Brits Warned To Avoid ‘All But Essential Travel To Madrid’ & Some Other Areas In Spain

The Foreign & Commonwealth Office now advises against all but essential travel to parts of Spain.

A Foreign and Commonwealth Office spokesperson said:

We are advising against all but essential travel to the regions of Madrid, La Rioja and the municipalities of La Bastida, Vitoria and Miranda de Ebro. Airlines are continuing to run flights as normal to and from these areas.

See our guidance on Spain Travel Advice and our coronavirus travel advice.


  1. The travel advice has been updated because these areas have been designated by the Spanish authorities as “areas of community transmission”.
  2. We do not currently advise against travel to other areas in Spain, but we keep our travel advice under constant review. British nationals with upcoming journeys planned, should check with their airlines and tour operators.
  3. We are not advising those in Spain to leave as transport routes out of the country remain open.

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