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 2021-06-16 14:04 

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Q&A: What Brits in Spain need to know about tax and residence after Brexit...

Now that the UK is no longer part of the EU, many of our British readers have been asking us about the residency and tax rules in Spain post-Brexit. We spoke to Business Development Director for Blevins Franks Jason Porter to offer some clarity on some co...

 2021-06-16 12:08 

The Local

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Why are Barcelona's beaches disappearing?...

Barcelona's much-loved beaches are losing between six and 10 metres of sand per year, but why is this happening?...

 2021-06-16 09:26 

The Local

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Spain's Covid vaccine calendar: When will I get the jab?...

Many of our readers in Spain want to know when they'll be called up to get their Covid-19 vaccine. This is what Spain's Health Ministry has announced as of mid-June 2021....

 2021-06-16 09:13 

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Covid-19 vaccines for people in Spain in their 20s: What you need to know...

As Spain's vaccination campaign advances at a faster pace than ever, there are developments regarding when people aged 20 to 29 will get vaccinated in the different regions, which Covid vaccine they will likely receive and more....

 2021-06-16 09:06 

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EU opens door to return of American tourists 'after adding US to safe list'...

EU member states paved the way for the return of American tourists on Wednesday when they agreed to add the US to its "white list" of countries with low Covid-19 rates, according to AFP....

 2021-06-16 06:49 

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'Extraordinary generosity': EU chief lands in Madrid to launch Spain's 140-billion recovery plan...

European Commission chief Ursula von der Leyen visits Lisbon and Madrid Wednesday where she will begin approving recovery plans submitted by nations seeking funding from the bloc's coronavirus recovery fund....

 2021-06-15 13:30 

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Smooth sailing: First international cruise ship since start of pandemic docks in Spain...

An international cruise ship carrying German tourists docked Tuesday in Malaga, southern Spain, the first such arrival in more than a year, officials said....

 2021-06-15 12:27 

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The most common problems with the Spain Travel Health app and some potential solutions...

The official government website or app which travellers flying to Spain have to download their health control form and QR code from before travel reportedly has bugs, poor design and bad translations that is confusing to international users....

 2021-06-15 12:22 

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Off the beaten track: Ten of Spain's most charming seaside towns...

You've heard of the partying capitals in Mallorca or the gastronomic hubs of San Sebastin - but what about the other lovable seaside towns in Spain?...

 2021-06-15 09:40 

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More than half of tax address changes in Spain are fake: survey...

Sixty-eight percent of Spanish tax advisors consider that an increasing number of people are ditching their Spanish tax residence for one overseas or for a different Spanish region in order to get more favourable tax conditions, a new report has found....

 2021-06-15 07:56 

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EU greenlights 200M for Spain to bring super fast internet speeds to rural areas...

Brussels has approved a plan which will bring high-speed broadband internet to the almost 1 in 10 people in Spain who live in underpopulated rural areas with poor connections, a way of also encouraging remote workers to move to dying villages....

 2021-06-14 15:08 

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COMPARE: What are Covid testing requirements around Europe for travelling children...

Travel is opening up around Europe, but most countries still have testing requirements in place for adults. When it comes to under 18s, however, the rules vary widely on who is exempt and who needs a test....

 2021-06-14 13:48 

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Spain reels as police search for missing toddler feared killed by father...

Spanish rescuers continued trawling the seabed for the body of a toddler in waters off Tenerife on Monday after investigators said they believed she -- like her sister - had been killed by their father....

 2021-06-14 13:17 

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Where are you most likely to have your car stolen in Spain and which models are thieves after?...

Car theft in Spain is by no means rife in Spain but it does happen and there are particular locations and specific car models that criminals target the most....

 2021-06-14 10:20 

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Bare necessities: The rules you need to know in Spain for taking your clothes off...

Is it acceptable to go topless at the beach in Spain, and what about those who like to take it a bit further and strip off entirely?...

 2021-06-14 09:10 

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Ten incredible natural swimming spots in Spain...

The Local has rounded up ten amazing natural pools in Spain where you can take a dip without having to risk the crowds at the pool or secure a socially distanced spot on the beach....

 2021-06-14 08:53 

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Single-dose nasal spray? What you need to know about Spain's own Covid-19 vaccines...

Spain is yet to roll out its own Covid-19 vaccine but there are promising developments taking place in Spanish labs, with stronger single-dose vaccinations in the form of nasal sprays being one of the standout features. Here's what you need to know ab...

 2021-06-13 09:44 

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Spain's right takes to streets to protest plan to pardon Catalan separatists...

Right-wing protesters hit the streets of Madrid on Sunday to denounce controversial Spanish government plans to offer pardons to the jailed Catalan separatists behind the failed 2017 independence bid....

 2021-06-13 07:36 

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What you need to know about installing an air-conditioner in your apartment in Spain...

How do you keep your cool in the Spanish summer?...

 2021-06-12 09:17 

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REVEALED: The Brits in Spain receiving MBEs for their selfless support to UK nationals post-Brexit...

Four Britons who run prominent citizens' rights organisations in Spain and are regularly quoted in The Local Spain have been awarded MBEs for their services to fellow British nationals here and across the EU, the UK Embassy in Madrid has revealed....

 2021-06-11 15:57 

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Lufthansa fires up 'jumbo jet' for surge in German tourists bound for Mallorca...

German airline Lufthansa said Friday itwas taking "extraordinary measures" to meet surging bookings for the Spanishholiday island of Mallorca, deploying a jumbo jet to ferry passengers fromFrankfurt....

 2021-06-11 13:40 

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'We're already late': Madrid warns Delta strain could become Spain's dominant Covid variant...

Over the past week, authorities in the Spanish capital have detected 18 cases of the Delta variant, leading them to warn that the Covid-19 strain first identified in India could soon become the "predominant strain" in Spain in the coming weeks....

 2021-06-11 10:59 

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How the death of six-year-old Olivia is placing the focus on Spain's cruellest gender violence...

News that search teams have found the body of six-year-old Olivia, one of the missing sisters kidnapped by their father in Tenerife, is raising awareness about one of the cruellest types of gender violence in Spain: fathers hurting their children to get a...

 2021-06-11 09:03 

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Spain's Podemos party names new head after Pablo Iglesias departure...

Hard left-wing party Unidas Podemos, junior partner in Spain's ruling coalition, is expected to name Ione Belarra as its leader Sunday after the departure of Pablo Iglesias, who founded the faction in 2014....

 2021-06-11 08:41 

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Why do some Spanish homes have bottles of water outside their door?...

Many observant foreigners in Spain have been quick to pick up on this bizarre practice. What's the reason behind bottles of water being left outside buildings and houses here?...

 2021-06-11 08:27 

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Covid-19 vaccine for people in their 30s in Spain: What you need to know...

Some Spanish regions have already announced their vaccination plans for people aged 30 to 39. Here's when under 40s are likely to get vaccinated in Spain, which Covid-19 vaccines they will receive and more....

 2021-06-10 19:28 

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Europe remains at risk of Autumn Covid resurgence, WHO warns...

The World Health Organisation (WHO) warned Thursday that vaccination rates in Europe were still far off what wasneeded to stop a virus resurgence and called on countries to maintain protective measures....

 2021-06-10 13:19 

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Beat the queues: 23 official driving matters you can do online in Spain...

Forget waiting weeks for appointments and standing in queues at your local DGT office, here are 23 official things to do with driving in Spain, you can do online....

 2021-06-10 12:57 

The Local

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May 40th: Why an old Spanish weather saying rings true this week...

There's a well-known expression in Spain that you might hear being bandied around this week....

 2021-06-10 10:45 

The Local

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Readers reveal: What it's really like to give birth in Spain...

Having a baby is an exciting experience, but it can also be daunting with many unknowns. Even if you've given birth before, having a baby in a new country where the language and customs are not your own, can be difficult. Here's everything you nee...

 2021-06-10 09:49 

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Less social life but grateful: How Spaniards are suffering less pandemic fatigue than others...

A surprisingly high number of Spaniards don't feel that the pandemic has had a major impact on their lives and they're among the Europeans who are most "hopeful" about the future, several national and international studies reveal....

 2021-06-10 08:48 

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Can non-vaccinated travellers enter France via EU countries like Spain?...

Travel into France from within the EU is now much more relaxed, with no need to justify essential reasons for travel and fully-vaccinated travellers no longer required to present a Covid test - but what about people coming from non-EU countries such as th...

 2021-06-10 07:56 

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What does the US's new risk classification for Spain mean for American travellers?...

The US State Department has eased travel restrictions for Spain as well as for dozens of other countries with improving Covid infection rates and more advanced vaccination campaigns. What does this mean for Americans who want to come to Spain?...

 2021-06-10 07:36 

The Local

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What does the US's new risk classification for Spain mean for American travellers?...

The US State Department has eased travel restrictions for Spain as well as for dozens of other countries with improving Covid infection rates and more advanced vaccination campaigns. What does this mean for Americans who want to come to Spain?...

 2021-06-09 16:34 

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Spain to vaccinate Euro 2020 team after two players test positive for Covid-19...

Spain's Euro 2020 squad is to be vaccinated against Covid-19 just days before the start of the tournament, the health ministry said Wednesday after two players tested positive....

 2021-06-09 15:38 

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Covid restrictions and travel rules: What US travellers should know before visiting Spain this summer...

After more than a year, Spain has opened up to vaccinated travellers from outside the EU, meaning that Americans can come to visit. From visa matters and vaccine certificates to health forms and regional rules, here's everything US citizens need for t...

 2021-06-09 14:29 

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Escape the heat: Eight places in Spain where it doesn't get too hot in summer...

Not everywhere in Spain is scorching hot in the summer. Here are some amazing holiday spots where temperatures are cooler on average during July and August....

 2021-06-09 09:31 

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How to get a Covid Digital Certificate for travel in Spain's different regions...

The EU-wide Digital Covid Certificates are set to be introduced across the bloc on July 1st, but Spain has already launched its own health pass for travel and many regions across the country have made it available to their residents. Here's how you ca...

 2021-06-09 09:24 

The Local

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Sweating like a chicken: 18 Spanish phrases to complain about the heat like a true Spaniard...

The scorching temperatures that Spain usually gets during the summer months and sometimes earlier mean Spaniards are well equipped with a colourful variety of expressions to complain about the heat....

 2021-06-08 12:05 

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Can I use my foreign vaccination certificate to access Spain's health passport?...

Spain eased restrictions for EU and non-EU travellers on June 7th 2021, but will people from other countries other than Spain be able to use their vaccination certificates to download the Spanish Digital Covid Certificate for quick and easy travel?...

 2021-06-08 11:45 

The Local

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A million Europeans obtain EU Covid health pass ahead of vote...

More than one million Europeans have obtained the new EU Covid health certificate being rolled out in each country to unlock travel within the bloc, the European Commission said on Tuesday....

 2021-06-08 11:04 

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'It's so frustrating': The foreigners in Spain who haven't been vaccinated even though it's their turn...

What happens if your age group has been called up for the Covid-19 vaccine in your region but you haven't been able to register for your appointment and no one has contacted you? Here are some of vaccination problems our readers have told us about rec...

 2021-06-08 09:23 

The Local

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What are the new rules on travelling to Spain for all international travellers?...

From June 7th, Spain relaxed its entry rules and is now welcoming vaccinated travellers from countries outside the EU and EEA. There are also new rules in places for EU/EEA travellers too. Here's everything you need to know....

 2021-06-08 08:03 

The Local

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How to get a Digital Covid Certificate for travel in Spain's Valencia region...

The Valencia region is one of the first places in Spain to issue Covid passports to its population, making it easier for residents to travel to EU/Schengen Zone countries this summer. Here's how to get it if you live in Alicante, Valencia or Castelln ...

 2021-06-07 15:35 

The Local

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Reader question: Does Spain offer Covid vaccines to national or international tourists?...

Now that Spain is opening its tourism industry and borders to international travellers, will foreign visitors be able to have their second dose in Spain if they haven't completed their vaccine treatment back home? And how about those based in Spain wh...

 2021-06-07 12:08 

The Local

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'We're thrilled': Spain marks start of open border policy for all vaccinated travellers...

Spain opened its borders to vaccinated travellers from all over the world on Monday June 7th, hoping an influx of visitors will revitalise an all-important tourism sector that has been battered by the coronavirus pandemic....

 2021-06-07 11:10 

The Local

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Fixed contract after six months: How Spain plans to solve job instability for its temporary workers...

The Spanish government is trying to address the precariousness of the country's job market by shortening the maximum length of temporary work contracts so that these employees can access fixed positions sooner....

 2021-06-07 08:51 

The Local

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What's happening to property prices on Spain's Costa del Sol in 2021?...

A glance at the latest statistics for the Costa del Sol property market shows a very different story to 2020, the latest real estate stats reveal. Andalusia real estate experts The Property Agent give The Local Spain the lowdown on the Costa del Sol's...

 2021-06-07 07:55 

The Local

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Reader question: How do I prove I have recovered from Covid in Spain?...

As Spain starts to open up to international travellers and prepares its Covid passports to ease travel, we have further information on how people can prove they have recovered from Covid-19 here....

 2021-06-06 07:08 

The Local

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What does a 'gestor' do in Spain and why you'll need one...

The role of the gestor in Spain is difficult to pin down as there isn't the same 'jack of all trades' figure for official matters in other countries. We speak to an English-speaking gestor about how they can make life easier for foreigners in ...

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