Embassy urges UK tourists to return home as soon as possible

The British Embassy in Madrid issued information and advice for British travellers in Spain, when the order for all hotels and short-term accommodation to close by 26 March was announced.

Ambassador Hugh Elliott recorded a video which was posted on social media, saying the Spanish authorities had clearly said that nobody would be left without accommodation but that British visitors should arrange their return travel to the UK as soon as possible.

He explained that the Embassy was liaising with the Spanish government and the airlines to try to facilitate this, and that updates would be issued.

The Embassy website also advised that people should be flexible about their destination airport in the UK.