Spain holidays: Foreign Office extends Spain travel ban to Balearic and Canary Islands

Spain holidays are no longer advised by the UK government.

The Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) has announced its restriction on non-essential travel has been extended to the Canary and Balearic Islands.

The news will affect Britons with holiday plans to such popular islands as Majorca, Ibiza and Tenerife.

The FCO states: “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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