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Terrace tax suspended until 2023 in city with huge expat population on Spain’s Costa Blanca

ROJALES City Council, which incorporates the popular expat town of Ciudad Quesada, has extended the suspension of the taxes due for outside seating and...

No plans for new COVID-19 restrictions before Christmas as infections rise in Costa Blanca and Valencia areas of Spain

NEW COVID-19 health restrictions in the Valencian Community have been ruled out by regional president, Ximo Puig, at least for the time being. Speaking this...

New health campaign launched as COVID-19 cases rise in Costa Blanca and Valencia areas of Spain

A new campaign emphasising COVID-19 health safety rules has been announced in the Valencian Community. Coronavirus virus infection rates have gone up recently though hospital...

Benidorm will give ‘on the spot’ COVID-19 vaccines to tourists on Spain’s Costa Blanca

BENIDORM will offer COVID-19 vaccines to foreign visitors in a traditionally busy tourist spot of the city. The regional mobile vaccination team will be outside...

Coronavirus incidence rate creeps up and pushes Spain into ‘medium risk’ category again

THE COVID-19 incidence rate in Spain has risen slightly over the past week and is now at 51.61 cases per 100,000 inhabitants. The latest data...

UPDATE: New change to Covid paperwork requirements for UK travellers into Spain

AMIDST all the other concerns about the amount of official documentation required to travel under Covid-19 restrictions, the Home Office have announced another update. Spain...

Top health expert in Spain says mass COVID-19 booster vaccinations are not needed ‘in general’

SPAIN'S high-profile director of Coordination of Health Alerts and Emergencies, has said that he does not see the need for a third COVID-19 vaccine...

Spain pledges to donate 20million COVID-19 vaccines to third world countries

THE Spanish Prime Minister pledged to donate a further 20 million doses of Covid-19 vaccine to developing countries.  “The best thing we can do is...

NHS COVID-19 pass now accepted across EU in move that will ease travel for fully-vaxxed British travellers

THE European Commission has announced that from Friday October 29, the British NHS COVID pass will be accepted as full proof of vaccination, equivalent...

What you need to know as Spain’s flu vaccine campaign officially gets underway

THE Health Ministry has officially launched this year’s flu vaccine campaign across Spain, but who is eligible? And how do you get a jab? Firstly...

Benidorm on Spain’s Costa Blanca could face ‘special measures’ over high COVID-19 infection rate

BENIDORM'S high COVID-19 infection rate of 286 cases per 100,000 people could lead to 'special measures' being introduced in the Costa Blanca resort. The warning...

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...

COVID rules: Fully-vaxxed travellers from Spain to UK can now use cheaper lateral flow tests instead of PCR

NEW rules allowing fully-vaxxed travellers flying into England to take lateral flow tests instead of  PCR tests come into force from Sunday. Fully-vaccinated people arriving...

REVEALED: UK has Covid rates SEVENTEEN times higher than Spain but travel restrictions remain

THE UNITED KINGDOM currently has Covid-19 infection rates SEVENTEEN times higher than Spain. Despite this, travel restrictions between the two countries imply that travelling from...

Nightclubs in Murcia area of Spain can return to full capacity this Saturday

MURCIA nightclubs and function rooms have been allowed by the regional Supreme Court to use EU COVID certificates in order to achieve 100% capacity. The...

Two wings in Spanish prison go into lockdown due to major COVID-19 outbreak

TWO wings in a Spanish prison have gone into lockdown with dozens of inmates isolating due to a major coronavirus outbreak. There are currently 31...

Early boosters set for people injected with Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccines in Spain

NEARLY two million people in Spain injected this year with the single-dose Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine are set to be bumped up the...

Morocco bans flights to and from UK ‘until further notice’ due to rising COVID rates but government ‘sticking to...

MOROCCO has banned flights to and from the UK indefinitely because of the rising Coronavirus infection rates, but government officials still don't have plans...

Using a COVID certificate could restore full indoor capacity for late bars and nightclubs in Murcia area of Spain

MURCIA'S Ministry of Health wants the EU COVID certificate to be used to restore 100% indoor capacity in nightlife businesses and banquet/party venues. Current rules...

Spain names the country that’s importing the biggest number of COVID-19 cases

SPAIN has named Romanian arrivals as bringing in the highest number of detected COVID-19 cases in the last month. Not far behind is the United...

Spain joins EU-funded taskforce to tackle fraud and help protect €800 billion Covid-relief fund

OPERATION SENTINEL was launched this week, October 15, by Europol in a bid to combat an anticipated wave of fraud as almost 807 billion...

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...

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...

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