Author - Laurence Lemoine

The question is, What will change for the British next Monday and January 1st, 2021??

We already know a few things about the new rules that the British citizens will have to follow, from 6th of July to 31st of December 2020, date that the United Kingdom will no longer be part of the European Union. The Withdrawal Agreement on the transitional period says that the British, already resident in Spain and planning to stay, will have the same rights as they do now. The only thing is that they will have to exchange their [...]

A few things to know before going to Spain

After 3 months of shutdown, this Sunday 21st of June, the controls at the borders between Spain and France will come to an end: this date will then allow the tourists and owners of second homes to move freely between the two countries.The same goes for the entire Spanish population, who will not only be able to move from one province to another, but also from one community to another without specific authorisation.This date also marks the end of [...]

(french) Quelle saison touristique pour l’Espagne ?

  L’été 2020 sera évidemment marqué par la crise sanitaire provoquée par le Covid-19 et ses conséquences sur le plan économique, social et touristique. L’Espagne dont le tourisme représente 12 % du PIB (jusqu’à 30 ou 40 dans certaines régions) risque de vivre l’été le plus morose de son histoire récente. En effet, si maintenant la date concernant l’ouverture des frontières reste maintenue au 21 juin (après 3 changements officiels) l’image de l’Espagne aura été sérieusement écornée alors que justement, les [...]

What if Spain attracted foreign remote workers?

Recently, Argentine businessman Martin Varsavsky, who has made a fortune in Spain, (Jazztel,, Fon) tweeted about the opportunities that Spain could and should take advantage of to limit the effects of the economic crisis linked to the Coronavirus. On his Twitter account, he described his vision of the economy, with "more tourism, but above all, permanent tourism".It is true, that this health crisis has revealed that remote working has normalised to the point that many companies like Twitter or [...]

Automatic extension of residence permits and visas

The Secretary of State for Migration has automatically extended the residence and work permits of foreign nationals for a further six months from the end of the state of alarm as published the day before yesterday in the Spanish Official State Gazette (BOE). According to the Ministerial Order, the said authorisations will be extended without the need to issue an individual resolution via the offices of Extranjeria.The aim of this measure is to prevent foreign citizens from finding themselves [...]

Mandatory quarantine of 14 days for those arriving in Spain

The measure has just been published in the Official Journal of the Spanish State (BOE) and will be made effective this Friday, May 15. It will affect all those who come from another country, it will be mandatory, will last 14 days and will continue until the end of the alarm state which is currently approved until May 24th, but that the government wishes to extend by 15 days. As a preventive measure against coronavirus, people arriving to Spain [...]

Here is a practical guide for going out on the Spanish streets

After 48 days of quarantine, residents of Spain are now able to get out of the house for walks and exercise in the open air, but only observing certain timetables and according to ageIn reality, the deescalation of coronavirus measures in Spain is yet to begin. The country is still in what the government has classed as Phase 0, i.e. the population remains confined and economic and commercial activities are practically halted. But today, Saturday, the slow advance toward [...]

Rentals, mortgages and credits: the new economic measures taken by the government

        The Spanish Government has approved this week a new specific package of measures to try to minimize the negative effects of the coronavirus.   Already last week the launch of a series of financial aids was announced to support SMEs and the self-employed in the midst of the health crisis.   In this new Royal Decree-Law 11/2020, of March 31, the Council of Ministers implements new measures or updates some already started with a series of new bonuses especially aimed for small businesses [...]