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What you need to know about Covid passports: Are foreign vaccination certificates accepted in Spain?

DIGITAL COVID certificates proving vaccination status are now required to enter many bars, restaurants and venues in Spain. You’ll be asked to present your COVID...

Omicron alert on Gibraltar

A POSSIBLE case of Omicron has been detected in Gibraltar.  More information will be available in the next 24-48 hours after tests are carried out. The...

GOOD GOING: Spain beats COVID vaccination target

SPAIN has exceeded its initial vaccination target. Some 79.4% of the adult population has been vaccinated with two doses, meaning more than 37.6 million people. Also,...

Spain’s Christmas party warning after 68 Malaga medics catch COVID-19 at super-spreader seasonal lunch

A GROUP of 68 medical staff working at an intensive care unit in Malaga have all tested positive for COVID-19 after attending a Christmas...

Mass vaccination point springs up at Costa Blanca shopping centre amidst fear of rising infection rates in Spain

A MASS vaccination point is being quickly set up at a Torrevieja shopping centre with a “no appointment necessary” message to all people needing...

First case of Omicron variant of COVID-19 detected in Spain

SPANISH health authorities have confirmed that the first case of the Omicron variant of the coronavirus has been detected in Spain. The variant was detected...

British citizens will have to be fully vaccinated against COVID to enter Spain from December 1

BRITS visiting Spain will have to be fully vaccinated before they are let in from December 1. Spain has changed its entry requirements for UK...

Spain to ban flights from South Africa over fears of new COVID-19 variant

SPAIN’S government is planning on restricting flights from South Africa and Botswana over concerns about a highly contagious new COVID-19 variant that has been...

Spain raises ‘high risk’ threshold in overhaul of Covid traffic light system as cases rise

Spain’s Health Ministry has reached an agreement with regional authorities to raise the thresholds to determine low, medium and high risk infection rates in...

Car factory in Spain insists its unvaccinated workers eat separately in staff canteen

SPANISH car manufacturer SEAT has asked workers at its factory outside Barcelona to sit in a separated section if they hadn’t been vaccinated, in...

Gibraltar denies that ‘Christmas is cancelled’ but warns caution is needed as infections rise

GIBRALTAR’S Chief Minister Fabian Picardo was forced to deny that Christmas had been cancelled on the Rock after sensationalist headlines claimed the government had...

Half of anti-vaxxers in Spain’s Balearic Islands are expat residents

HEALTH authorities in the Balearics are concerned after it emerged half of those who have yet to vaccinated are among the foreign resident population...

COVID-19 incidence rate on the rise in five of the six health districts in Spain’s Malaga

FIVE of the six health districts in Malaga province have recorded an increase in their infection rate. The rise is particularly marked in the Serrania...

Pfizer pill reduces the risk of death from coronavirus by almost 90%

THE Pfizer pill reduces the risk of death from COVID-19 by almost 90%.  The US-based company published their preliminary results of the experimental antiviral pill...

Spain donates over a third of a million Covid-19 vaccines to sub-Saharan Africa

SPAIN has donated a total of 326,400 COVID-19 vaccines to sub-Saharan Africa. The first shipment of the vaccines arrived on Thursday, November 4 in Abidjan,...

UPDATE: New change to Covid paperwork requirements for UK travellers into Spain

AMIDST all the other concerns about the amount of official documentation required to travel under Covid-19 restrictions, the Home Office have announced another update. Spain...

What you need to know as Spain’s flu vaccine campaign officially gets underway

THE Health Ministry has officially launched this year’s flu vaccine campaign across Spain, but who is eligible? And how do you get a jab? Firstly...

Two wings in Spanish prison go into lockdown due to major COVID-19 outbreak

TWO wings in a Spanish prison have gone into lockdown with dozens of inmates isolating due to a major coronavirus outbreak. There are currently 31...

Spain joins EU-funded taskforce to tackle fraud and help protect €800 billion Covid-relief fund

OPERATION SENTINEL was launched this week, October 15, by Europol in a bid to combat an anticipated wave of fraud as almost 807 billion...

EXPLAINED: What are the new rules for travel between UK and Spain now amber list has been scrapped?

NEW simplified travel rules come into force in the UK from Monday October 4, with the traffic light system replaced by a single red...

Spain officially declared ‘low risk’ as COVID-19 infection rate drops

SPAIN'S coronavirus incidence has dropped below an average of 50 cases per 100,000 people for the first time in 15 months, reaching the threshold...

Airport authority admits the return of British tourism is ‘key’ to a return to pre-pandemic flight numbers on Spain’s...

ALICANTE-ELCHE Airport has instantly bounced back from the Covid-19 pandemic and lockdown, according to AENA. More than 180,000 tourists will be using Costa Blanca’s biggest...

Spain’s Carranque Field Hospital dismantled in Malaga

THE Carranque Hospital, which was built to support Spain’s pandemic response, is in the process of being dismantled this week. Created in April last year, the Junta...

COVID-19 in Spain: Moderna’s boss predicts when the coronavirus pandemic will end

MODERNA’S top boss said that the coronavirus pandemic could be over in a year and the boost in production will mean that ‘everyone on...

COLUMN: Winter is Coming!

AS I wrote recently in a news story, regional president Francina Armengol said that the Balearic Islands are recovering and will achieve a full...

COVID crisis funds approved for 10,000 businesses on Spain’s Balearic Islands

THOUSANDS of businesses and freelancers affected during the Covid pandemic will receive a share of €835.7 million in state funding on the Balearic Islands. The...

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