Brits told to leave Spain as country declares coronavirus State of Emergency

All British nationals have been told to leave Spain and return to the UK as soon as possible.

The advice was issued by the Foreign Office as the Spanish government announced it is preparing to shut down all hotels from Tuesday March 24 over the coronavirus pandemic.

The Foreign Office advice states: "Spain declared a State of Emergency (“Estado de Alarma”) on March 14, which introduces a series of measures including significant restrictions on movement throughout the country in response to the coronavirus outbreak.

"The Spanish government has now ordered that hotels and short-stay accommodation (such as short-stay campsites or caravan parks) must close by Tuesday March 24.

"British travellers who are currently in Spain and who wish to return to the UK are advised to make travel plans to do so as soon as possible."

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