Is it safe to go to Tenerife? Latest travel advice as 1,000 tourists quarantined and 4 infected with coronavirus – The Sun

CORONAVIRUS cases in the quarantined Tenerife hotel have doubled, with four guests diagnosed with the virus.

As more than 1,000 tourists remain in the H10 Costa Adeje Palace hotel, is the Spanish island still safe for travel?

An Italian doctor and his wife staying at the hotel on the island were confirmed to have the virus, leading to the shutdown of the hotel for the rest of the guests, who are not allowed to leave the building.

Two more tourists have been diagnosed since, and have been sent to hospital after testing positive.

Is it safe to travel to Tenerife? 

The UK Foreign Office has updated their latest travel advice for Brits heading to Spain.

They warn: "The Spanish authorities are dealing with confirmed cases of coronavirus in the H10 Costa Adeje Palace Hotel in Tenerife. If you’re in this hotel, you should follow the advice of the local authorities."

They also said: "There is an ongoing outbreak of coronavirus (COVID-19) in China and elsewhere, including Spain."

Concerned travellers on the island are advised to call (+34) 900 112 061 with any questions.

Spain has two other reported cases of coronavirus – one on La Gomera and one in Majorca.

However, travellers are being warned to take extra precautions when travelling, such as washing hands with antibacterial gel.

The NHS website advice includes covering your mouth and nose with a sleeve or tissue when coughing or sneezing, and not touching your eyes, nose or mouth with dirty hands.

Spain is still considered safe to travel to, with no quarantined zones or travel warnings.

Can I cancel my holiday to Tenerife?

All flights are still operating from major airports, although there are some delays to the Canary Islands following the sandstorm.

Any Brits due to travel to Tenerife are unlikely to get their money back.

The only time that tour operators are required to give a refund on holiday packages is if the Foreign Office changes its travel advice for a region and turns it into a no-go area, which they have not done in this case.

Independent hotels are not even required to refund money in this instance, so if you have paid in advance and choose not to turn up then you will lose your money.

If the hotel is a large chain, it could be worth asking to change your stay to another location or delay your trip but they are under no obligation to grant this.

Holidaymakers are advised to check with their travel insurance providers to see if there is something they can do, but that is also unlikely.

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