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Single-day COVID-19 case record broken in Costa Blanca and Valencia areas of Spain

A new single-day record for new COVID-19 cases has been reported in the Valencian Community this Wednesday(January 5). The regional health ministry declared 12,043 new...

‘NO TO SCAREMONGERING’: Schools to reopen for regular classes in Spain next Monday (Jan 10)

SPAIN'S central government has agreed along with regional presidents to restart the school term next Monday, January 10, with regular classes despite record-breaking COVID-19...

Record COVID-19 case numbers don’t lead to new restrictions for Costa Blanca and Valencia areas of Spain

SOARING coronavirus infections are not forcing any imminent new restrictions in the Valencian Community 22,800 new COVID-19 cases were reported on Monday, taking in the...

Unvaccinated people told to stay away from New Year’s Eve parties in Costa Blanca and Valencia areas of Spain

VALENCIAN Community residents who have received no COVID-19 vaccines have been told to stay away from New Year's Eve parties. The appeal came this Thursday...

Three Kings Parade in Spain’s Valencia City cancelled over COVID-19 concerns

VALENCIA City has scrapped next Wednesday's Three Kings parade because it cannot guarantee that COVID safety rules can be followed. It has however exploring a...

No plans for tougher COVID-19 restrictions for New Year and Three Kings holidays in Costa Blanca area of Spain

FRESH restrictions to counter the latest wave of the COVID-19 pandemic are not coming yet to the Valencian Community. Valencian president, Ximo Puig, said that...

Spain gets ready to watch King Felipe’s annual Christmas Eve speech

KING Felipe VI will deliver his traditional Christmas Eve message to the nation this Friday evening. His speech, recorded at his Zarzuela Palace home in...

ANALYSIS: The stats that reveal who died from COVID-19 in Spain during first year of pandemic

SPAIN’S National Institute of Statistics (INE) this month published the first dataset on COVID-19 deaths according to age and location. The figures allow for visualisation...

Hospitality and non-essential businesses ordered to close each night at 1.00 am starting on Christmas Eve in Murcia area...

THE Murcia region has rushed in a new set of restrictions ahead of Christmas which results in all non-essential businesses having to close between...

LATEST: What you need to know about Spain making face masks compulsory again even outdoors

MASKS will have to be worn outdoors at all times in Spain as COVID-19 infections rise to new record levels. Prime Minister, Pedro Sanchez, told...

Judges endorse COVID-19 passports for all bars and restaurants in Costa Blanca area of Spain

THE Valencian Superior Court(TSJ) has approved a new list of indoor areas where a COVID passport will have to be used. The TSJ backed the...

COVID passports in Spain and rest of EU to expire after 9 months if there is no booster shot

EU COVID certificates will expire after 9 months if the holder has not received a booster vaccine dose. The European Commission this Tuesday confirmed a...

Rafa Nadal has COVID-19 after returning home to Spain from Abu Dhabi tournament

SPANISH tennis ace Rafa Nadal has tested positive for COVID-19 after taking part in an exhibition event in Abu Dhabi. The former world number one...

COVID-19 passports extended across hospitality and entertainment sectors in Costa Blanca area of Spain

ALL hospitality businesses will fall under compulsory COVID-19 passport rules in the Valencian Community. Valencian president, Ximo Puig, announced the extension this Monday. Only businesses with...

COVID-19 passports to be extended to indoor hospitality and leisure venues in Andalucia area of Spain

ANDALUCIA will extend COVID passports to indoor access for hospitality and leisure businesses. The regional Superior Court court(TSJA) approved the measure in Granada this Friday. The...

Spain confirms 40 Omicron variant COVID-19 cases so far

40 cases of the Omicron COVID-19 variant have been confirmed in Spain, according to Health Minister, Carolina Darias. Speaking in Congress this Thursday, she said...

Spain extends COVID-19 vaccine booster shots to people in their 40s and 50s

BOOSTER doses of COVID-19 vaccines are to be rolled to people in Spain aged between 40 and 59 years. The injections will follow six months...

Compulsory use of COVID-19 passports may be expanded in Costa Blanca and Valencia areas of Spain

THE number of areas where a COVID-19 passport is needed to gain access could be enlarged in the Valencian Community. Entry to indoor hospitality businesses...

Spain committing ‘harakiri’ over UK tourists and new child COVID-19 vaccine rules

A Spanish tourism group says the country is committing 'harakiri' by requiring proof of full vaccination against COVID-19 for British children aged 12 and...

First Omicron COVID-19 case is confirmed in Costa Blanca and Valencia areas of Spain

THE first COVID-19 infection involving the Omicron variant has been officially confirmed in the Valencian Community. The contagious coronavirus strain has been detected in a...

Omicron COVID-19 test kit unveiled by pioneering Costa Blanca scientists in Spain

AN Elche company has produced a test kit to identify the Omicron COVID-19 variant. Genetic PCR Solutions was one of the first laboratories in the...

Christmas restrictions could be introduced if COVID hospital numbers soar in Costa Blanca and Valencia areas of Spain

VALENCIA region president, Ximo Puig, has warned that COVID hospital rates will determine whether extra restrictions are brought in over the Christmas period. The latest...

Gibraltar confirms three cases of Omicron variant of COVID-19 and offers boosters for all on the Rock

HEALTH authorities in Gibraltar have confirmed the detection of three cases of omicron variant among 16 people who tested positive for COVID-19 over the...

LISTED: These are the 23 municipalities in Spain’s Andalucia at extreme risk for COVID-19

ACCORDING to the latest data update published by the Regional Ministry of Health, there are 23 municipalities in Andalucia in the red zone for...

COVID-19 passports for nightlife are approved in Murcia area of Spain

COVID passports have been approved for use in Murcia's nightlife venues by the regional Superior Court. The green light was given this Friday after the...

Benidorm on Spain’s Costa Blanca is an ‘extreme risk’ area for COVID-19 infections

BENIDORM is among a list of Alicante Province cities and towns branded as 'extreme risk' for people catching COVID-19. The resort recorded 647 coronavirus cases...

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