HOLIDAYMAKERs plans have been thrown into chaos with the cancellation of holidays and flights to Spain, Portugal and the Canary Islands.

Yesterday, Jet2 became the latest airline to completely cancel its Spanish itinerary for at least three weeks due to a spike in Covid-19 cases. 

Brits hoping to get away are now frantically rescheduling alternative dates and seeking refunds from their tour providers.

But what is the current government advice for Brits at home and currently abroad in Spain?

The Foreign & Commonwealth Office is currently advising British nationals against all but essential international travel to Spain, Balearic Islands, Canary Islands and Portugal.

It has blamed the 'current assessment' of Covid-19 in mainland Spain and Portgual and is based on evidence of increases in case numbers in several parts of the country.

These include Aragon, Navarra and Catalonia, which include the cities of Zaragoza, Pamplona and Barcelona.

In Portugal, only Madeira and the Azores are exempt from the FCO advice against all non-essential international travel.

However, the requirement to self-isolate on return to the UK from Portugal, including Madeira and the Azores, remains in place.

What about Brits currently in Spain and affected countries?

The FCO is not advising those already travelling in Spain or Portugal to leave at this time.

Travellers should follow the advice of the local authorities on how best to protect themselves and others, including any measures that they bring in to control the virus.

If you are returning from Spain you will be required to self-isolate on your return to the UK, but the FCO is not advising you to cut short your visit.

You should contact your tour operator or airline if you have any questions about your return journey.

Can I travel to Spain and Portugal against this latest advice?

On arrival, travellers entering Spain from the UK will not be required to self-isolate. However, they will be subject to the following three requirements:

Provide the Spanish Ministry of Health with mandatory contact information and any history of exposure to COVID-19 48 hours prior to travel.

They will also have to undergo a temperature check and a visual health assessment.

On arrival in mainland Portugal you will be subject to health screening.

If travelling to Madeira, Porto Santo or the Azores, you must take a COVID-19 test before you travel or on arrival.