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Spain approves monkeypox vaccines plus Covid-19 booster shots for elderly and vulnerable people

SPAIN'S Ministry of Health has approved a vaccination against monkeypox to be used in a very small number of cases where people have had...

LATEST: What you need to know about the new Covid rules for travelling to Spain

AT long last, Spain has lifted restrictions on unvaccinated travellers from outside the EU visiting Spain for tourism purposes. The long awaited easing of travel...

LATEST: Spain extends ban on unvaccinated travellers until mid-June

SPAIN has yet again extended the existing entry ban on non-essential travel by non-vaccinated travellers from a long list of non-EU countries, including Brits...

Medics recognised in Spain for their work during pandemic on International Nurses Day

NURSES and other medics are being thanked for their hard work during the pandemic today, to coincide with International Nurses Day. Thousands of professionals worked...

European Union abolishes compulsory Covid-19 mask-wearing on planes BUT countries like Spain have ‘wiggle-room’ to continue

TWO European Union agencies have announced that mandatory mask wearing on planes and at airports will end on May 16. The EU Aviation Safety Agency...

Spain’s Asturias region gets very rare Covid-19 variant that has only been detected in South Africa

SCIENTISTS at the Asturias Central University Hospital have identified several Covid-19 cases with a new variant that is largely local to the region, One case...

BACK ON TRACK: Latest figures show Spain’s tourism sector is back to pre-Covid levels

SPAIN'S Minister of Tourism claims that ‘Spain is the fourth most searched tourist destination in the world'. Reyes Maroto confirmed that the Spanish tourist sector...

Madrid hospital worker masterminded database fraud to register ‘anti-vaxxers’ in Spain for Covid-19 certificates

THE Policia Nacional have arrested a hospital worker for masterminding a Covid-19 vaccination certificate fraud. The Prensa Iberica newspaper group has discovered that the man...

Fully vaccinated healthcare worker in Spain caught Covid twice within three weeks setting new record for reinfection

A 31-year-old woman in Spain set a record with the shortest known gap between infections when she caught Covid twice 20 days apart. Although it...

Mask free: Are people still wearing face masks in supermarkets in Spain?

SPAIN finally lifted the compulsory use of face masks in all indoor spaces on April 20, 700 days after the rule was brought in...

Spain’s Cabinet approves end of indoor mask wearing this Wednesday but with key exceptions

INDOOR mask wearing will end in Spain this Wednesday but with some key exceptions. The decision, which had been announced earlier this month, was formally...

Easter Covid update: How to stay safe during Semana Santa festivities in Spain’s Andalucia

THE Regional Ministry of Health and Families of Andalucia has published a list of health recommendations and mask use for a safe Easter Week...

Malaga nurse discovers mosquito in Moderna vaccine and forces recall of 765K doses across Spain and beyond

A MOSQUITO was discovered floating within a vial containing the Moderna vaccine forcing 760,000 doses to be recalled. A nurse from Malaga discovered the offending...

Benidorm bounces back: British visitors outnumber Spaniards for the first time since pandemic

IN a sure sign that things are returning to normal, industry insiders report that British holidaymakers again outnumber Spanish visitors to Benidorm for the...

Court dismisses corruption charges against Covid-19 queue-jumping Costa Blanca mayoral couple in Spain

A Denia judge has junked bribery and corruption charges against a Costa Blanca mayoral couple who got an early Covid-19 vaccination in January 2021. Els...

Businessmen to face court over controversial Madrid Covid-19 PPE deal which paid for luxury cars and a yacht in...

A Madrid court will pursue a corruption case involving two businessmen over a €14.2 million PPE contract with Madrid City Council. The deal was struck...

April 20: Spain to ditch compulsory indoor face mask wearing after Easter

SPAIN has announced when it will lift a requirement to wear face masks in indoor settings except when on public transports on inside hospitals...

Over 50% of people in Spain have been jabbed with a Covid-19 booster shot

OVER half of Spain's eligible population has now received a Covid-19 vaccine booster. Health Ministry figures on Friday show that 24.5 million third shots have...

Spain’s Hipra booster vaccine against Covid-19 could be ready by summer

A Covid-19 booster vaccine made by a Spanish pharmaceutical firm has moved a step closer to being approved and could be on the market...

Spain will discuss changes to indoor mask wearing rules at top-level health meeting in early April

THE one main remaining Covid-19 restriction of indoor mask-wearing is likely to be discussed next week at a national level. The next Interterritorial Council meeting,...

Spain drops quarantine for mild or asymptomatic Covid positive cases

FROM Monday March 28, Spain has dropped the requirements for those who test positive for Covid-19 to self-isolate if they are asymptomatic or have...

Covid-19 restrictions to end in Spain’s Costa Blanca except for indoor masks and smoking ban on outside terraces

NEARLY all Covid-19 pandemic restrictions have been removed in the Valencian Community, some two years after the coronavirus struck. Valencian president, Ximo Puig, announced on...

Doctors worry over ending indoor mask wearing too soon as Covid-19 cases rise in Spain

AN end to compulsory indoor mask-wearing may not happen yet in Spain as Covid-19 infections start to rise again. Despite optimism from Prime Minister, Pedro...

Two years since lockdown: What we know about the evolution of coronavirus pandemic in Spain

IT'S been two years since Spain declared a ‘state of emergency’ as the coronavirus swept across Spain and the nation was put into lockdown. The...

Daily Covid-19 infection updates scrapped in Costa Blanca and Valencia areas of Spain

A new sign of post-pandemic normality has been announced by the Valencian government with daily Covid-19 infection updates abolished. Figures on infections, deaths, and hospital...

ANALYSIS: How Spain’s Covid death toll compares to Europe and the rest of the world

SPAIN’S death toll during the pandemic was well above average for western Europe, an international comparison has found.  Worldwide 5.9 million people are recorded as...

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