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Nearly half of people in Spain favour compulsory COVID-19 vaccinations

ALMOST half of people in Spain are in favour of mandatory vaccinations to reduce the spread of the coronavirus. The findings come in the latest...

NEW TRAVEL RULES: England introduces cheaper COVID testing for fully-vaxxed travellers from non-red list countries including Spain

FULLY vaccinated passengers and children arriving in England from non-red list countries such as Spain will be able to take a cheaper lateral flow...

Double standards: Fully-vaxxed Brit expats arriving in UK from Spain discover they don’t have the same quarantine exemptions as...

AN Olive Press reader has slammed the “double standards” imposed by UK authorities after discovering a major pitfall of visiting the UK from Spain...

British Benevolent Fund extends help to expats on Costa del Sol amid twin challenges of Covid-19 and Brexit

A MADRID charity set up to help Brits in Spain who find themselves beset by financial difficulties has expanded to the Costa del Sol...

Face masks rules to remain in place in Spain until spring 2022

PEOPLE in Spain will be expected to wear face masks in indoor public spaces until Spring next year, says Minister of Health, Carolina Darias. With...

Spain officially declared ‘low risk’ as COVID-19 infection rate drops

SPAIN'S coronavirus incidence has dropped below an average of 50 cases per 100,000 people for the first time in 15 months, reaching the threshold...

Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine booster shots approved for Spain and the European Union

SPAIN is set to start dishing out booster COVID-19 vaccinations from October after official approval was given for a third vaccine shot. The European Medicines...

Madrid to lift all COVID-19 restrictions at bars, clubs, restaurants and entertainment venues but masks still required indoors

RESTRICTIONS at hospitality and entertainment venues will be lifted in the Madrid region from Monday October 4. For the first time since the pandemic began...

EXPLAINER: These are the new COVID-19 measures—including face mask rules—in Spain’s Andalucia from Friday

HALF of Andalucia’s health districts are set to be given the green light to transition into Alert Level 0. Following a meeting by the territorial...

Vaccination centre closes its doors with 90% of local teenagers jabbed against Covid-19 on Spain’s Costa Blanca

ORIHUELA’S El Escorratel social centre has now packed away vaccination equipment and returned to its traditional function, after immunising 90% of local people aged...

‘Mission Accomplished’: What you need to know about ‘new normal’ as COVID-19 restrictions lifted across Costa Blanca and Spain’s...

THE region of Valencia has moved into a new phase of ‘de-escalation’ of COVID-19 restrictions which begins on Tuesday, September 28 and will last...

COVID crisis funds approved for 10,000 businesses on Spain’s Balearic Islands

THOUSANDS of businesses and freelancers affected during the Covid pandemic will receive a share of €835.7 million in state funding on the Balearic Islands. The...

No jab no entry: Spain’s Valencia region considers COVID-19 passports to enter bars and nightclubs

If you're not jabbed, you're not coming in. That could soon be the reality at late night bars and nightclubs across the Valencia region, writes Rob Kiteley.

WATCH: Students break COVID rules with massive illegal street party at university in Spain’s Madrid

A MASSIVE illegal street party involving an estimated 25,000 students took place at Complutense University on Friday night. Police described it as the ‘biggest bottellon...

Balearics bounce back: Regional president puts rosy glow on post-pandemic recovery

THE Balearics president Francina Armengol has told the regional parliament that the Islands are bouncing back and will achieve a full economic and employment...

Improved Covid rates lead to calls for extra high-speed trains to Madrid from Spain’s Costa Blanca

THE TOURISM Department of Orihuela has demanded that ADIF (Administrador de Infraestructuras Ferroviarias) provide extra trains to cope with the increase in demand for...

COVID-19 VACCINE: Spain to give booster jab to care home residents and other vulnerable groups

SPAIN has announced it will immediately roll out plans to administer a third dose of Covid-19 vaccine to those considered the most vulnerable. Elderly people...

COVID SPAIN: Ban on religious processions lifted in Andalucia

RELIGIOUS processions will be taking place across Andalucia following the Bishop’s decision to lift the ban.  Bishop of Malaga, Jesus Catala signed a decree this...

COVID in Spain: What you need to know about ‘new normal’ in Andalucia as restrictions lift

ALMOST all of Andalucia’s remaining COVID-19 restrictions are to end from this Thursday, the Junta has confirmed. Full capacity will be allowed cinemas, churches,  theatres...

Covid compensation severely affected by “damaging” price of fuel and energy, claims mayor on Spain’s Costa Blanca

FINANCIAL AID for businesses affected by the Covid-19 pandemic on the Costa Blanca has been severely affected by the price rises for fuels and...

Incidence rate in Spain’s Andalucia falls to August 2020 levels

THE current cumulative incidence rate in Andalucia for COVID-19 stands at 98.6 cases per 100,000 inhabitants in the last 14 days—the lowest it has...

Temporary terrazas make way for car parking in Mallorca’s Palma with loosening of COVID restrictions on restaurant dining

It’s a step towards a return to normality as indoor capacity will be increased for hospitality venues, helping to create more parking in Palma...

DAMP SQUIB: Holiday season to end early in Spain’s downmarket resort of Magaluf

MANY hotels in Magaluf are set to close for the season within two weeks as reduced bookings means it's not worth keeping them open. But...

Spain pioneers new Covid skin test that shows immunity and whether third vaccine is needed

SPANISH scientists have developed a new low-cost skin test that shows COVID-19 immunity and determines whether a third vaccine dose is required. The test which...

WARNING: Airlines are giving travellers wrong Covid testing information when flying between UK and Spain

AIRLINES are giving out incorrect information on Covid testing requirements which could potentially see travellers turned away from flights and “out of pocket”, a...

COVID-19 infections and hospital case continue falling in Costa Blanca and Valencia areas of Spain

355 new COVID-19 cases were declared today(September 10) in the Valencian Community. The Friday total is down on last week's 582 infections and 854 cases...

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