Spain holiday warning for British sun seekers as flights cancelled, airport closed and swimming ban

Winter sun hunger warnings that certain areas in Spain could be no-go zones.

The airport on the Spanish island of La Palma was closed this week due to a massive ash cloud caused by a volcanic eruption.

There were also shark sightings on a popular beach frequented by tourists – and swimming was banned.

Currently, the UK Foreign Office is now allowing non-essential travel to Spain and the country is welcoming UK citizens

Read more: Complete list of canceled TUI flights and flights taking place in October.

However, there are some travel warnings to be aware of for those planning a fall / winter trip, the reports Daily record.

The warning comes when it was announced that 47 spots will be removed from the Red List as of Monday, making travel a lot easier and cheaper.

You should always check the government’s overseas travel advice, including which tests to take and rules to follow, before leaving.

Airport closed

The airport on the Spanish island of La Palma was closed because of a huge ash cloud that ejected during a volcanic eruption.

According to AENA air traffic control, an accumulation of ash and dust on the runway has caused flights to be suspended.

Other airports in the Canary Islands will remain open and the ash cloud will not pose any major risks to air traffic for the time being, the spokesman said.

It is the second time that La Palma airport has been closed due to ash build-up since the outbreak began on September 19th. Thousands have evacuated their homes.

The British Foreign Ministry announced: “On Sunday, September 19, 2021, around 3:15 pm local time, there was a volcanic eruption on the Spanish Canary Island of La Palma. The immediate areas of Los Llanos de Aridane, Tazacorte and El Paso have been evacuated ”.

“If you are in an affected area, you should follow the advice of the local authorities, including the Cabildo de La Palma social media updates.

“If you have any plans to travel to the island anytime soon, you should check with your tour operators / airlines.”

La Palma airport is still out of service due to ash build-up and cleaning work continues.

This week an operator posted on Twitter: “The rest of the #Canarias airports are operational. Check with your airline, especially in the case of #TenerifeNorte. Some flights are operated from #TenerifeSur.”

La Palma is one of the seven islands of the Spanish archipelago in the Atlantic.

Bathing ban on the beach

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A shark has been spotted in front of the Playa del Portet beach in Teulada.

British tourists flock to the beach every year, and the warning remains in place until further notice.

Swimming is also prohibited on beaches in the municipality between Valencia and Alicante.

Tsunami warning

Scientists are warning of a devastating tsunami in Tenerife – based on recent extreme weather events.

The recent volcanic eruption in the Canary Islands could be the trigger for the tsunami, experts said.

The scientists warned that this could have “catastrophic” effects in several parts of the island if it happens again.

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