The Spanish Government has updated its earlier Estado de Alarma decree with the announcement that all hotels will be closed by Tuesday 24th March. The move comes as the number of Corona virus patients in Spain continue to rise with nearly 14000 cases and 623 deaths.
A U.K Foreign Office spokesperson announced on Wednesday: ‘The Spanish government have confirmed that all hotels will close in Spain from Tuesday 24 March. ‘We therefore advise British travellers in Spain to contact their tour operator or airline as soon as possible, to arrange their return journey home before this date.’
Budget airline Ryanair, which is also the biggest carrier in Europe have also announced that they have been forced to ‘severely reduce’ travel to the country. A spokesperson for the airline said it could “reduce its seat capacity by up to 80%, and a full grounding of the fleet cannot be ruled out,’
In line with other European countries, Spain has also shut its land borders to all but Spaniards and permanent residents.
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