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LOCKDOWN NEWS

 

Phase 3 and what it means.

 

From Monday 8th we can travel anywhere in Andalucia just announced by the Junta.

 

Time slots for everybody are abolished.

 

Gatherings of up to 20 people are allowed.

 

More people are allowed in cafes bars etc

 

Bull rings can be opened. 😪😪

 

Nightclubs can open, but no dancing.

 

Masks are still obligatory where you cannot keep 2 metre distance but always in shops or on  public transport.

 

Enjoy but remember to be careful.

 

Sue.

 

 

 

ENTERING SPAIN

 

Health Minister has just announced the tests that EVERY visitor will have to undergo before allowed to enter Spain freely

 

Health Minister Illa said that after Sunday June 21st., visitors entering Spain will have to undergo three types of controls: a written health declaration, a temperature check, and a visual screening. If travelers fail any of these tests, a physician will examine them and send them to the healthcare services of the region where they are going to spend their stay in Spain. In order to make these procedures smoother, airports are incorporating thermal imaging and digital declarations.

 

 

 

News from UK Embassy re TIE

Which will replace the green Residencia card for all UK members.

 

IMPORTANT UPDATE FROM THE BRITISH EMBASSY!

 

"As you will be aware from our previous posts and the Ambassador’s recent video, the Spanish government is introducing a new residency document for those UK nationals who are protected by the Withdrawal Agreement – the Tarjeta de identidad de extranjero or TIE. We understand that this will be introduced shortly and instructions are being issued to local authorities in the next few days. This will mean a revised appointments process for UK nationals – we expect details to be published on www.lamoncloa.gob.es and we will share this information as soon as we have it. We also understand that in some areas there may be a gap of about a week between the current system and the introduction of the new one, where no appointments will be available. This is a change in the system and does nothing to affect your overall rights.

Whether you have the green A4 certificate, the green credit card-sized version or whether you are issued directly with the TIE – all remain equally valid in demonstrating your rights as a beneficiary of the Withdrawal Agreement, even after the end of the Transition Period. You may choose to exchange your current certificate for a TIE in due course, but it is not obligatory.

We will update this post with further information as soon as it is available.

 

Sue

 

To Clarify

 

If you have A4 or credit sized Residencia card we do not have to change to TIE.

 

Some businesses are trying to make money out of us. If you are in the process of getting Residencia you will be given TIE. The British Embassy would like to know of any businesses that are insisting that you must change your Residencia card to  TIE as this is not true.