The Daily Express explores if travelling to Spain is safe after Catalonia officially voted to declare independence from Spain.
The Catalan parliament ahead of Madrid’s vote on whether to impose Article 155 passed with 70 votes in favour, 10 against and 2 blank ballots in Barcelona..Spain has been rocked by violence and protests regarding the issue since separatists first voted earlier this summer..
,Travel advice for British Citizens
The FCO have yet to update their travel advice in the wake of the news, but their latest advice recommends travellers exercise caution..
“Further demonstrations are likely to take place in Barcelona and other areas of the Catalonia region.
They may occur with little or no warning and even demonstrations intended to be peaceful can escalate and turn confrontational.
“You should exercise caution if you’re in the vicinity. Demonstrations may also cause some disruption and delays to transport services.”
For the latest travel information and updates on Spain you can visit the FCO website..
Currently, flights to Spain are unaffected with most airlines such as EasyJet, Ryanair and British Airways still flying..The previous riots during the illegal referendum caused hundreds to be injured, as fights broke out throughout the region..Barcelona, a popular tourist spot for British travellers, was one of the few areas to have been affected by the fights.
Anyone who is heading to Spain should check with their airline to see if anything changes, as well as keeping up with the FCO website for further updates.