The Foreign Office has released an FCDO warning to all British travellers that are looking to visit Spain in the near future following some local protests across the European destination.
According to reports, in recent weeks there have been a growing number of protests in major cities across Spain following the rise in cost-of-living that has affected many countries around the world. These protests specifically include organised demonstrations in the capital city, Madrid, alongside Malaga and Valencia while the cost of living continues to escalate.
Late last week, the FCDO warning was officially issued on the Foreign Travel Advice page for Spain to make travellers to the country aware of these protests and warn them to follow local advice when visiting major cities in the country.
“Demonstrations, political gatherings, or marches may take place in Spain with little or no warning, particularly in cities,” said the FCDO. “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.”
Though this does not change any restrictions for travellers to Spain, travellers are advised to keep updated on the situation leading up to their visit to Spain alongside keeping up-to-date on local rules in major Spanish cities following the FCDO warning.
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