Foreign office advises against tourist travel to Barcelona and the Costa Brava

Corona News from Germany and around the world - the top stories : +++ Federal foreign office advises against trips to Barcelona and the Costa Brava (11.01 PM)

Foreign office advises against tourist travel to Barcelona and the Costa Brava

Corona News from Germany and around the world - the top stories : +++ Federal foreign office advises against trips to Barcelona and the Costa Brava (11.01 PM) +++RKI reports 633 new cases - so many were there since 11. May on a Monday, not more +++

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Due to the strong increase in the Corona-infections in Spain, advises the Foreign office now of tourist trips in several regions of the most popular vacation lands of the Germans. the Catalonia with the tourist metropolis of Barcelona and the beaches of the Costa Brava, as well as the West in the inland regions of Aragón and Navarra are Affected. , The Balearic Islands, the popular holiday island of Majorca or the Canary Islands would be spared. The Foreign office justified the step on Tuesday in its Travel advice for Spain with the "high infection numbers and local barriers".

On a reactivation of the formal travel warning for the affected regions, the Ministry refrained from initially. Such a step would have allowed it to holidaymakers for the free cancellation of bookings. The discouragement of travel is virtually level with an alarm including.

The Foreign office had a travel warning for the particularly strong of the Corona-pandemic struck in Spain until 21. June repealed, after the government had completed a 14-week state of emergency. The Infection levels had risen in the past few days, in some areas dramatically. dpa/Emilio Morenatti/AP/dpa holidaymakers from Germany can again take off to popular destinations in Europe.

The three most affected regions are not counted by the Federal government, but in spite of the high infection numbers first to high-risk areas. Returnees to such areas have to be in Germany for a Corona Test. In the European Union, which currently only applies to Luxembourg.

The Catalan health authority announced on Monday evening that in the past 24 hours 724 new infections registered had been. Regional President Quim Torra called on the people to the utmost caution. "The situation is very critical," he said. The next ten days, the most important of this summer will be "the". It was almost in a Situation such as that in March. If the Numbers continued to rise, we need to take more drastic measures. Output restrictions would not be excluded.

With more than 270 000 documented infections, and over 28 400 dead, Spain is one of the of the pandemic in the most affected countries in Europe.

the UK had responded on Sunday with a much more drastic measure than Germany to the new wave of Infection and a two-week mandatory Quarantine for people returning from Spain, imposed. This has given the Spanish tourism industry, "the Rest," wrote the daily newspaper "El País" on Monday. The Spanish tourism industry in normal times for twelve percent of the Spanish gross domestic product.

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