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Spanish Border Updates

Daily Covid 19 Updates

State of Alarm - Updates 

10th May - The Bomberos Benidorm perform a risky rescue of a male, trapped on the cliffs of the Cala de L'almadrava of Benidorm.

Provincial firefighters based in Benidorm Park, have moved around 13:00 hours this festive morning, to the cliff area of the Cala de L'almadrava of Benidorm, to make a risky rescue of a male of English nationality , which for reasons unknown, had been blocked on one of the shelves of that cliff.
In the rescue device, several firefighters seconded to Benidorm Park, as well as local police officers, National Police and Health Services.
Firefighters have installed several lines of safety strings, in order to descend a stretch of the cliff and give first physical contact to the rugged, who has been placed a safety harness for further evacuation.
The rescued person was numb and having movement difficulties. Once rescued, he has been transferred to healthcare technicians, who as a preventive measure has moved him in an Ambulance to a nearby hospital. Story courtesy of Ahora Marina Baixa

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5th May - Benidorm reopens Elche and Séquia Mare Parks and Cala Mal Pas to federated swimmers

4th May - 60 arrested in Valencia for defrauding 20 million euros in a Fake inheritance scam

2nd May - Benidorm local police arrested for insulting a transsexual person

1st May - You may see lots of TRASPASA signs on well know business premises here in Benidorm, don´t panic they are not all for sale, this is a protest against the Spanish Government due to the new de-escalation rules and businesses requiring more financial assistance etc.

This is an awareness campaign intended to warn of the consequences of this initiative at such a difficult time for everyone, more than a hundred bars, cafes and restaurants have already hung up the sign with a view to a future more uncertain than ever. Uncertain also for the lack of information since associations report that they have not been informed of the health measures they should take.  This is a wake-up touch to the government thus announcing what could happen.

More updates to follow when they become available


30th April - The Major of Benidorm speaks out about tourism and health safety

29th April - Tui Updates flights cancelled up to 11th June

28th April - The bulk of the Avenida Mediterraneo redevelopment will be completed by mid-May. Citizens will be able to enjoy the new avenue as soon as the period of confinement ends.

Regarding lighting, the mayor reported that "by the end of this week, all the lighting columns and spotlights will be installed, and it is expected that the placement of the suspended lighting spheres planned in the Plaza de la Hispanidad and the avenue of the Mediterranean ”. Meanwhile, urban furniture is already being installed on the avenue.

The remodeling work of the Avenida del Mediterráneo and adjacent streets will be practically finished by mid-May, so "the public will be able to enjoy it as soon as the period of confinement, coupled with the state of alarm, ends." This has been advanced today by the mayor, Toni Pérez, who explained that “the work is progressing at a very good pace and by the first weeks of May the bulk of the work will have been completed, with only a few auctions being completed in the following weeks a "Once the supply problems derived from the alarm state are solved and in this case it has affected the pavement."

28th April - Five British people detained in La Nucia with 230 kilos of Marijuana

28th April - Amazing Weather - Waterspout in Alicante 27th April 2020, photos and video

24th April - Six detainees and 442 denounced in Benidorm for breaching confinement

24th April - The worlds strangest pedestrian crossing

24th April - Earthquakes in the Alicante area

23th March - Ryanair covid19 Updates

22nd April - Fake news or hoaxes on social media can be classed as a crime in Spain

21st April - A fire broke in a closed bar at the La Noria shopping center yesterday at around 19.00.  The rapid intervention of firefighters prevented the fire from spreading to neighboring businesses. Several crews from the Local and National Police were in attendance.  No injuries were reported.

A moment of the extinction work in the commercial premises.

18th April - Spain’s Labour Minister Yolanda Díaz has spoken out and has caused uproar amongst business owners

16th April - Hosbec calls for a one-year protection plan

16th April - Pharmacies will give three masks to each person over 65 or in a vulnerable situation.

8th April - Spain will slowly return to “normal life” starting on April 26th, says government

8th April - Police in Benidorm Arrest a British man for stealing from a supermarket at knife point

7th April - Police intensify the controls at the entrances of Benidorm due to the state of Alarm

6th April - British told to cancel holidays 'indefinitely' as Foreign Office changes travel advice

5th April - UK PM admitted to hospital over virus symptoms

5th April - Work on Alicante Field Hospital can now begin after several days delay due to technical problems.  Work should be completed by April 10th April.

5th April - Benidorm makes 70 apartments available to health workers during the state of alarm. 

These will provide places to rest away from the risks for themselves and their families. The Benidorm City Council and the Hosbec hotel management are going to make nearly 70 tourist apartments available to health personnel who provide services at the La Vila Joiosa district hospital, the Benidorm Clinic Hospital, IMED Levante and all the local health centers. while the coronavirus crisis lasts 

2nd April - People over 60, pregnant women and patients with certain diseases can get medication delivered to their homes

2nd April - Spanish police foil ATM scam and arrest two suspected of targeting elderly cashpoint users

2nd April - The Government decrees six-month extension of rents that expire during the state of alarm 

30th March - EasyJet Updates

25th March - 900 people fined in one day in the province

24th March - La Nucia Food Program

24th March - Coronavirus patient escapes hospital to return to his home in Benidorm

24th March - Vueling airline - Updates

24th March - Spanish army finds care home residents 'dead and abandoned'

23rd March - Benidorm modifies the work shifts of the Local Police 

23rd March - Boris Johnson addresses the UK on Coronavirus

22nd March - Armed forces move into Benidorm

22nd March - Package holiday refund rules could be suspended

22nd March - Benidorm opens the pavilion to help the homeless

21st March - Spanish doctors prepare to make difficult decisions

19th March - Chinese merchants in Benidorm donate masks to Local Police, Civil Guard and City Council staff.

18th March - Sixteen thousand tourists leave the Costa Blanca in one day

17th March - Spain announces €200 billion relief fund to combat the effects of coronavirus

16th March - Fines for tourists

16th March - Spain closes its borders to contain spread of coronavirus

15th March - Hotel closures - information

14th March - Arrested for defrauding more than 700,000 euros for selling face masks for the coronavirus in Alicante

14th March - Coronavirus in Alicante | Mayors ask tourists for "responsibility"

14th March - Exceptional measures of the Government and the Consell to stop the advance of the coronavirus

10th March - Visiting Europe from January 2021

9th March - Chinese stores close for fear of contagion - Food businesses in Alicante and Elche choose to take vacations

8th March - EasyJet flight to Alicante forced to turn back after 'fights' break out onboard

5th March - Flybe collapse - What are Your rights if you have a flight booked

4th March - Flybe on brink of collapse

28th Feb - A man is arrested in Benidorm, for posing as police to drain the bank account to an elderly couple

26th Feb - NEW flights between Teesside and Spain will be taking off this summer.

The flights to Alicante, which start on July 17, will be running twice a week from Teesside airport.

Danny Tetley Updates

Say goodbye to toll roads in our region


Be careful what you write on Social Media in Spain

Benidorm reopens the Castell after five months of work

The fight to keep the restaurant open on the Island continues  Peacock Island Cafe bar owner fights closure

 Arrested. Businessman who employed five workers without work permits in Valencia

 Cyclists don´t feel safe using the new bike lanes

16 more arrested in Benidorm for selling counterfeit products

Keep Benidorm clean. More than 120 kilos of rubbish removed from the sea

Concerns about large English pubs encroaching the center of Benidorm

Organised street begging rises in Benidorm

Mirador Updates - The Mirador, One of Benidorm ´s most famous landmarks is turned into a building site.

Kirsty Maxwell – Updates

New hotel planned for Benidorm New Town

Illegal Property Rentals – More Inspections in the future.

No Tourist Tax for Benidorm

Benidorm approves the request to reforms of the law, so that the trile (Peamen) are considered a crime

Beware the Bloodsucking Fly

The regulation of “segways” and electric scooters receives the “yes” in Benidorm

New Ryanair Duty Free Alcohol Rules

Alternative to Traditional Taxis announced in Benidorm

Fake news in British tabloids about gangs that drug tourists to rob them in Benidorm.  The Spanish Media Retaliate.

Spanish up in arms about FAKE news in the UK tabloids

Hoteliers demand a strict application of the law to fight against drunken tourism"

Drunk Brits to be banned from Benidorm?

FairFX with Benidorm Seriously

Med Playa Hotels sold to Azora

Tiki Beach Closes and now Re-opens

Missing Persons Post

Benidorm Bouncers

Police clamp down on the sale of Pornographic products

New rules and guidelines for Property Rentals

Three Beach Sellers arrested for selling Mojitos containing faecal remains

Britons die after taking Spanish painkiller Nolotil

Don’t Fall For the FB Message Scam Now Doing the Rounds


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