Foreign Minister Spain wants exception islands in travel advice the UK

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Spanish Foreign Minister Arancha Gonzales Laya said on Sunday that Spain is safe from tourism and that powerful measures are being taken to control the infection episode, Reuters news agency reports. She calls on the United Kingdom to make an exception for the Balearic and Canary Islands after the UK tightened up travel advice for Spain last night.

After the UK announced that British people who have been on holiday in Spain must be isolated for about fourteen days when they get back, travel agency TUI announced that it would delete all flights until 9 August, although flights to the islands will resume immediately from Monday. Many British tourists were caught by the decision and flocked to the Spanish airports to travel back home.

British foreign minister Dominic Raab said on Sunday that he still supports the decision. He believes that action should be taken quickly. British tourists account for about one-fifth of all tourists who normally come to Spain.

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