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EU citizens free to travel to Spain without restrictions but Brits still need to present COVID-19 certificate

EU and Schengen Area passengers will now not need to present proof of a negative COVID-19 test or be vaccinated to enter Spain. But Brits,...

Spain’s Andalucia sees arrival of 900,000 doses of Covid-19 vaccines adapted to variants

THE vaccination drive using this new delivery of vaccines will begin today, September 26, throughout Spain—with a total of 933,120 doses delivered to Andalucia...

Could the days of wearing masks on Spain’s public transport be coming to an end?

While the use of facemasks as a means of preventing the spread of Covid-19 has long been abandoned in the United Kingdom, in Spain...

Spain’s health minister announces arrival of 10m Covid-19 vaccines adapted to variants

SPAIN'S health minister Carolina Darias today announced that 10 million doses of Covid-19 vaccines would be arriving in Spain over September, adding that these...

Sad milestone as Covid-19 deaths hit 10,000 mark in Costa Blanca and Valencia areas of Spain

30 MONTHS on from the start of the Covid-19 pandemic, the unwanted landmark of 10,000 coronavirus deaths has been reached in the Valencian Community. Figures...

Hospital ICU Covid-19 cases in Spain hit lowest point since early days of pandemic

INTENSIVE care hospital admissions for Covid-19 have fallen to their lowest number since the Ministry of Health started publishing figures. 241 ICU cases were reported...

Legal probe into Spain grossly overpaying for Chinese PPE gowns during Covid-19 pandemic

THE European Public Prosecutor's Office will investigate whether Spain's Health Ministry grossly overpaid for Chinese disposable PPE gowns during the early stages of the...

Spain’s new Covid vaccine gets massive EU order despite no official approval to use it

THE European Commission has agreed to buy 250 million doses of Spain's Hipra Covid-19 vaccine despite the European Medicines Agency(EMA) yet to formally approve...

Spain’s Andalucia to roll out fourth dose of Covid-19 vaccine this autumn

THE second booster jabs are due to arrive in Andalucia this coming September or October, the Junta has announced. As with the first booster jab,...

Spain’s newly-developed Covid vaccine, Hipra, claims good protection against Omicron variants

SPAIN'S new Covid-19 vaccine made by Girona-based pharmaceutical company Hipra is producing a good antibody response to the current range of Omicron variants that...

Hospitals in Spain at high risk due to coronavirus spike

COVID-19 patients are occupying more than 10% of hospital beds—placing Spanish hospitals at ‘high risk.’ According to an update from the Ministry of Health yesterday,...

Spain’s Andalucia in favour of bringing back indoor mask mandate as Covid-19 cases rise

THE Junta has announced that it is in favour of reinstating a mask mandate for indoor public spaces and crowded outdoor areas. The announcement was...

Game Changing medication for Covid now available in Spain

Tablets that reduce the severity of Covid-19 symptoms can now be bought in different regions across Spain Paxlovid is now available in Andalucia, and in...

Spain’s Queen Letizia tests positive for Covid

Officials have confirmed to the Olive Press on behalf of the Spanish royal family that Queen Letizia has tested positive for Covid-19. Speaking exclusively to...

Mayor of Spain’s Malaga tests positive for Covid

BY Livia Cockerell THE current wave of Covid is taking its toll on Malaga´s town hall.  On Thursday, four councillors were unable to attend the plenary...

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...

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