BRITS heading to Spain have been issued an urgent travel warning by the Foreign Office amid concerns of “عنف” و “unrest”.
Thousands of الأسبانية citizens have been taking part in protests across the country calling for an increase in wages and pensions in line with inflation.
في مدريد, people took to the streets to voice their complaints against the worsening cost of living crisis.
While pro-independence marches in برشلونة have seen activists block the city’s airport and major roads.
An ever-popular destination for Brits, tourists should be aware that the picturesque cities of Barcelona and Madrid may be quite different for now.
As a result the government have sent out a new alert for British holidaymakers heading to the sunny nation.
A Foreign Office statement read: “Demonstrations, political gatherings, or marches may take place in Spain with little or no warning, particularly in cities.
“You should follow the advice of police and local authorities.
“While the vast majority of demonstrations are peaceful, there is a risk of isolated incidents of unrest or violence.
“If you’re in and around areas where demonstrations are taking place, remain vigilant and move away quickly if there are signs of disorder.”
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High inflation and some of the lowest wages in western Europe have left many Spanish households facing economic hardship in recent months.
And government ministers arrived in Barcelona to meet Catal officials over independence talks.
Organised protests took place in the capital of Madrid, Malaga and Valencia last Saturday.
In terms of Covid restrictions, travel rules in Spain were eased by the Spanish government earlier this month.
According to the new rules, Brits arriving will no longer have to show proof of being fully vaccinated or require proof of a negative COVID-19 test.
Guidance adds: “You should follow the advice of the local authorities on how best to protect yourself and others, including any measures that they bring in to control the virus.”