Is it safe to travel to Benidorm, Malaga and Barcelona? Latest advice as coronavirus cases in Spain soar past 1,000

Is it safe to travel to Benidorm, Malaga and Barcelona? Latest advice as coronavirus cases in Spain soar past 1,000


CORONAVIRUS cases in Spain have leapt overnight, with more than 1,000 confirmed cases and 30 deaths.

We've explained everything you need to know if travelling to Spain including to Benidorm, Barcelona and Malaga.

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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 578 people confirmed to be infected, and there are also 72 cases in Barcelona.

Cases in the Valencia region, where Benidorm is, and Malaga, currently no cases of coronavirus in the coastal resort.

To find out more about where the cases of coronavirus have spread to in Spain, click on this interactive map.

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."

Brits are not being told to self-quarantine if returning to the UK from Spain.

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.

We've explained everything you need to know if you want to cancel your holiday.

We've also revealed the travel advice if heading to Majorca and Tenerife.

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