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UK News Spain urges UK to put some regions on safe travel list

13:53  30 july  2020
13:53  30 july  2020 Source:   pressassociation.com

Germany advises against travel to Aragon, Catalonia and Navarre

 Germany advises against travel to Aragon, Catalonia and Navarre SANTE-CORONAVIRUS-GERMANY-SPAIN: Germany advises against travel to Aragon, Catalonia and Navarre © Reuters / Albert Gea GERMANY AGAINST TRAVELS IN ARAGON , CATALONIA AND NAVARRE BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany is advising against travel to Aragon, Catalonia and Navarre, three Spanish regions affected by an upsurge in coronavirus cases, Germany's foreign ministry said on Friday.

Europe's biggest holiday firm has grounded UK flights to mainland Spain after Britain ordered returning passengers to quarantine for 14 days. The British government said on Saturday evening that it was removing Spain from its list of safe travel destinations due to a resurgence of coronavirus cases.

Latest travel advice for Spain , including how to stay safe during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and information on returning to the UK . 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

a man riding a skateboard up the side of a building: A tourists walks with her luggage as the sun sets in the Balearic Islands (AP) © Joan Mateu A tourists walks with her luggage as the sun sets in the Balearic Islands (AP)

Spain is trying to persuade the UK Government to put some Spanish regions on its safe travel list.

Spanish foreign minister Arancha Gonzalez Laya said the UK decision last weekend to require people arriving from Spain to self-isolate for 14 days was based on Spain’s recent national surge in coronavirus cases.

Gonzalez Laya told Radio Euskadi in an interview that some Spanish regions are not badly affected, and suggested Britain could allow “travel corridors” between those regions and the UK.

Spain insists coronavirus 'under control' as travel restrictions hit tourism

  Spain insists coronavirus 'under control' as travel restrictions hit tourism The Spanish government insisted on Sunday that the situation there is "under control" in spite of a recent surge in coronavirus cases, a day after Britain abruptly imposed a two-week quarantine on all travellers arriving from the country. The statement from Madrid comes in response to a string of travel restrictions announced in recent days, which have dramatically reversed the opening of the European continent to tourism after months of lockdown. From Sunday, passengers arriving from Spain to the UK will have to undergo a fortnight in isolation while Norway imposed restrictions on travel to Spain.

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Regional travel corridors would allow quarantine-free visits to some areas of Spain , they tell the PM. A senior SNP MP has urged the UK Government to reconsider its advice on not travelling to all parts of Spain has been added back on the UK quarantine list . Here are the other popular tourist

a group of people that are set up on a dining room table: There are concerns over a new wave of coronavirus infections in Spain (AP) © Provided by PA Media There are concerns over a new wave of coronavirus infections in Spain (AP)

On Wednesday, Spain reported the highest daily number of new coronavirus infections in almost three months, with 1,153.

But the Balearic Islands, including vacation hotspots such as Ibiza and Mallorca, had just one new case while the Canary Islands, another popular destination for British tourists, had only seven.

Spain is the top holiday destination for British tourists, with around 18 million people heading there last year, and their absence is a heavy blow to Spain’s key tourism industry.


Video: "Holidaymakers told to self-isolate upon return from Spain" (Evening Standard)

Plea for targeted quarantines as travel firms feel second wave pain .
Holiday firm TUI has called on the government to take a regional, rather than a national, approach to the imposition of coronavirus quarantine measures after it cancelled flights to mainland Spain. © Getty TUI has cancelled flights to mainland Spain until 9 August The company's UK managing director, Andrew Flintham, told Sky News a more "nuanced" attitude should be taken after ministers gave just hours' notice of a decision to force a 14-day isolation period on people arriving in the UK from all of Spain, citing a spike in COVID-19 cases.

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