The move comes as Spain has seen a surge of cases throughout the country recording 970 new coronavirus cases in the last 24 hours.

The French government has advised against travel to Catalonia as some 4 million people face lockdown recommendations from the regional authorities.

Norway has also added Spain to it´s list of countries where a 10 day quarantine rule is applied.

Thousands of UK holidaymakers are presently in the country and new arrivals face having to make the difficult decision as to whether to continue with their travel plans or cancel holidays.

This Spanish economy is heavily reliant on tourism, representing some 12% of GDP with visitors from the UK the largest market segment. In 2019 some 19 millions British citizens visited Spain.
King King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia of Spain have recently concluded a nationwide ” Spain For Sure” tour promoting the country as a safe holiday destination.

The Spanish Health ministry has been reported as saying that the country could be dealing with a second coronavirus wave far sooner than expected.

To date Spain has seen 319,501 registered Covid-19 cases with 28,432 fatalities whilst the UK has 298,681 cases and 45,738 deaths.