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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...

Spain’s PM Pedro Sanchez receives booster as population urged to keep up with COVID-19 jabs

SPAIN'S Prime Minister released a photograph showing him receiving a booster dose of the vaccine which everyone over 40 years old is now eligible...

LATEST: Spain extends COVID-19 travel ban for unvaccinated visitors from most non-EU countries until end of January

SPAIN has yet again extended the existing entry ban on non-essential travel by non-vaccinated travels from a long list of non-EU countries for another...

SPAIN TRAVEL UPDATE: UK scraps need for pre-departure COVID tests for fully vaccinated arrivals

FULLY vaccinated travellers will no longer have to take pre-departure COVID tests before arriving in England in a change in the rules that comes...

Spain’s Andalucia to continue without restrictions—but proposes extension of COVID-19 passports for hospitality sector

FOLLOWING a meeting by the regional government’s ‘Committee of Experts’ yesterday, Monday January 3, the Junta has not proposed any new coronavirus pandemic control...

COVID-19 measures and restrictions to return to Spain’s Andalucia in the New Year

THE Junta’s committee of experts and provincial health committees will meet next week to discuss new COVID-19 control measures in light of the increase...

IN PICS: Anti-vaxxers stage demonstration in Spain’s Barcelona against holiday season restrictions and need for vaccine passports

  HUNDREDS of protestors took to the streets on Christmas Day in Barcelona in anger at new restrictions imposed by the regional government in a...

Lateral Flow and PCR Covid tests: What’s the difference and when to get tested ahead of festivities in Spain

THE countdown to Christmas Day is well underway with those long-awaited festive get-togethers just around the corner.  But with the highly transmissible Omicron variant spreading...

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...

Spanish actor Antonio Resines in ICU with COVID days before he was due to receive third vaccine

SPANISH actor Antonio Resines has been admitted to Intensive Care following complications with COVID-19 just a few days before he was due to get...

Catalunya becomes first of Spain’s regions to reimpose curfew as COVID-19 infections soar

CATALUNYA has become the first of Spain’s regions to reimpose a night-time curfew in a bid to curb COVID-19 infections over the Christmas period. The...

English teacher sacked for refusing to wear mask at school in Spain’s Granada

ANDALUCIA’S education authority has suspended an English teacher without any pay for refusing to wear a face mask at a school in Granada. The English...

Spain’s exiled King Juan Carlos in COVID-19 scare after meeting Rafa Nadal in UAE

Just days after his first public appearance in months, Spain’s former monarch King Juan Carlos was at the centre of a COVID-19 scare after...

Andalucia calls on Spain’s government to make face masks compulsory outdoors again in bid to halt surge of new...

DUE to the significant increase in COVID-19 infections in Spain, the Junta has asked the Ministry of Health to reintroduce the mandatory use of...

Anti-vaxxers scammed in Spain:”I paid €200 for a fake COVID certificate and it never arrived”

SPAIN'S Office for Internet Security (OSI) has issued a warning against online scams asking for cash in return for fake COVID certificates that never...

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