Spain bans UK flights and steps up Gibraltar border patrol as new Covid strain spreads

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It said the entry ban for non-residents had been coordinated with neighbouring Portugal, which announced its decision late on Sunday.

A number of European nations among others have shut off travel ties to Britain after British Prime Minister Boris Johnson warned that the new strain of the coronavirus was a danger to the country.

A number of European nations among others have shut off travel ties to Britain after British Prime Minister Boris Johnson warned that the new strain of the coronavirus was a danger to the country.

What is the latest travel advice for Spain?

The Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) had not yet updated its travel advice in light of the recent announcement at the time of writing.

Spain is not on England’s travel corridor list.

Its general travel advice states: “The FCDO advises against all but essential travel to Spain, including the Balearic Islands but excluding the Canary Islands, based on the current assessment of COVID-19 risks.”

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