The Spanish government has published an official list of hotels and short-stay accommodation that will remain open during the current Coronavirus (Covid-19) lockdown across Spain, at the moment extended until at least 11 April.
The full list of the hotels can be found at the end of this PDF document published in Spain’s Official State Bulletin on 25 March: https://www.boe.es/…/di…/2020/03/25/pdfs/BOE-A-2020-4027.pdf.
Whilst these hotels are mainly intended for workers, particularly healthcare workers and other emergency personnel dealing with the Coronavirus pandemic, they will also be available for travellers in Spain who have genuinely been unable to return home.
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The British Ambassador in Spain Hugh Elliott said: ‘This is a very difficult time for British nationals who find themselves currently unable to get back to the UK and we welcome this announcement by the Spanish authorities that some hotels and short-stay accommodation will remain open during the state of emergency.’
‘Such accommodation is mainly aimed at workers, but there will be options available for British travellers who have not been able to return to the UK yet,’ said the ambassador. ‘Meanwhile we are in close contact with airlines to ensure those of you who wish to return home are able to do so in the coming days. More generally, if you live in the UK and are currently travelling in Spain, you should be making plans to return to the UK while there are still commercial routes available.’
Please click here for our previous report for Full advice for British travellers seeking to return to the UK
Further information can be found at the British Embassy in Spain Facebook page.
Below are the numbers to call for each region of Spain for information and assistance in the event of possible cases of Coronavirus – as issued by the Spanish health authorities.
Up-to-date WHO advice and facts (in English) about the Coronavirus epidemic can be found here: www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019/technical-guidance.
Our previous reports on Coronavirus in Spain:
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