Emergency Spanish Wills made during Covid no longer valid

11 Aug: Spanish Wills made during Covid lockdown may not be valid

Did you make an ‘emergency’ Spanish Will during lockdown in Spain? 🚑 Understandably, at the height of the pandemic and during lockdown, clients without a Will but with assets in Spain were concerned what would happen to their Spanish home were COVID-19 to claim them. In response, a mechanism was put in place for emergency Wills to be drafted, signed and validated. Sun Lawyers offered this service on a complimentary basis. But there was less rigour in place than during…


25 Jan: Breaking: Covid travel tests in England and Scotland to end for fully vaccinated travellers

From 04:00 on Friday 11 February 2022, fully vaccinated passengers returning to England and Scotland from overseas will no longer need to arrange and take any Covid travel tests if they are fully vaccinated. The need to complete a passenger locator form remains. The form can now be completed three days ahead of a UK return rather than two. It is expected that the form will also be simplified, but not time scale is given for that change. At the…

Sunrise on the Costa Blanca

20 Sep: UK Government Travel advice updated from 4 October 2021

The rules on travellers returning to England from Spain are being simplified by the UK Government. From 0400 BST on Monday 4 October, the amber and green lists will be merged into one list. Spain is currently an amber-listed country. Anyone who is fully vaccinated will no longer have to take a PCR test before travelling back from Spain to England. Returning travellers will still have to take a PCR test two days after arrival, but this will be replaced…


02 Jul: 2 July – Entry into Spain

This is an abridged version of the full and detailed UK Government guidelines which can be found here.  Note: the information below is for information only and should not be relied upon as advice. It is liable to change at any time. Changes for entry into Spain from the UK From 2 July, the Spanish government requires all arrivals to Spain from the UK to present on entry one of the following: a negative COVID-19 test; or proof of vaccination….

International Travel

09 Apr: UK government announces plans for the resumption of international travel

Today the government made an announcement about how international will resume; but there are still practical questions that remain unanswered: A traffic light system will categorise countries based on risk Which country in which category will be announced early May Passengers will need to take pre and post COVID-19 tests for all categories Returning tests will need to be the more expensive PCR test, rather than lateral flow Government wants to see PCR test driven down from their current £120…


19 Feb: Updated information for UK Nationals Resident in Spain

The Spanish government has formally confirmed to the UK government that UK nationals who were legally residing in Spain before 1 January 2021, and as such are beneficiaries of the Withdrawal Agreement, can use any of the following documents to prove their residence status when entering Spain: Residence card issued under Article 18.4 of the Withdrawal Agreement (the TIE – Tarjeta de Identidad de Extranjero) Temporary or permanent EU residence certificate (Certificado de Registro de Ciudadanos de la Unión) Receipt…


08 Jan: Travel: Swapping quarantine for 72hr testing

For thousands of would-be UK travellers in search of Winter Sun, today’s news about testing before re-entry to the UK probably fell on deaf ears. We are not able to leave the country, so why the headlines about what’s changing to get back in! It’s a fair point, but there is a longer term aspect to this. Firstly, quarantine for travellers was a blunt instrument. You go away for a week and can’t leave the house for two! That was…