State of alarm is now over

The state of alarm is over, so what now? We are now in a three-phase de-escalation process. This started on 9th May. Here are the three phases and their start dates: Phase 1: Stabilization 9th – 31st May Phase 2: Advance 1st – 21st June Phase 3: Standardisation 21st June onwards What does it mean?Continue reading “State of alarm is now over”

New Speed Limits from 11th May

From 11th May, we will see new speed limits changing in towns, cities and villages throughout Spain. The changes are a part of a large reform of the Traffic Law that aim to improve road safety. Whereas a number of the towns, cities and villages have already made the change, there are some that hadContinue reading “New Speed Limits from 11th May”

Digital certificates in Spain

The National Currency and Stamp Factory, or Fábrica Nacional de Monedas y Timbres – Real Casa de la Moneda (FNMT-RCM), is a public business entity in Spain that is attached to the Ministry of Finance. The National Currency and Stamp Factory is the direct translation but translates more comprehensibly as The Royal Mint. Around tenContinue reading “Digital certificates in Spain”

Brexit changes impacting Spain for travellers and UK residents

Living in the EU UK citizens who moved to an EU member state before 31 December 2020 can stay living and working there but must register as a resident within the country where they live by 30 June 2021. Permitted Travel Period Britain and the EU have agreed on visa-free travel for brief visits. UKContinue reading “Brexit changes impacting Spain for travellers and UK residents”

Guide to ITVs in Spain

In this guide, we will walk you through the before, after and the nine steps during the ITV testing process for your vehicle. Make an appointment at your local ITV centre of choice. (If you need assistance with this, we can support you; please don’t hesitate to ask.) Make sure to arrive early, as someContinue reading “Guide to ITVs in Spain”

Is my UK Driving License valid in Spain post-Brexit?

“Spain (including Balearic and Canary Isles) You can continue to use your licence until 1July 2021. From 1 July 2021 you may need to take a test to exchange your licence. If you hold a licence from Gibraltar, Jersey, Guernsey or the Isle of Man, you should exchange your licence before 1 January 2021; otherwiseContinue reading “Is my UK Driving License valid in Spain post-Brexit?”

New fine when driving

The DGT have released a new fine of up to 200 euros for wearing a coat while driving. The legal text in which such a sanction would be covered is Article 18.1 of the General Regulations on Circulation. Which states that “the driver of a vehicle is obliged to maintain his own freedom of movement,Continue reading “New fine when driving”