Valencian Community should be a case apart

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Valencian Community a case apart
TOURISM HOPES: Valencian Community wants regional, not national, figures taken into account Photo credit: Hosbec

THE Valencian Community’s excellent Covid figures now outstrip those of Baleares and the Canary Islands.

Regional Tourism secretary Francesc Colomer mentioned these  to the UK’s consul Sarah Jane Morris during an online meeting recently reported in the Spanish media.

The Tourism chief asked for the Valencian Community – and the Costa Blanca above all – to receive the same treatment as Baleares and the Canaries once Britons are allowed to travel after May 17.

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There are currently 28.5 cases for every 100,000 Valencian Community inhabitants, compared with 62 per 100,000 in Baleares and 137 in the Canary Islands.

Colomer asked the consul to pass on the region’s hopes that when preparing its “Traffic Lights” travel system, the UK government considers not only national Covid incidence rates but also those of individual regions, as it is doing with the islands.

The Valencian Community’s excellent health situation should not be penalised by less encouraging figures from other regions, Colomer said.


Meanwhile, Hosbec, the Costa Blanca hoteliers’ association, sends out a weekly rundown of Covid cases to all tour operators, revealed secretary general Nuria Montes.

The association has also asked the UK not to apply Spain’s Covid figures to the Valencian Community.

“They have their own system for the islands,” Montes pointed out.



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Linda Hall
Linda came to Spain to live when she was 24, just over 52 years ago, and her husband is Spanish. She began writing for English-language local newspapers in the mid-1970s and hasn’t stopped since! She leads a Spanish life, which she believes is vital when conveying the news to English-speaking residents, and along the way she produced two editions of Expand Your Spanish, helping English-speakers to enlarge their knowledge of the language. She was excited to be in at the birth of the Euro Weekly News in 1999 and is still passionately writing for the paper 22 years later.

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