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Go on holiday but know the risks says government minister

Visitors to countries outside the UK can travel but will run the risk of needing to quarantine upon return, a minister has said. (Photo by Alex Zea/Europa Press via Getty Images)
Visitors to countries outside the UK can travel but will run the risk of needing to quarantine upon return, a minister has said. (Photo by Alex Zea/Europa Press via Getty Images)

Brits are free to travel abroad but they will run the risk of having to quarantine upon return, a minister has said.

Holidaymakers who went to Spain will need to self isolate for two weeks when they touch down in the UK after the government suddenly announced the country would be removed from the no-quarantine list.

It followed a spike in coronavirus cases and fears that the popular destination

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Spanish holidays at risk as Government reassesses quarantine measures

Sunbathers on a beach in Magaluf - Reuters
Sunbathers on a beach in Magaluf – Reuters

The plans of thousands of British holidaymakers are under threat as Spain continues to wrestle with a surge in coronavirus infections. 

On Thursday, Totana, a town of 32,000 in the region of Murcia, was placed in lockdown after a spike in cases linked to a nightclub, while Catalonia and Malaga have also seen recent rises.

The UK Government is due to reassess its “travel corridors” over the weekend and there have been rumours a fresh quarantine could be introduced for travellers returning from Spain.

Lee Hunt, managing director of Deben Travel, said

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Government finally confirms passengers will be protected with ‘refund credit note’

And relax: holidaymakers whose trips are cancelled will be financially protected if they accept a refund credit note
And relax: holidaymakers whose trips are cancelled will be financially protected if they accept a refund credit note

Four months after mass cancellations of package holidays began, the government has finally confirmed that passengers accepting a “refund credit note” will be financially protected.

All holiday companies were obliged to cancel overseas package holidays from 18 March onwards. The previous day, the foreign secretary had warned against all but essential travel anywhere abroad, as the coronavirus pandemic spread around the world.

In unprecedented circumstances, many travel firms were unable to meet their obligations under the Package Travel Regulations to make full

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