/Govt extends non-essential travel ban to whole of Spain

Govt extends non-essential travel ban to whole of Spain


Published on Monday, July 27, 2020

The Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) has updated the advice it gave 48 hours ago against non-essential travel to mainland Spain and has extended it to the whole of the country,  including the Balearic and Canary Islands.

The FCO said: “From 27 July, the FCO advise against all non-essential travel to Spain, including the Balearic and Canary Islands, based on the current assessment of Covid-19 risks in the country.

“This advice is based on evidence of increases in cases of Covid-19 in several regions, but particularly in Aragon, Navarra and Catalonia (which include the cities of Zaragoza, Pamplona and Barcelona).

“The FCO is not advising those already travelling in Spain to leave at this time. Travellers should follow the advice of the local authorities on how best to protect themselves and others, including any measures that they bring in to control the virus.

“If you are returning from Spain you will be required to self-isolate on your return to the UK, but the FCO is not advising you to cut short your visit. You should contact your tour operator or airline if you have any questions about your return journey.”

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