Coronavirus: UK advises against non-essential travel to Spanish islands – BBC News, Google News (UK)

Coronavirus: UK advises against non-essential travel to Spanish islands – BBC News

Coronavirus: UK advises against non-essential travel to Spanish islands  BBC News

Image copyright Getty Images The UK has updated its advice against all non-essential travel to Spain to include the Balearic and Canary Islands following a rise in coronavirus cases.Foreign Office guidance was changed on Monday to include both mainland Spain and islands such as Ibiza and Tenerife.Holiday firm Jet2 has told passengers 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 began on Sunday.The amended advice came after calls for clarity from travel companies and as airlines announced sweeping flight cancellations.Jet2 said it will not be operating 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 destinations on Tuesday. Holiday operator Tui, meanwhile, said it would cancel all its packages to the Balearic and Canary Islands until 31 July and to mainland Spain until 9 August.Travellers returning to the UK from anywhere in Spain must now self-isolate for 14 days at a registered address.

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