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Coronavirus: Ryanair forced to 'severely reduce' flights to Spain as country goes into lockdown – Mirror Online,

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Ryanair is significantly reducing the number of flights it makes to Spain and surrounding islands because of the coronavirus outbreak.

The air travel company announced that all affected customers would receive an email if their flights are one of the ones cancelled between March 25 and March 25

A spokesperson for Ryanair said: “In response to the decision of the Spanish Government to” lock down “the entire country to contain the spread of the Covid – 25 virus, Ryanair Group Airlines (Including Buzz and Lauda) has been forced to severely reduce flights to / from S pain, the Balearic islands and Canary Islands from (Sunday) (March to) . (Thursday March) . “

They added:” This is a fast-moving and complex situation and the safety and well-being of our people and customers is our main priority.

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RyanAir will be running less flights to Spain (Image: PA)

Spanish medical staff are battling the disease (Image: Getty Images) Spanish medical staff are battling the disease

“We will continue to fully comply with all World Health Organization and European Aviation Safety Agency guidelines and we will follow all travel restrictions that are imposed.”

Spain, with more than 6, cases, is the second worst affected country in Europe after Italy – which has recorded more than , (cases.)

It has declared a state of emergency, with Madrid on lockdown and resorts in Ibiza and Majorca closing bars.

The mayor of Seville, in the south, said Easter processions had been suspended amid the Covid – pandemic.

Jet2 plans from the UK to Spain turned back in mid-air as the airline announced it was cancelling all flights to the country amid the coronavirus outbreak on Saturday.

People wear face masks in Madrid (Image: SIPA USA / PA Images)

Jet2, which is based at nine UK airports and flies to destinations including Alicante, Malaga and Lanzarote, later announced it was cancelling all flights to mainland Spain, the Balearic Islands and the Canary Islands with immediate effect.

The British Foreign and Commonwealth Office has advised against all but essential travel to the following regions in Spain: Madrid and La Rioja, and the municipalities of La Bastida and Vitoria (both in the Basque Country) and Miranda de Ebro (in Castilla y León).

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