Tuesday 20 April 2021

All of Spain, more parts of France are code orange, as coronavirus cases rise

People sunbathing at the Cala Capitan beach in Alicante. Photo: Depositphotos.com

The Dutch foreign office has upped its official travel advisory for the whole of Spain to orange, meaning all but essential travel to the popular holiday destination should now be avoided.

Monaco and several more parts of France – Sarthe, Hérault and Alpes Maritimes – have also been scaled up to orange because of the rise in coronavirus cases. Alpes Maritimes includes Nice, where the Tour de France is due to start on Saturday.

The new advisory comes into force at midnight, and means everyone returning to the Netherlands from holiday in an orange zone must go into quarantine for 10 days.

Travellers to Aberdeen in Scotland are also being told to go into quarantine for 10 days on their return.

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