Spain urges United Kingdom to put some regions on safe travel list

A woman wearing a mask to protect against the spread of coronavirus gets her hair styled in a hairdresser shop in downtown Brussels Monday

A woman wearing a mask to protect against the spread of coronavirus gets her hair styled in a hairdresser shop in downtown Brussels Monday

"I can't therefore rule out other countries having to go into the quarantine as well". "I'm afraid you are starting to see in some places the signs of a second wave of the pandemic", Johnson said.

"We have to, I think, have a clear message and make sure that we act by adding entire countries to that list for the time being".

Britain's guidance to avoid all but essential travel to the islands, was issued on Monday, bringing the islands in line with travel advice to mainland Spain.

Speaking to media yesterday about the introduction of the quarantine period, Mr Shapps said: "We simply had to act".

A note posted by the foreign ministry on Tuesday advises against "nonessential tourist travel" to Catalonia, its western neighbor, Aragón, and Navarra in northern Spain.

Lothar Wieler, the head of the Robert Koch Institute, said developments over the past two weeks are "really very worrying".

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British Prime Minister Boris Johnson takes a walk in St James park in the morning ahead of meeting with Parliament. "It would begin with rising figures", Wieler said. "If we all keep to these rules, I am still optimistic that we can prevent this".

TUI UK said on Wednesday it had cancelled holidays to the Spanish Balearic and Canary Islands until August 4 after Britain advised against travel there, acting on advice that has left Spain facing a deeper economic hit from the coronavirus crisis.

"The level of uncertainty and confusion created this week is damaging for business and customer confidence in travel", he said.

The U.K. has the highest official coronavirus death toll in Europe with more than 45,000 deaths.

A girl wears a mask to protect against coronavirus, after buying an ice cream treat, Saturday, July 25, 2020, in Bath, Maine.

The approach has baffled and angered the Spanish government, which said that Britain made a mistake and much of the Mediterranean country had a lower coronavirus infection rate than the UK.

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