Regions under Phase 3 of coronavirus deescalation will allow free movement from Monday

Andalusia and the Basque Country confirmed on Saturday that journeys between their provinces will be permitted, while some areas will hold back on that change


Spain adopts conservative attitude to restarting European travel

Most European Union states want to lift restrictions at internal borders by June 15, but Madrid is insisting on July 1


Spain’s macro study shows just 5.2% of population has contracted the coronavirus

The results of the second round of testing suggest the deescalation of confinement measures has not so far caused a significant resurgence of the SARS-CoV-2 virus


Germany maintains travel warning against Spain

The recommendation will be lifted when Spanish authorities end the state of alarm and restrictions on tourist arrivals


Spanish healthcare workers on frontline against Covid-19 win Princess of Asturias Award

The prestigious prize has been collectively bestowed on doctors, nurses and other personnel who fought the pandemic, sometimes "without suitable equipment or material means"


After bitter debate in Congress, Spain’s PM secures extension to state of alarm

Pedro Sánchez was harshly criticized for his handling of the coronavirus crisis by the PP and Vox, but found the votes needed for a final period of the emergency measures


Spain’s National Statistics Institute registers 44,000 excess deaths in first five months of the year compared to 2019

A massive spike appears in March and April, when the coronavirus crisis reached its peak in the country


Spanish government may maintain ERTE furlough scheme until end of year

Two ministers have indicated that they are open to extending these measures, implemented due to the coronavirus crisis, in sectors such as tourism beyond June 30


Prime Minister Sánchez seeks final extension to state of alarm in Congress

The emergency measure is expected to be extended until June 21 thanks to the support of Ciudadanos and the Basque Nationalist Party


Health Ministry reports no daily coronavirus deaths for second day running

Director of Center for Health Alerts admits that it is “not very logical” for there still to be discrepancies between official data and that of the regions


Employment in Spain grows for the first time during Covid-19 pandemic

But despite help from the ERTE furloughing scheme, the labor market has lost 760,000 jobs since the beginning of the crisis


No new coronavirus deaths in the last 24 hours, Health Ministry reports

Infections also fell to 71 compared to 96 the day before, with most detected in Madrid and Catalonia


Spain will prioritize return of under-12s to classrooms, says education minister

Isabel Celaá said during an interview this weekend that schools should make use of all available space during the upcoming academic year so that students can social distance


Spanish government may allow movement between regions in Phase 3 of coronavirus deescalation plan

Only four islands are currently in this stage, but more than half of Spain could move to this point on June 8, meaning restrictions on travel could be lifted before the end of the state of alarm


Spain’s PM puts final stage of coronavirus deescalation in hands of the regions

During a televised address on Sunday afternoon, Pedro Sánchez said that the last period of the state of alarm “would be different, lighter”


Spanish government secures support for sixth and final extension to state of alarm

Deal with the Basque Nationalist Party and the Catalan Republican Left will ensure that the executive’s emergency powers for dealing with the coronavirus crisis remain in place until June 21


As four of Spain’s areas move to Phase 3, what will change on Monday?

Three Canary islands and one Balearic island will be in the last of Spain’s deescalation stages next week, with meetings of up to 20 people permitted and no timetables for walks


Nissan plant closure in Barcelona: a traumatic exit

The case confirms the change in global strategy by the automotive industry


Spain records single coronavirus death in 24-hour period

Despite the drop, the Madrid region is preparing for the possibility of new outbreaks as the country scales down confinement measures


70% of Spain will be in Phase 2 of coronavirus deescalation plan by Monday, government announces

The entire region of Valencia will enter this stage, while four islands have been given the green light to move to Phase 3


Hundreds of workers protest Nissan closure in Barcelona

The Spanish and Catalan governments warn that the decision could be more costly than investing in the struggling plant


Spanish regions request to move to new phases of deescalation plan

Regional authorities in Valencia have asked to move to Phase 2, while some islands may enter the last stage before the beginning of the “new normality”


Spain could get €140 billion from EU’s Covid-19 recovery plan

If approved, the Spanish economy would be the second top beneficiary of the historic program after Italy


Civil Guard dismissal sparks political row in Spain

Deputy PM asks opposition whether it is encouraging insubordination by the law enforcement agency, and PP spokeswoman calls him “the son of a terrorist”


Spanish Civil Guard official sacked over Covid-19 report

Interior Ministry denies the move is connected with a court investigation into the government's authorization of mass gatherings just days ahead of the coronavirus lockdown


Spain will lift two-week coronavirus quarantine for overseas arrivals from July 1

Foreign Minister Arancha González says via Twitter that “the hardest part is behind us,” and that “health conditions will be guaranteed” for visitors


Spain welcomes new stages of coronavirus deescalation plan

Sidewalk cafes reopened in Madrid and Barcelona on Monday, while schools in Basque cities saw the return of some of their students