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'Phase change' requests for next week: Which regions want more freedom
Society Wed, May 27, 2020

'Phase change' requests for next week: Which...

ALL OF Spain has been on either 'Phase 1' or 'Phase 2' of 'unlocking' since Monday (May 25), and a handful are hoping to progress even further a week on. Not every region is seeking to open up...

Iker Casillas' wife Sara 'reappears' after cancer battle and gets a quarter of a million 'likes'
Sport Wed, May 27, 2020

Iker Casillas' wife Sara 'reappears' after...

FORMER Real Madrid goalkeeper Iker Casillas' wife has posted her first public photo since her cancer diagnosis a year ago, and appears radiant and healthy. Fans, including Sara Carbonero's 2.7 million Instagram...

Mérida reopens stunning Roman city to public
Travel/Tourism Tue, May 26, 2020

Mérida reopens stunning Roman city to public

AMONG the numerous tourist attractions gradually reopening across Spain, one which should be on every traveller's bucket list started taking in visitors today (Tuesday): Mérida's Roman city. The Mitreus House,...

Football clubs launch souvenir masks for fans
Sport Tue, May 26, 2020

Football clubs launch souvenir masks for fans

IT WAS practically inevitable and would not have taken a genius in marketing to come up with the idea, but now it's started, it's bound to continue in every other field: Spain's top football teams have...

No quarantine for foreign arrivals from July 1
Travel/Tourism Mon, May 25, 2020

No quarantine for foreign arrivals from July 1

CONCERNS about foreign visitors being quarantined for a fortnight upon arrival in Spain voiced in the British press have proven unfounded – when Spanish borders reopen for international tourism, this requirement will...

Gijón employee swims to work to 'guarantee social distancing'
Sport Mon, May 25, 2020

Gijón employee swims to work to 'guarantee social...

IF YOU DON'T have access to a car or bike, getting to work could mean facing pavement crowds or packed public transport every day, with all the risks that these entail during a pandemic – and, conscious of this,...

Spain's first Coronavirus-free area revealed
Society Sun, May 24, 2020

Spain's first Coronavirus-free area revealed

IT'S A taste of what could come in the near future and one which is hoped will quickly spread to all 19 of Spain's autonomously-governed territories – but one of these has become the first in the country to...

'Phase 2', other relaxed restrictions and 'mask rules' explained
Society Sat, May 23, 2020

'Phase 2', other relaxed restrictions and 'mask...

MONDAY'S new 'Phase 2' areas will see quite a difference in their way of life – especially those with fewer than 10,000 inhabitants. Firstly, and probably most importantly for Spain's more touristy...

'Phase 2' agreed for most of Spain: New freedom from Monday
Society Fri, May 22, 2020

'Phase 2' agreed for most of Spain: New freedom...

MORE 'unlocking' is on the cards for most of Spain from this coming Monday (May 25), with all of the country set to be on either 'Phase 1' or 'Phase 2'. Until then, around two-thirds of Castilla...

Foreign holidaymakers to return by July, 'all being well'
Travel/Tourism Fri, May 22, 2020

Foreign holidaymakers to return by July, 'all being...

INTERNATIONAL tourism could be back on track by early July – in fact, deputy president and environment minister Teresa Ribera believes this to be almost a certainty. Of course, precautions will apply, and the process...

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