A sign of the times

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A sign of the times
OFFICIAL COMMUNIQUE: No entry to fiestas’ events without a Covid passport Photo credit: La Nucia town hall

LA NUCIA’S town fiestas in honour of San Rafael, the first since 2019, will be a little different this year.

During the three days of celebrations that begin on November 19, only members of the Peña fiestas’ associations and residents registered on the municipal Padron will be eligible to enter the municipal marquee where many events are to be held.  All will need to be in possession of a Covid passport.

At the time of the La Nucia announcement,  regional governments were still studying the legal implications of asking for a Covid passport in order to enter discos, restaurants and large-scale events.

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In the meantime La Nucia’s local government with Bernabe Cano at its head did not hesitate to issue an official communique, following the example set by Benidorm town hall where evidence of vaccination was required in order to attend concerts during the resort’s own fiestas.

“Security will control access to the marquee throughout the weekend,” the La Nucia communique has warned beforehand.


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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