Following huge spike of more than 180 coronavirus outbreaks across Spain, thousands of British holidaymakers could be forced into a 14-day quarantine period.
The British government have said that they are closely monitoring the escalating coronavirus cases in Spain and could remove the country or parts of it from the safe list.
Across the weekend Spanish authorities recorded 4,581 new confirmed cases up to Monday. According to the Sun newspaper, Whitehall sources said that if cases continue to rise, then holidaymakers could be forced to quarantine, if Spain is deemed “unsafe.”
A Whitehall source told the newspaper, “Instead of big reviews every three weeks, we will look for a system where countries come on and off as and when we see spikes or drops in cases.”
The North Eastern corner of Spain has recorded more than 1,000 conformed coronavirus cases as Brits flock to Spain.
Health Authorities in Barcelona asked around 4m residents to stay at home for 15 days due to a high surge in Covid cases last Friday.
Infection rates are rapidly increasing across the country which has raised serious questions over reopening the tourism industry.
Another Spanish holiday hotspot have been forced to close bars, restaurants and night clubs following an outbreak of the virus.
The city of Gandia, near Valencia on the Costa Blanca had 70 confirmed cases on Saturday which was up from 21 the day before.
There are 20 coronavirus outbreaks in the Cost Blanca region which are mainly linked to bars and parties by young people, said regional health chief Ana Barcelo
Barcelo said, “We are enormously worried that more cases could continue appearing due to night-life activities.”
Since the national lockdown ended in Spain there has been more than 180 coronavirus outbreaks across the country.