SPAIN has reported 123 cases of coronavirus across the mainland, as well as in the Balearic and Canary Islands.
As cases continue to rise, we’ve explained everything you need to know if travelling to Spain.
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Is it safe to travel to Spain?
The UK government has not banned or advised against any travel to Spain.
The highest number of cases have been reported in the region of Madrid, with 29 people confirmed to be infected, while other cases in the Canary Islands and the Balearic Islands have also been reported – which you can find on an interactive map here.
The current advice from the Foreign Office states: “There is an ongoing outbreak of coronavirus (COVID-19) in China, but cases have been confirmed in other countries, including Spain.
“You should comply with any additional screening measures put in place by the authorities.”
They also offer advice for tourists in Tenerife following a hotel quarantine due to confirmed coronavirus cases: “The Spanish authorities are dealing with confirmed cases of coronavirus in the H10 Costa Adeje Palace Hotel in Tenerife.
“If you’re in this hotel, you should follow the advice of the local authorities.”
Can I cancel my holiday to Spain?
All flights are still operating from major airports, so any Brits due to travel to Spain 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.
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