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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...

EXPLAINER: These are the places you still need to wear a face mask in Spain

THE withdrawal of the obligatory use of face masks indoors begins on Wednesday, April 20, 700 days after it was made compulsory. That said,...

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...

First worldwide case of Covid in wild otter detected on Spain’s Costa Blanca

RESEARCHERS in Valencia have detected what is believed to be the first case of Covid-19 in a wild river otter which was discovered dead...

ESSENTIALS: What you need to know about Covid travel rules between Spain and the UK over Easter

EASTER is expected to see a return of the sort of numbers that flocked to Spain before the pandemic but for British holidaymakers there...

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...

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...

All COVID-19 restrictions—bar masks indoors—lifted in Spain’s Malaga

AFTER more than two years of pandemic—which has seen home confinement, state of alarm, perimeter closures and closures of non-essential activity—all the limitations due...

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...

TRAVEL LATEST: Spain now allows entry to travellers with COVID recovery certificate

TRAVELLERS from non-EU countries will be allowed entry to Spain if they have a COVID-19 recovery certificate, in the latest loosening on travel restrictions. Until...

EXPLAINED: What are the new rules for face mask use outdoors in Spain?

AS of today, Thursday February 10, face masks will no longer be compulsory outdoors in Spain. The royal decree order that ends the general obligation...

Spain’s King Felipe VI tests positive with COVID-19

THE KING of Spain has tested positive for COVID-19. After presenting the first mild symptoms last night, King Felipe VI tested positive for the disease this morning,...

TRAVEL UPDATE: Do I need a COVID-19 booster shot to travel to Spain?

NEW rules come into play from February 1 in Spain that mean vaccination certificates are only valid if you have received a jab against...

COVID-free: Just 76 of Spain’s 8,131 municipalities had no reported cases since the pandemic’s onset

TWO years and ten million infections after the first case of coronavirus in Spain, there are still some municipalities that can boast to being...

UPDATE: Spain to ditch outdoor face mask rule from February 10

THE Spanish government will lift the requirement for people to wear masks outdoors, Health Minister Carolina Darias said on Friday in an unexpected U-turn. The...

Amnesty International slams Spain over failure to investigate nursing home deaths during COVID pandemic

AMNESTY International slammed Spanish prosecutors for their failure to launch proper investigations into the deaths of tens of thousands of elderly residents in nursing...

Gibraltar’s Chief Minister dismisses ‘false nonsense’ circulating over mark-up of lateral flow tests on the Rock

THE Gibraltar government was pushed to reveal details of the Rock’s procurement of Lateral Flow Tests (LFTs) after rumours circulated that it was profiting...

TRAVEL UPDATE: Day 2 COVID tests scrapped in England and Scotland for fully vaccinated travellers

TRAVELLERS arriving in England and Scotland from Spain will no longer need to buy day-two COVID tests, if they are fully vaccinated. The rules will...

How hemp fields in southern Spain could play a vital role in ending Covid pandemic

BENEATH the swathes of plastic that cover hillsides across southern Andalucia, a pungent smelling crop is being cultivated that could prove to be the...

Yachting in Majorca and COVID-19

The Balearic Island of Mallorca is a popular destination for tourists, who come to enjoy the warm weather they may not be able to...

COVID UPDATE: Has Spain reached its peak in omicron wave of infections?

SPAIN has been in the grip of the sixth wave of coronavirus infections with the number of cases soaring in the run up to...

Seal of royal approval for Spain’s major international tourist fair, Fitur, in Madrid

SPAIN'S big International Tourism Fair (Fitur) was officially opened on Wednesday by King Felipe and Queen Leitizia in Madrid. The royal couple toured the different...

SAD GOODBYE: British expat dies from COVID in Spain’s Costa del Sol

A LONG-term British expat has died of COVID at the young age of 52. Father-of-one Andrew Levene passed away over Christmas at Marbella’s Costa del...

Chewing gum that kills COVID to go on sale in Spain from February

SURELY there must be something good to come out the COVID-19 pandemic. A worldwide realisation that all of us – governments, anti-vaxxers and Bill Gates...

COVID-19 passport extended until January 31 in Spain’s Andalucia

THE Andalucian Superior Court of Justice of Andalucia (TSJA) has authorised the extension of the COVID-19 passport until January 31 in all places where...

Spain’s Malaga has only three municipalities without confirmed COVID-19 infections in two weeks

THE sixth wave of the coronavirus pandemic in Spain continues at an accelerated pace with only three municipalities in Malaga free of COVID-19. According to...

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