CORONAVIRUS

UK, Germany add Spain’s Canary Islands to safe travel destination list

The move fuels hopes of saving part of the high season on the archipelago, which has seen a sharp drop in tourists due to the coronavirus pandemic

TOURISM

Tour operators prepare to resume travel between Germany and Canary Islands

The Spanish region is pushing for passenger testing at origin and destination to avoid the need for quarantines

ECONOMY & BUSINESS

Spain extends ERTE furlough scheme until January 31

The deal, which has received the green light from unions and employers, also includes new support for self-employed workers affected by the coronavirus crisis

TOURISM

Spain to negotiate travel corridors to its islands with Britain, Germany

Foreign minister says she will also reach out to Scandinavian countries in a bid to save the winter tourism season in the Canaries

CORONAVIRUS

Spanish tourism industry feeling the loss of high-rolling visitors

The restrictions on travel into the EU have taken a toll on Madrid, Barcelona and Costa del Sol, which are popular with tourists from Russia, Saudi Arabia, Mexico, Brazil and the US

CORONAVIRUS

No international visitors and zero spending: Spain records another dismal month for tourism in May

The coronavirus crisis continues to take a toll on the industry which faces an increasingly uncertain future despite the reopening of borders

CORONAVIRUS

Spain announces €4.25 billion plan to aid tourism industry

The initiative falls short of sector's expectations after a crisis that may have caused up to €80 billion in losses

CORONAVIRUS

Spanish airports to increase operations from July 1 in preparation for tourist arrivals

Spain’s Aena authority is set to reopen terminals in Madrid and Barcelona next month, when travel restrictions into the EU are gradually lifted

CORONAVIRUS

Spain invites regions to reopen to foreign tourists before July 1

The Spanish health minister says that regional authorities are welcome to launch pilot schemes to reactivate the tourism industry, which has been devastated by the coronavirus crisis

CORONAVIRUS

Spain’s Balearic Islands to welcome tourists on pilot test from June 15

Some 6,000 German visitors will be allowed to visit the archipelago from next Monday without having to observe the 14-day quarantine, which was introduced in a bid to curb coronavirus contagion

CORONAVIRUS

After dismal spring, Spain’s tourism industry prepares for record-low summer season

Although there has been a slight rise in hotel reservations, leaders from the sector warn that the numbers this year will be far from what they were in 2019

CORONAVIRUS

April 2020: The month that tourism to Spain vanished

There were no international visitors and there was zero spending, according to recent figures that confirm the blow from the coronavirus lockdown to a major sector of the economy

CORONAVIRUS

Spain’s proposal for travel corridors could allow international tourists to visit before July 1

The measure would provide relief to the Spanish regions most dependent on tourism, such as the Canaries and the Balearic Islands

CORONAVIRUS

Spain will have to do deals with other countries if overseas tourism is to restart

Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez announced on Saturday that tourists would be welcome from July, but fell short of announcing details of how that will happen

CORONAVIRUS

Spain’s reeling tourism industry objects to travel restrictions

Airlines are refusing to space out passengers while hotels warn the quarantine will keep visitors away

CORONAVIRUS

Wash clothes in hot water and stay two meters apart: Spain’s guide for returning workers

With some non-essential businesses set to resume activity this week, the Health Ministry has published a list of recommendations on how to avoid contracting the coronavirus

CORONAVIRUS

Spain eases some restrictions on workers, hoping Covid-19 cases will not spike again

People who work in industry and construction will be allowed to return to their jobs on Monday after a two-week period of ‘hibernation’

ECONOMY

Plunging stocks, remote work: The economic effects of the coronavirus in Spain

Experts warn that the global drop in supply and demand could severely affect the tourism industry

FOOD INDUSTRY

Spanish government prepares measures to ease the country’s farming crisis

Proposed reforms caught in a difficult balance between seeking fair prices and the impossibility of regulating them

RAIL TRAVEL IN SPAIN

€5 tickets for Spain’s new low-cost rail service to go on sale on Monday

The AVLO, which will cover the popular Madrid-Barcelona route, will begin operating in April, and will offer an average discount of 60% on the cost of the existing AVE train

TOURISM

Last call: Spain’s Balearic Islands crack down on ‘booze tourism’

The regional government has approved a new law that restricts the sale of alcohol in popular tourist destinations and bans bar crawls

IMMIGRATION

Spain blames computer glitch for huge citizenship application backlog

Only 28,077 requests were processed in 2017, leaving more than 400,000 cases still pending

Transportation

As Uber plans Barcelona comeback, taxi drivers prepare for new battle

After already leaving the city because of legal problems, the ride-hailing company could face fresh trouble

BUSINESS

Spanish brands bank on early sales to make up for slow fall season

Traditional January sales period is giving way to permanent discounts that eat into profit margins

TRANSPORT

Taxi drivers throughout Spain strike in protest at new licenses for Uber, Cabify

The association representing private-hire vehicles has reported assaults against drivers and widespread damage to cars

Impact of Barcelona attacks

Barcelona’s tourist sector cautiously optimistic after terror attacks

Shops in Catalan city admit sales have slumped, but that visitors are steadily returning

Agriculture

How Spanish eggs have avoided European pesticide crisis

Farmers expect increased exports after strict controls see them spared in contamination scandal