Departures. Boarding Area

WH Smith - High season, 5:00 to 22:00; low season, 6:00 to 22:00 h.

Floor 2. Departures. Passenger-only zone

WH Smith - High season, 9:00 to 18:00; low season, closed.

Floor 2. Departures. Passenger-only zone

LOST AND FOUND ITEMS AT ALICANTE AIRPORT

 

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The most miserable and rudest staff I have ever come across. Spend all time either chatting or on mobile phones and never smile. :sad:

Ronnie England
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Casino inside airport ---- £3 pint & £1.50 bottle of cider !! Straight across from " Carlsberg " pub ( 7 euros ? pint ". 11 euros for a BURGER !!!? )

Shug Mclean
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Alicante airport - ORENES Sports bar & Casino...delicious coffee to take away €1.50...cheaper than Doncaster!!

Jackie Stanley
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New bar at the far end after burger king 3e a pint.

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