Coronavirus: UK advises against non-essential travel to Spanish isles

Passengers check-in for flights back to the UK at an airport in Mallorca Image copyright Getty Images

The UK is now advising against all non-essential travel to the Balearic and Canary Islands after Spain recorded a rise in coronavirus cases.

Foreign Office guidance was changed on Monday to include both mainland Spain and islands such as Ibiza and Tenerife.

It came as a government source said talks were under way with Spain to provide a quarantine exemption for those arriving back from the islands.

A blanket quarantine policy for Spain began on the weekend.

A Foreign Office spokesman said the decision considered “the impact of the requirement to self-isolate on return to the UK”.

Speaking earlier, Boris Johnson’s official spokesman said “no travel is risk free during this pandemic”.

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