Spain releases today's coronavirus figures - drastic drop in numbers
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Spain releases today’s coronavirus figures – drastic drop in numbers

The Spanish Ministry of Health have released the last 24 hours Covid-19 figures. Health Ministry confirms a decrease in coronavirus infections, with 96 new infections and two deaths in the last 24 hours. Only 39 patients died in the last seven days whereas 14 days ago around 50 people were dying per day on average. […]

Spain's Valencia to 're-open' from tomorrow
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Spain’s Valencia to ‘re-open’ from tomorrow

The Valencian community in Spain will see the re-opening of bars, beaches, shopping centres and restaurants from tomorrow, it has been confirmed. The regional health minister, Ana Barcelo, and the national health minister, Salvador Illa, both took to television to announce the news stating that ‘Valencia would be moving to phase two from Monday (tomorrow).’ […]

'Scared' British ex-pats in Spain to stay home than move to phase two
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‘Scared’ British ex-pats in Spain to stay home than move to phase two

British ex-pats in Spain have said they would rather stay home than move into phase two of the lockdown, reports suggest. The reports come as they say they feel ‘unsafe’ and that they would rather ‘wait until the whole pandemic is over.’ Over two thirds of Spain will be in phase two come tomorrow including […]

The five 'justified' reasons you can travel between Spain's different provinces
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The five ‘justified’ reasons you can travel between Spain’s different provinces

Regardless of which lockdown phase you are in (0,1,2, or 3) we look at the five allowed reasons you can travel between provincial borders in Spain. Since the lockdown began, movement was restricted between provinces in a bid to curtail the spread of Covid-19 as the virus devastated neighbouring Italy just across the water. Phases […]

Golf rules for players in Spain confirmed - plus which courses are now open?
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Golf rules for players in Spain confirmed – plus which courses are now open?

As golf courses reopen in Spain and the ‘Costa del Golf’ we look at the new rules in place for residents and British tourists looking to hit the greens this summer. Professional golfing bodies such as the PGA, the Royal Spanish Golf Federation and the Golf Society of Great Britain, have been working with governments […]

Spain lockdown lifting – full details of all phases one and two for all your regions
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Spain lockdown lifting – full details of all phases one and two for all your regions

As Madrid and Barcelona moved into Phase 1 today, half of Spain moved into the more privileged position of Phase 2. We discuss what these phases mean to you and your region?   For those in Andalusia –  The provinces of Almería, Córdoba, Cádiz, Huelva, Jaén and Seville moved to Phase Two as of today, […]

Do I need to wear a mask in Spain and will I be fined? - 'Grace week' is over and Police can fine and even arrest you.
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Do I need to wear a mask in Spain and will I be fined? – ‘Grace week’ is over and Police can fine and even arrest you.

Questions have arisen during the ‘state of alarm’ about rules, including who needs to wear masks and when. The new decree set out by Spanish congress under it’s Covid-19 laws state that ‘Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), must be used in indoor and outdoor public areas where it is not possible to maintain the social safety […]

Spain's far-right Vox Party holds protest against lockdown
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Spain’s far-right Vox Party holds protest against lockdown calling for government ‘resignation’

In a swipe at the way the Spain government handled the corona pandemic, protestors took to the streets of the country’s cities this weekend Cars blocked the way and la Rojigualda of the Spain national flag waved everywhere across the peninsula. 1,000 people took to the streets of Malaga taking a stand at Calle Larios […]

Malaga police start issuing fines for people not wearing masks
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Malaga police start issuing fines for people not wearing masks

Malaga police have stated  that they have started issuing fines to local residents not wearing face masks, with 23 people already fined from yesterday to this Friday morning. The rule came into force earlier yesterday and the police have been out on the streets handing out obligatory fines to anyone breaking the law. 132 incidents […]

Spain's Costa Blanca and Costa del Sol see rise in holiday bookings
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Spain’s Costa Blanca and Costa del Sol see rise in holiday bookings

As French beaches restrict beachgoers to ‘extreme measures’, the southern regions of Spain see a boost in bookings. As beaches opened last week to people in France, many were turned off by the strict rules, including having to sit in fenced off areas that need to be pre-booked. As also being told when they could […]

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News Bites: Spain – Re-opening to foreign tourism unlikely before July and Madrid may go to Phase 1

Italy will re-open to tourism on the 3rd June and Greece on the 1st July. Spain, however, is unwilling to accelerate the process in view of the risks. Minister for the Ecological Transition of Spain, Teresa Ribera, says the “idea is to work on safe origins and destinations” as a premise for re-opening rather than […]

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Spain – All you need to know about wearing masks

Masks are now compulsory for people over 6 years of age and recommended from the age of 3. It is necessary to wear masks in public, wherever you can’t maintain the 2 metre safety distance with the people around you. Masks that are sold in painters hardware stores or surgical ones, which are usually white […]

The five 'justified' reasons you can travel between Spain's different provinces
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Spain: Today’s Covid-19 deaths down by 50% from yesterday

The Ministry of Health for Spain have released today’s figures for deaths and cases, minus figures for Catalonia which haven’t been released. In 24 hours there have been another 48 deaths across Spain of the Covid-19 virus. This is just over half the figure for yesterday of 95 fatalities showing that there is a trend […]

Morning Mask rush across Spain's Costa del sol and Costa Blanca
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Morning Mask rush across Spain’s Costa del sol and Costa Blanca

Supermarkets on the Costas have seen a last-minute rush to buy masks as mandatory rules to wear them in public are enforced from today. Hour-long queues twisted in the morning Spanish sunshine for those who hadn’t yet purchased their protective masks. The wearing masks of is being made compulsory in Spain both indoors and out […]

Spain's Costa Brava to open 400 car drive-thru cinema next month
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Spain’s Costa Blanca to open 400 car drive-through cinema next month

The drive-in cinema and music venue will be open to the public at the Rabasa-enclosure in Alicante. It will boast the biggest cinema screen in all of Europe of 500 square metres and can fit 400 cars. CEO and founder of Cinemacar, Nando Coderch, has said that “With this opening we can enjoy the culture […]

Spain bans sale of menthol cigarettes with 10,000 euro fines for people from today
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Spain bans sale of menthol cigarettes with 10,000 euro fines for people from today

Menthol-flavoured cigarettes are to be banned in Spain from today, aswell as the rest of the EU, it has been confirmed. The European Union Revised Tobacco Products Directive (2014/40/EU) makes it an offence for manufacturers to produce menthol cigarettes and retailers to sell menthol cigarettes from 20th May 2020 (today). Fines for retailers selling the […]

Spain - President of Benidorm's and Valencia's hotels predicts 'cheaper' summer
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Spain – President of Benidorm’s and Valencia’s hotels predicts ‘cheaper’ summer

The President of The Benidorm, Costa Blanca and Valencia Region Hotel Association (HOSBEC) has announced that resorts could see “half a summer with lower prices.” Referring to a meeting between 11 states of the EU yesterday, which aimed to carve out solutions for air travel between the nations, President of HOSBEC Tony Mayor remains adamant […]

Spain lifts ban on flights from Italy
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Spain lifts ban on flights from Italy

Spain has lifted a ban on flights from Italy, but tourism is still not allowed it has been confirmed. The country has lifted a ban on all sea and air travel coming in from Italy as it looks to further ease lockdown restrictions, officials have confirmed. Travellers from Italy will have to comply, however, with […]

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Breaking: Spain seek to extend State of alarm by 15 days

Spain PM Pedro Sanchez has appealed to Spanish parliament to be allowed to extend the national lockdown by a further two weeks. He wanted to extend the State of Alarm to the 27th of June, around 5 weeks, but this was rejected by the Citizens Party (Ciudadanos ) with whom he made a pact recently. […]

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Spain Holiday’s a possibility this year as ‘Air Bridge’ plan to avoid quarantine announced

Travel abroad this summer could still become a reality for holidaymakers. Government announce plans to create ‘air bridges’ with other countries. The proposal, announced by Grant Schapps the Transport Secretary, means that the public would be able to travel to foreign countries and return without facing the two week quarantine that is expected to be […]