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 2021-07-21 08:22 

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Do I need to fill in any Covid documents if I'm travelling between two places in Spain?...

Spain lifted its regional border closures in May, but does that mean national or international tourists don't need to fill in any health forms or meet other Covid travel requirements if they're travelling within the country?...

 2021-07-21 08:10 

The Local

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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....

 2021-07-21 06:48 

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New law aims to boost hunt for Spain's Franco-era mass graves...

Spain's government finalised a bill on Tuesday aimed at boosting the search for the remains of people killed during Francisco Franco's dictatorship and the country's civil war....

 2021-07-20 15:00 

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The real cost of buying a house in Spain as a foreigner...

So you've been dreaming of relocating to Spain and have heard that Spain is full of affordable property, whether you are looking for a rural renovation project, a city apartment or a holiday home by the sea....

 2021-07-20 12:27 

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Eleven things to NEVER do while dining in Spain...

The Spanish are a pretty tolerant, care-free bunch most of the time. But when it comes to the dining table, there are a few taboos. Here's a light-hearted list of the gastronomic faux pas to avoid in Spain....

 2021-07-20 10:54 

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Seven British fugitives arrested in Spain in just three weeks...

Seven British fugitives have been arrested in Spain in the space of just three weeks as a result of joint operations between the National Crime Agency and the Spanish National Police, the British Embassy in Madrid has announced....

 2021-07-20 08:13 

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600 and counting: Spain's Covid-19 infection rate grows sixfold in a month...

Spain's fortnightly infection rate has reached 600 cases per 100,000 people and hospitalisations have increased by 65 percent in a week, the country's Health Ministry reported on Monday....

 2021-07-19 15:38 

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Reader question: Can I be a non-resident for tax purposes with Spain's non-lucrative visa?...

The non-lucrative visa is one of the most sought-after methods third country nationals such as Americans, Chinese and now UK nationals use to be able to spend more than 90 days at a time in Spain. But does it involve having to become a tax resident?...

 2021-07-19 14:24 

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Spain to receive no more AstraZeneca vaccines and donate remaining doses...

Spain will receive no more doses of the Oxford-Swedish inoculation, but do health authorities have enough vaccines to give the final second jab to 60 to 69 year olds?...

 2021-07-19 12:07 

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Spanish driving licence: the essential language to pass your practical test...

Understanding what your driving instructor is saying to you in Spanish will be crucial if you want to pass your practical test....

 2021-07-19 11:28 

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UPDATE: Which Covid vaccines does Spain accept for international tourists to visit?...

Spain started welcoming vaccinated travellers from non-EU/Schengen countries on June 7th 2021, and the number of vaccines Spanish authorities accept for entry has increased since then. Here's what you need to know....

 2021-07-19 09:55 

The Local

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What's the average price of a property in Spain in 2021?...

What's the average price per square metre for a new build and a second-hand home in Spain?...

 2021-07-19 06:58 

The Local

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Holiday bookings to Spain by British tourists soar by 400 percent as UK quarantine rules eased...

The lifting of the ten-day quarantine requirement for fully vaccinated British tourists from Monday July 19th has given the Spanish tourism industry a boost when it needed it most, but uncertainty still reigns....

 2021-07-18 13:11 

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To B or not to V: How to know which one to use in Spanish...

If you speak Spanish or you're learning the language, you'll know that the B and the V are pronounced exactly the same, making it really hard to know which one to use when writing. Here are some tips....

 2021-07-18 12:57 

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Spain inches ahead with pension reform...

Spain will pay workers to postpone retirement as part of a pensions reform strategy that analysts warn does not go far enough to cut a huge deficit in the system....

 2021-07-17 09:27 

The Local

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Life in Spain after Covid-19: 16 things to add to your bucket list...

The Local brings you the ultimate Spanish bucket list....

 2021-07-17 08:58 

The Local

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The Local's Confronting Coronavirus series nominated for major European media award...

A series of solutions-focused articles in which The Local's journalists took an in-depth look at responses to the coronavirus pandemic has been shortlisted for the European Digital Media Awards 2021....

 2021-07-16 14:34 

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'Covid rollercoaster': Spain's tourism industry struggles to see light at the end of the tunnel...

The prospects for Spain's tourism sector are getting bleaker, with European reservations slowing over soaring Covid cases, but industry experts hope the summer won't resemble the catastrophe of 2020....

 2021-07-16 12:10 

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CONFIRMED: Barcelona and other Catalan cities to impose curfew to fight rampant Covid surge...

Barcelona and other cities in Spain's northeastern Catalonia region will impose a night-time curfew starting this weekend to fight a surge in virus cases after the measure won court approval on Friday....

 2021-07-16 11:09 

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Petition calls on UK government to recognise vaccination certificates of Brits living in Spain...

An online petition launched to persuade the UK government to allow vaccinated Britons living abroad to visit families back home without having to quarantine is nearly halfway to its target of forcing a debate in Parliament....

 2021-07-16 11:09 

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Petition calls on UK government to recognise vaccination certificates of Brits living in Spain...

An online petition launched to persuade the UK government to allow vaccinated Britons living abroad to visit families back home without having to quarantine is nearly halfway to its target of forcing a debate in Parliament....

 2021-07-16 11:05 

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Reader question: Can Brits stay more than 90 days in Spain if they have a spouse with an EU passport?...

As British nationals get to grips with the 90-day rule that now governs all trips to EU and Schengen countries, readers are asking if having a European spouse makes any difference to the limit?...

 2021-07-16 10:15 

The Local

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Will Spain require a Covid 'health pass' to go to bars, restaurants and events like other EU countries?...

A number of EU nations are using or planning to adopt digital health passports to restrict access to hospitality premises and big events to citizens who can't prove their Covid health status. Will Spain be next?...

 2021-07-16 10:09 

The Local

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11 burning questions for Americans wanting to move to Spain...

While confined to a shoebox-sized apartment in the Madrid district of Lavapis, Cepee Tabibian used the forced isolation of the strictest lockdown in Europe to get started on a pre-pandemic plan of writing a book to help fellow Americans make the move to E...

 2021-07-16 09:56 

The Local

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The 14 best books about the Spanish Civil War...

On th anniversary of the outbreak of the Spanish Civil War, The Local takes a look at the best books on the conflict....

 2021-07-16 08:03 

The Local

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Reader question: Can Spain's new Covid self-test kits be used for travel?...

Following the announcement that Spain will allow people to buy quick self-diagnosis kits at pharmacies, several readers have asked if it will be possible for these to be used for travel....

 2021-07-15 14:31 

The Local

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10 reasons why a Spanish person might be staring at you...

Planning a trip to Spain involves a lot of sightseeing—mostly of Spanish people staring at you....

 2021-07-15 14:08 

The Local

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EU lawyer slams Spain's huge fines for not filing foreign asset declaration forms properly...

A top EU lawyer has criticised Spain's controversial fines for taxpayers who incorrectly fill out model 720 or hand the form in late, calling them "disproportionate" and contrary to EU freedoms....

 2021-07-15 09:16 

The Local

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Q&A: What you need to know Spain's new Covid self-test kits...

The Spanish government is set to allow people to buy quick self-diagnostic tests at the country's pharmacies without a prescription. Here's how much they'll cost, how to use them and what to do if you get a positive or negative test result for...

 2021-07-15 07:02 

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FOCUS: How tougher Covid restrictions are returning to Spain's regions as cases soar...

Curfews and other virus restrictions are returning to several regions of Spain as the country tries to curb a surge in more contagious Delta cases, especially among unvaccinated young people....

 2021-07-15 06:53 

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'Spain's stay-at-home lockdown in March 2020 was unconstitutional', top court rules...

Spain's Constitutional Court ruled Wednesday that the strict home confinement ordered by the government at the start of the coronavirus pandemic last year was unconstitutional....

 2021-07-14 13:26 

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Why does Catalonia have the highest Covid-19 infection rate in Spain and the EU?...

Infection rates are shooting up in Spain more than in any other EU country, but in the region of Catalonia the incidence of Covid-19 is the highest in the bloc. Why is Catalonia's infection rate spiralling out of control?...

 2021-07-14 10:57 

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Spain could raise parental leave to six months for both mothers and fathers...

Spain's Social Rights Minister wants to increase the parental leave Spanish mums and dads get for every newborn from the current 16 weeks to 24 weeks....

 2021-07-14 09:13 

The Local

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Spanish bank accounts: Why you shouldn't leave them inactive for too long...

Not using a bank account you have in Spain can cost you dearly in the long run, with both the country's tax agency and your bank having the right to take all or some of your money. Here's what you need to know....

 2021-07-14 07:01 

The Local

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'We're not like the others': Covid fears haunt Spain's transplant patients despite vaccines...

Wearing a face mask and social distancing were a part of Magdalena Moskal's immunosuppressed life, long before the coronavirus pandemic hit....

 2021-07-13 13:47 

The Local

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Q&A: What to do in Spain if you think you have Covid or have come into contact with a positive case...

Maybe you have symptoms or you discover that you have been in contact with someone who just tested positive to the coronavirus, so what to do you next?...

 2021-07-13 09:54 

The Local

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What you need to know if you are in a road traffic accident in Spain...

Hopefully, it will never happen. But if you are involved in a road traffic accident in Spain, then you need to know what to do....

 2021-07-13 09:19 

The Local

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Where can tourists in Spain get a PCR test and how much do they cost?...

Depending on their Covid health status and their countries' travel requirements, holidaymakers in Spain may need to get a PCR test before they fly back home. Here's what you need to know about where to get this type of Covid test, prices and more....

 2021-07-13 06:59 

The Local

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Catalonia imposes earlier closing times and limit on gatherings to slow down Covid spike...

Catalonia announced on Monday new measures to rein in the growing spread of the coronavirus in the region, where the infection rate is currently double the national average....

 2021-07-13 06:43 

The Local

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Why Tuesday 13th is unlucky in Spain and the Spanish superstitions to beware of...

It's not Friday 13th that is considered unlucky in Spain but Tuesday 13th. Read on for the lowdown on all the strangest Spanish superstitions....

 2021-07-13 05:07 

The Local

[ Spain ]

France tightens travel restrictions for UK, Spain and Portugal over delta variant fears...

France has announced stricter restrictions on unvaccinated travellers from three countries that have reported high numbers of Covid cases linked to the delta variant of the virus - Spain, Portugal and the UK....

 2021-07-12 13:29 

The Local

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Valencia region paves way for how curfews can return to Spain without state of alarm powers...

Valencia's public prosecutor's office has given its seal of approval to the return of curfew hours, setting a precedent for other regions that want to impose restrictions that technically encroach on fundamental rights in post-state of alarm Spain...

 2021-07-12 13:16 

The Local

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Daily dilemmas: Sangra or tinto de verano for the perfect Spanish summer drink?...

Sangra or tinto de verano? Which do readers of The Local prefer?...

 2021-07-12 11:05 

The Local

[ Spain ]

EXPLAINED: How to pay less Spanish IBI property tax...

Spain's property or council tax, usually referred to as just IBI, can vary considerably between municipalities, but there is a way to potentially reduce the cost of this annual tax....

 2021-07-12 10:39 

The Local

[ Spain ]

Reader question: Can I buy a car in Spain if I'm not a resident?...

If you spend only part of your time in Spain but don't officially reside in the country, what are the rules regarding vehicle ownership? Can second home owners buy a car for the time they spend in Spain?...

 2021-07-12 08:26 

The Local

[ Spain ]

Vaccine scramble: How Spaniards want Covid jabs more than other Europeans...

Whilst the EU warns that unused doses due to vaccine skepticism are piling up, Spaniards of all ages want to achieve immunity against Covid-19 as soon as possible, the data shows....

 2021-07-12 07:01 

The Local

[ Spain ]

Protesters take to streets of Spain again over killing of gay man...

A fresh wave of protests has swept across several cities in Spain over the weekend to demand justice for a young gay man who was beaten to death a week ago in a suspected homophobic attack....

 2021-07-11 12:01 

The Local

[ Spain ]

Spain roasts in sizzling heat with temperatures up to 44C...

A heat wave enveloped much of Spain on Sunday, driving temperatures to extreme levels and sending locals and tourists scurrying for shade and cooling waters....

 2021-07-10 14:38 

The Local

[ Spain ]

Spanish PM reshuffles government...

Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Snchez on Saturday reshuffled his government for the first time since the left-wing coalition came to power in January 2020....

 2021-07-10 10:40 

The Local

[ Spain ]

Can I travel to Spain if I've only had one dose of the Covid-19 vaccine?...

In short yes, you may be able to travel to Spain if you've only had one dose of the Covid-19 vaccine, but it depends on where you're travelling from. Read on to find out if it's possible from where you are?...

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