The UK has upgraded its guidance against all non-essential travel to Spain to include the Balearic and Canary Islands following an increase in coronavirus cases.
Foreign Workplace guidance was altered on Monday to consist of both mainland Spain and islands such as Ibiza and Tenerife.
Vacation firm Jet2 has actually informed guests not to go to the airport after cancelling flights to all Spanish destinations on Tuesday.
The change is in addition to the self-isolation policy that started on Sunday.
The amended suggestions came after require clearness from travel companies and as airline companies revealed sweeping flight cancellations.
Jet2 said it will not be running flights to Tenerife, Fuerteventura, Gran Canaria, Lanzarote, Majorca, Menorca and Ibiza, or to mainland Spain, but will be running a schedule of flights back from those locations on Tuesday.
Vacation operator Tui, on the other hand, said it would cancel all its plans to the Balearic and Canary Islands till 31 July and to mainland Spain till 9 August.
Travellers going back to the UK from anywhere in Spain must now self-isolate for 14 days at a signed up address.
A Foreign Office spokesman said: “We have thought about the total circumstance for British nationals taking a trip to and from the Balearic and Canary Islands, consisting of the effect of the requirement to self-isolate on return to the UK, and concluded that we ought to advise British nationals against all non-essential travel to the whole of Spain.”
Speaking earlier, Boris Johnson’s official representative alerted “no travel is safe during this pandemic”.
The rate of infection in Spain is 35.1 cases per 100,00 0 individuals, while the UK is at 14.7, according to the latest figures from the European Centre for Disease Avoidance and Control.
Data as much as 19 July suggested there were lower rates of infection in the Balearic and Canary Islands than in mainland Spain.
Meanwhile, a federal government source informed the BBC that the Spanish government was lobbying for the Balearic and Canary Islands to be exempt from the quarantine policy, which conversations on the matter had occurred.
Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez explained the choice to impose a 14- day quarantine as an “mistake” as it applied to the entire of Spain, instead of impacted regions, the Reuters news company reported.
Amongst the thousands affected by the modification in travel guidance was Tom Clasby, who had actually looked into an airport hotel near Stansted with his fiancé, their two children, and other relative, ahead of a holiday to Majorca.
Mr Clasby, 26, was because of depart at 06: 55 BST on Tuesday and now deals with needing to return home to Bury St Edmunds.
” We remain in a scenario where we can’t do anything yet and I do not really know what to do. The poor little ladies have actually been so ecstatic for this holiday – it’s the second vacation this year we have actually had actually cancelled,” he told the BBC.
” We are simply very disappointed, the ladies will be so upset in the morning.”