Spain’s beaches have remained almost desolate as Britons abandon vacation plans in Spain for something closer to home. Meanwhile, UK beaches have seen hundreds of tourists pour in. Bournemouth Beach and Lyme Regis, both in Dorset, have both been popular choices with those taking vacations.
While some beaches in Spain are still relatively busy, others are practically empty.
Santa Cruz de Palma in La Palma in the Canary Islands shows just a few people on the beach.
A photo of Figueretas beach in Ibiza only shows a few people sunbathing and others walking.
Meanwhile, photos from Barcelona in Catalonia show the beach remains quite crowded despite a spike in cases in the region.
The government announcement last week devastated Britons, many took to Twitter to voice their grievances.
One user said: “So I booked my vacation in Spain in January ahead of COVID-19, but Ryanair is not canceling flights, so I now have to take two weeks off without pay.”
Another tweeted an airline saying: “As I can’t change my flights yet due to no vacation pay at work and you won’t let me cancel if I don’t want to travel to Spain, I also cannot accept a voucher as I have booked next year. ” (sic)
However, No 10 warned that other countries could suffer the same fate if cases continue to rise.
A government spokesperson said: âDecisions on border measures and travel advice can be changed quickly if needed to help stop the spread of the disease.
âUnfortunately, no travel is safe during this pandemic and disruption is possible.
âAnyone traveling abroad should know that our list of travel advice and exemptions is constantly being revised. “