Last week, Spain was removed from the UK’s “air bridge” list meaning that anyone returning from the country now faces two weeks in quarantine. The Foreign Office (FCO) also changed their advice this week. The FCO is currently advising against all non-essential travel to Spain, including to the Balearic and Canary Islands.
The new update is “based on the current assessment of COVID-19 risks in the country”.
The Government made the sudden decision after Spain had a sudden surge in coronavirus cases in certain regions.
Catalonia, Navarra and Aragon, in particular, had the biggest increases.
But now it has been revealed that the majority of Britons agree with the Government’s decision to reintroduce quarantine rules.
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In fact, 51 percent of Britons support the Government’s decision, according to a new poll from YouGov.
Thirty-three percent of those who took the survey do think there should have been more warning should given.
Meanwhile, 56 percent have said they are unsympathetic towards those who are currently in Spain on holiday.
Further research also suggests that 82 percent of Spanish citizens think coronavirus is getting worse in Spain.
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Twitter users have also revealed on the social media platform that they agree with the quarantine rules.
One user said: “I have so little sympathy for these people complaining that their holidays are ruined now they have to quarantine when they get back from Spain.
“How was it not obvious things could change at any moment??
“If you insist on travelling anyway you have to be prepared for that!” [sic]
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Another said: “I don’t have a great deal of sympathy for anyone stuck in quarantine, after going to Spain.
“An overseas trip is not on my agenda when parts of our country are in lockdown.”
Another disgruntled user said: “I have no sympathy for the holiday makers upset on the news that they have to quarantine when they get back from Spain like?
“What were you expecting??”
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The Foreign Office added that those who are in Spain should not leave “at this time”.
They continued: “Travellers should follow the advice of the local authorities on how best to protect themselves and others, including any measures that they bring in to control the virus.
“If you are returning from Spain you will be required to self-isolate on your return to the UK, but the FCO is not advising you to cut short your visit.
“You should contact your tour operator or airline if you have any questions about your return journey.”