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REVEALED: UK has Covid rates SEVENTEEN times higher than Spain but travel restrictions remain

THE UNITED KINGDOM currently has Covid-19 infection rates SEVENTEEN times higher than Spain. Despite this, travel restrictions between the two countries imply that travelling from...

Double standards: Fully-vaxxed Brit expats arriving in UK from Spain discover they don’t have the same quarantine exemptions as...

AN Olive Press reader has slammed the “double standards” imposed by UK authorities after discovering a major pitfall of visiting the UK from Spain...

COVID-19 VACCINE: Spain to give booster jab to care home residents and other vulnerable groups

SPAIN has announced it will immediately roll out plans to administer a third dose of Covid-19 vaccine to those considered the most vulnerable. Elderly people...

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...

Balearic Island’s leads the way in vaccination of Spain’s secondary school students

THE Balearic Islands will start the academic year on September 10 with one of the highest rates of vaccinated secondary school students in Spain. The...

‘Were it not for the vaccination, the fifth wave would have been a massacre’ says scientist in Spain

A HEALTH expert in Spain said ‘were it not for the vaccination, the fifth wave would have been a massacre’.  Ignacio López Goñi, a professor...

Where in Spain can children over 12 receive their COVID-19 vaccine?

APPOINTMENTS are being scheduled for the over-12s in a bid to start vaccinations before the start of the school year. Over 12s, who make up...

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...

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...

Pedro Sanchez announces first clinical trials of home-produced COVID-19 vaccine in Spain

THE first clinical trials for a Spanish-made COVID-19 vaccine have been given the green light, just over a week after another trial was postponed...

A third vaccination ‘should be mandatory’ for care home workers in Spain

CARE HOME health workers are asking to be given a third shot of its coronavirus vaccine. The president of CEAPS, a group representing care home...

Spain discontinues use of AstraZeneca vaccine over fears of thrombosis

ALTHOUGH Spain has only vaccinated just over half the population, it will be giving away any remaining Oxford vaccines to Latin America. The decision comes...

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...

Serum injected into arms by mistake and not COVID-19 Pfizer vaccine in Alicante Province town in Spain

PEOPLE summonsed for a second Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine shot got serum injected into them instead. It's estimated that 12 residents from Biar in Alicante Province...

Spain’s Andalucia opens up COVID-19 vaccine campaign to 18-year-olds

ANDALUCIA’S vaccination programme has opened up to 18-year-olds. As of today, Tuesday July 27, all 18 and 19-year-olds—those born in 2002 and 2003—resident in Andalucia,...

UK poised to relax travel rules for those double jabbed abroad and drop quarantine from amber list countries like...

IN A development that has been keenly hoped for by those British expats desperately keen to fly home and visit family without having to...

Spain COVID-19: Now 20-29 year olds can get vaccine if they live in Valencia

THE VALENCIAN Community has been contacting 20-29 year-olds to offer vaccination appointments. People in those age groups are being urged to get vaccinated amid a...

Gibraltar to issue same COVID-19 vaccination certificates as UK’s NHS

PEOPLE who have been fully vaccinated on the Rock will now be issued a COVID-19 certificate in the same format as the one presented...

Petition calls on UK govt to allow vaccinated British expats to visit without quarantining

An official petition is demanding that the UK government allow all vaccinated British expats to visit the UK without quarantining. After the outrage from British...

Brits living in Spain ‘furious’ that new quarantine exemption doesn’t apply to those vaccinated outside UK

The quarantine exemption from ‘amber list’ countries such as Spain only applies to those who were vaccinated in the UK, it has emerged. When Transport...

Spain faces fifth wave this summer with surge in COVID-19 infections among younger generation

SPAIN will see a fifth wave of coronavirus driven by the rising number of infections among young people, an immunologist has warned. Alfredo Corell, immunology...

Over 40? These Malaga health districts are offering jabs without appointments this Saturday

ADULTS in Malaga will be able to get a COVID-19 vaccine without an appointment in two districts this weekend amid rising Delta variant cases. Those...

LATEST: How many people in Spain have been vaccinated against Covid-19?

MORE than 17million people in Spain are now fully vaccinated as hopes grow of a return to normal life after coronavirus.  Figures released on Wednesday...

Coronavirus Delta variant to become dominant in Spain by mid-July

HEALTH officials in Spain have warned that the Delta variant of coronavirus, first identified in India, will become the dominant strain across Spain within...

COVID-19: Pedro Sanchez receives first dose of coronavirus vaccine in Spain

PEDRO Sanchez has had the coronavirus vaccine. The prime minister, who is aged 49, received his first jab at Puerta de Hierro Hospital in the...

COVID-19 digital passport to travel across EU can be downloaded in Catalunya

A DIGITAL COVID-19 passport which will allow holders to travel within the European Union can be downloaded by patients in Catalunya from June 9. If...

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