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COVID in Spain: What you need to know about ‘new normal’ in Andalucia as restrictions lift

ALMOST all of Andalucia’s remaining COVID-19 restrictions are to end from this Thursday, the Junta has confirmed. Full capacity will be allowed cinemas, churches,  theatres...

Covid compensation severely affected by “damaging” price of fuel and energy, claims mayor on Spain’s Costa Blanca

FINANCIAL AID for businesses affected by the Covid-19 pandemic on the Costa Blanca has been severely affected by the price rises for fuels and...

Incidence rate in Spain’s Andalucia falls to August 2020 levels

THE current cumulative incidence rate in Andalucia for COVID-19 stands at 98.6 cases per 100,000 inhabitants in the last 14 days—the lowest it has...

WARNING: Airlines are giving travellers wrong Covid testing information when flying between UK and Spain

AIRLINES are giving out incorrect information on Covid testing requirements which could potentially see travellers turned away from flights and “out of pocket”, a...

SPAIN TRAVEL: UK’s Covid traffic light system could be scrapped by October

THE traffic light system that governs international travel to the UK could be scrapped by October 1, according to industry sources, a move that would...

Spain’s Malaga registers lowest COVID-19 rate in three months—with half of Malaga’s health districts at Alert Level 1

THE current cumulative incidence rate in Malaga province for COVID-19 stands at 140.6 cases per 100,000 inhabitants in the last 14 days—below the high...

British company open 13 new COVID-19 testing clinics across Spain as part of global expansion

A BRITISH COVID-19 testing group is expanding across the world after ‘a surge in demand for PCR tests’. DAM Health recently opened 13 new coronavirus testing clinics...

Back to school: Start dates, holidays and COVID-19 measures in Spain

WITH summer winding to an end, the kids' batteries are recharged and ready to head back to the classrooms.  And with vaccination for pupils in...

ANALYSIS: Spain set to meet 70% vaccination target but does it really matter?

SPAIN is set to meet its target of having 70% of the population vaccinated by the end of August, and although this is certainly...

No calls for curfew in Spain’s Andalucia as incidence rates drop across the region

THE Junta has not proposed a night curfew for any municipality in the region. For the first time since July 22, there are no municipalities...

Family demand answers over sudden death of woman, 20, at Costa del Sol Hospital in Spain

THE devastated family of a young woman are determined to find out why she died suddenly at a hospital in Spain. The 20-year-old repeatedly visited...

Almost 300,000 children aged 12 and over to get vaccinated this week in Spain’s Valencian Community

OVER 500,000 Covid-19 jabs will be administered this week in the Valencian Community, mostly to people in the 12-19 age group. So far, focus has...

Elderly care homes reopen in Gibraltar as Covid-19 cases continue to drop

WITH COVID-19 infections now below 200 on the Rock, Elderly Residential Services (ERS) have reopened but with strict new rules designed to keep residents...

The strain in Spain: Emergence of new variants mean rethinking 70% ‘herd immunity’ vaccination target

Spain is on target to vaccinate 70% of the population by the end of August, the ‘herd immunity’ threshold that was established as a...

Ryanair apologises for forcing COVID test on autistic boy ahead of flight home from Spain’s Valencia

AN AUTISTIC boy flying home from a holiday in Spain was left ‘petrified’ after being forced to take a COVID test upon boarding a...

Madrid will prioritise vaccination of pregnant women by offering drop-in appointments

MADRID has said it will prioritise pregnant women who have not yet received any dose of the coronavirus vaccine.  Expectant mothers are now able to...

LISTED: Municipalities in Spain’s Andalucia without new coronavirus cases in 14 days

FIGURES reveal that 101 municipalities in Andalucia have no new COVID-19 cases in the last two weeks—13 weeks after the end of the national...

Unvaccinated man becomes first person to die from Covid-19 in Gibraltar in months

A UNVACCINATED man aged between 60-65 has died from Covid-19 taking the death count to 95. Officials say the resident died from Covid-19 pneumonitis with...

Surge in pregnant women taken to hospital for Covid in Spain’s Malaga

THE number of pregnant women admitted to hospital in Malaga with coronavirus has soared in recent weeks. In fact, of the 39 pregnant women hospitalised...

Could curfew be lifted? Marbella and Estepona see COVID rates drop

THE incidence rate of COVID-19 in Marbella and Estepona has now dropped below 1,000, which could result in the present curfew being lifted. In Estepona,...

Sergio Dalma forced to suspend concert after encouraging fans to break COVID-19 regulations

CATALAN singer, Sergio Dalma urged his audience to ignore social distancing guidelines amid a new coronavirus spike in Spain.  The musician was forced to suspend...

Become a party-crasher in Ibiza as part of an official police team

POLICE on the Spanish island of Ibiza are inviting foreigners to swap parties for patrolling in a new initiative to help crack down on...

Andalucia reports highest Covid-19 death count in a day since May

THERE were 23 COVID-19 deaths in andalucia reported on Monday (August 2) with nine of these in the province of Malaga. This is the highest...

UPDATE: COVID-19 cases drop in Gibraltar

COVID cases on the Rock have finally begun to fall, with positive cases dropping by more than 100 over the weekend. After an increasing number...

Spain’s Malaga to impose night closure of beaches in fight against recent COVID-19 surge

THE Junta has requested all coastal towns in Malaga to close off beaches at night in the face of the increase in COVID-19 cases. All...

Spain has overtaken both UK and USA with share of population who are fully vaccinated against COVID-19

AFTER a slow start, Spain has now fully vaccinated a higher percentage of its population than both the United States and the United Kingdom. Data...

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