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Spain rejects ending mask use on flights into the country

SPAIN has confirmed face masks will remain compulsory on flights into the country, despite the European Union lifting the obligation on member states. Spanish Health...

Tourists are pouring back to Spain but still fall short of pre-Covid pandemic numbers

SPAIN welcomed four million foreign tourists in March- a number that's eight times higher than a year earlier, but still below pre-Covid pandemic levels. Figures...

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...

British councillor announces resignation from Mar Menor council in Spain for health reasons

ILL health has forced a British councillor to resign from Los Alcazares council after being in post for just 13 months. Jo Scott filled a...

Spain’s Andalucia breaks tourism record for Easter Week with 878K visitors

AFTER two dark years for tourism due to the Covid-19 pandemic, Andalucia has broken its own record this Easter by receiving 878,000 tourists to...

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...

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...

Fugitive TikTok healer who ‘cures’ Covid-19 patients is jailed after fleeing long prison term for child sex abuse in...

A self-styled preacher who posted TikTok videos claiming he could cure people of Covid-19 has been arrested in the Basque Country after skipping a...

IN PICS: Semana Santa processions get underway in Sevilla as Spain celebrates Easter

Semana Santa is celebrated across all of Spain but the biggest and most important Holy Week processions take place in Sevilla, as the Olive Press’s Jorge Hinojosa found out on Palm Sunday.

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...

Ukraine refugees get free training for hospitality and tourism jobs in Spain’s Benidorm and Costa Blanca areas

UKRAINIAN refugees in the Valencian Community can get free training to work in the region's hospitality and tourism sectors. Many seasonal vacancies normally taken by...

LATEST: Spain ‘clears up confusion’ and insists unvaccinated travellers from UK will NOT be allowed entry in time for...

IN a move that will frustrate those unvaccinated British travellers who hoped to visit Spain over Easter, authorities have clarified the rules of entry,...

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 looks forward to busy Easter holiday season boosted by big return of foreign tourists

SPAIN is expecting a healthy tourist Easter with foreign visitors projected to return to 80% of 2019 levels- the year before the Covid-19 pandemic...

Spain’s Andalucia reluctant to do away with face mask rule in indoor public spaces

RULES around face coverings are easing across Spain, but they are still required in some settings, specifically indoor public spaces. Following recent debates between the...

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,...

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...

Firstly Covid-19 and now bad weather cancels famous St. Patrick’s Day parade on Spain’s Costa Blanca

THE famous St. Patrick's Day parade on the Cabo Roig strip scheduled for Thursday has been cancelled for the third successive year. A poor weather...

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...

Spain postpones decision on ending compulsory indoor mask wearing as Covid-19 infections tumble

NO decision was made on Thursday over when indoor mask-wearing rules will be relaxed in Spain. Last weekend, Prime Minister, Pedro Sanchez, speculated that mandatory...

Holiday bookings to Benidorm are rising but bars and restaurants say ‘big-spending’ Russians will be missed in Spain

BENIDORM tourist groups say bookings are picking up but add that 'big-spending' Russian visitors will be missed due to grounded flights prompted by the...

Covid-19 death toll passes 100,000 mark in Spain

SPAIN has passed 100,000 deaths attributed to Covid-19 since the start of the pandemic two years ago. Health ministry figures on Wednesday recorded an additional...

Spain travel rules ease to allow entry to those vaccinated with all WHO-approved jabs

NON-EU TRAVELLERS heading on holiday to Spain will no longer need to have an EU approved vaccination to get into the country as long...

Over 9,000 COVID-19 deaths recorded since start of pandemic in Costa Blanca and Valencia areas of Spain

THE coronavirus pandemic death toll has gone over the 9,000 mark in the Valencian Community. Thursday's Health Ministry figures reported an additional 15 deaths taking...

COVID-19 emergency field hospital gets taken down in Spain’s Valencia

WORK has started to take down a COVID-19 emergency field hospital erected next to Valencia's La Fe hospital. It was put up in the early...

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