THE BALEARIC Islands have been hit by coronavirus, with 12 cases in Majorca along with three in Menorca and one in Ibiza.
The Spanish holiday islands are a huge travel destination with Brits – here is the latest travel advice if you are heading there for a holiday.
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There are no travel restrictions to the Balearic Islands due to coronavirus
Is it safe to travel to the Balearic Islands?
There are currently no travel bans in place for the islands, with the UK government deeming them still safe for travel.
They state: “There is an ongoing outbreak of coronavirus (COVID-19) in China and elsewhere, including Spain.
“You should comply with any additional screening measures put in place by the authorities.”
The Balearic Government told local media: “We want to convey a message of tranquillity and confidence in the work carried out by all health professionals who are coordinating closely with the Ministry of Health.”
Over the whole of Spain, there are now 1,695 cases, with 36 deaths caused as a result of the virus.
The highest number of cases have been reported in the region of Madrid, with 782 people confirmed to be infected and 21 deaths.
Can I cancel my holiday to the Balearic Islands?
All flights are still operating from major airports, so any Brits due to travel to the Balearic Islands are unlikely to get their money back.
The only time that tour operators are required to give a refund on holiday packages is if the Foreign Office changes its travel advice for a region and turns it into a no-go area, which they have not done in this case.
Independent hotels are not even required to refund money in this instance, so if you have paid in advance and choose not to turn up then you will lose your money.
If the hotel is a large chain, it could be worth asking to change your stay to another location or delay your trip but they are under no obligation to grant this.
Holidaymakers are advised to check with their travel insurance providers to see if there is something they can do, but that is also unlikely.
We explain everything you need to know if you want to cancel your holiday.
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