Foreign Office: Travel warnings for Spain, Greece, France and Thailand

Foreign Office: Travel warnings for Spain, Greece, France and Thailand

The Foreign Office has issued fresh travel advice to Brits going abroad this summer that covers some of the most popular holiday hotspots.

Destinations such as Spain and Greece have been included in the guidance amid warnings some countries could be hit by civil unrest in the summer months.

For example, Brits are told to be cautious about possible demonstrations in Barcelona that could occur without warning.

The advice states: “There have been large gatherings of people in Barcelona and other areas of the Catalonia region in relation to the political developments there. Further gatherings and demonstrations are likely to take place.

“They may occur with little or no warning and even demonstrations intended to be peaceful can escalate and turn confrontational.”

Holidaymakers have also been warned about the risk of balcony accidents following a spate of fatal falls in places such as Majorca.

“Many of these incidents have involved British nationals and have had a devastating impact on those involved and their loved ones. Don’t take unnecessary risks around balconies, particularly if you’re under the influence of drink or drugs,” the FCO states.

“Your travel insurance may not cover you for incidents that take place on a balcony or if you were under the influence of drink or drugs when it happened.”

Those going to France are similarly warned of potential riots in the street in the wake of the so-called Yellow Vests movement.

Tourists should also be aware of the potential for terrorist attacks, with the FCO stating: “The French government has warned the public to be especially vigilant and has reinforced its security measures.”

Additionally, motorists driving through the Port if Calais have been told to be aware their vehicles could be targets for migrants attempting to sneak into the UK.