Risk area: foreign office warns against travel to Spain

According to the classification as a Corona-risk area the Federal Foreign office has issued an official travel warning for the Spanish mainland and the Balearic

Risk area: foreign office warns against travel to Spain

According to the classification as a Corona-risk area the Federal Foreign office has issued an official travel warning for the Spanish mainland and the Balearic Islands of Mallorca and Ibiza. "In front of non-tourist travel to Spain, with the exception of the Canary Islands is currently being warned because of the high infection numbers," the Ministry announced on Friday in its updated travel and security for Spain.

On Friday afternoon, the country was –with the exception of the Canary Islands – due to high infection numbers to the risk area. The Federal ministries involved decided. "In Spain, a very dynamic eruption shows itself to be done," said a Ministry spokeswoman to the news Agency AFP. The case numbers rose in the Trend, "more and more areas in Spain are again more affected by the pandemic". The spokeswoman said: "The designation as a risk area, is to be prohibition no Border closures and no trip."

in Particular, for the extremely tourism dependent Balearic Islands is another major blow. At the end of July already arranged Quarantine requirement in the UK for returnees from Spain had sparked a slump in bookings. Finally, the popular holiday Islands, but had more Corona new infections registered In the past 24 hours 264 new cases had been reported in Mallorca alone,wrote the "Mallorca Zeitung" on Friday.

Tui's package holidays to Spain

The travel group Tui, the Saturday scheduled to travel to Spain says. The customer would be offered to all destinations transfers to other travel, for example, to the Canary Islands, as a Tui spokesman said on Friday night in the dpa. Because you have not contact details of all customers to take, you also contact to the travel agencies. Travelers are already areas in the affected holiday, offer, Tui, to fly you earlier than planned to go home.

On Thursday had been registered for the entire country, almost 3000 new infections within 24 hours. The American Johns Hopkins University reported on Friday night for Spain as a whole 337.334 confirmed Corona-infections since the beginning of the pandemic,28.605 people died. So it belongs to the Coronavirus in the worst-affected regions of Europe. Many parts of the country that currently report increasing case numbers.

For German tourists had to the Robert Koch-Institute (RKI) classified previously, the regions of Aragón, the Basque country, Catalonia, Madrid and Navarre as risk areas. This classification is considered to be an important basis for decision-making for travel warnings from the foreign office. Since last Saturday, travellers returning from high-risk areas, a Corona must do Test, otherwise it will face a fine as well as quarantine. The domestic quarantine amounts to a maximum of 14 days or until a negative test result was available, it was said from the Ministry of health.

Updated Date: 14 August 2020, 18:20

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