UK Foreign Office urges ‘caution’ in Cataluña in new travel advice for Spain

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DEMONSTRATIONS; Exercise caution in the vicinity

THE UK’s Foreign and Commonwealth Office has updated its travel advice to Spain in the wake of unrest following the illegal Cataluña independence referendum.

They particularly warn that even demonstrations that are intended to be peaceful can quickly escalate and turn confrontational.

In a statement on the FCO website they say, “Demonstrations have taken place in Barcelona and other areas of the Catalonia region and may continue for some days. They may occur with little or no warning and even demonstrations intended to be peaceful can escalate and turn confrontational.

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“You should exercise caution if you’re in the vicinity. 

“Demonstrations may also cause some disruption and delays to transport services. There have been calls for strike action which may also affect local services over the immediate period.”

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