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UK government updates its travel advice for Brits heading to Spain despite quarantine 

British tourists going on holiday to Spain, despite the need to go into quarantine on their return to the UK, are being urged to take heed of new coronavirus restrictions.

The UK government has today changed its travel
advice on social gatherings in view of new limitations being put into force in
different regions of Spain.

Posting new guidelines on its travel advice
website, the Foreign Office says: “You should follow the advice of the
local authorities on how best to protect yourself and others, including any
measures that they bring in to control the virus. “

“Many municipal authorities and regional
governments have issued advice to visitors and residents and have imposed
controls on opening hours for bars and nightclubs. Social gathering limitations
may vary between a maximum of five to ten people depending on where you are in
Spain. The situation is evolving so you should follow the advice of the local
authorities at all times.”

The government also reminds tourists:
“The use of face coverings is mandatory for anyone over the age of six
years old on all forms of public transport in Spain and in many other indoor
and outdoor public spaces. Specific rules on the use of face masks may vary
from one region to the next, you should refer to local authorities for advice.
You should carry a face mask with you and be prepared to wear it throughout
your stay.”

Since the Spanish government lifted the
country’s State of Alarm on June 21st, autonomous communities have the power to
introduce their own rules and regulations in a bid to control the spread of
coronavirus.

Tourists are also reminded that most of the
beaches retain their pre-booking systems with individual or family plots and
other regions have closed their beaches at night.