Spain holiday warning as top destination hit with ‘significant disruption’

British tourists travelling to Spain’s Canary Islands have been warned they could face “significant travel disruption”.

The UK Government issued a warning for holidaymakers travelling to Gran Canaria, Lanzarote and Fuerteventura.

A spokesperson said: “Road transport strikes are due to be held across Gran Canaria, Lanzarote and Fuerteventura throughout October.”

The strikes started at midnight on October 2 and will continue throughout the month unless a resolution is reached.

The spokesperson added: “The Government of the Canary Islands has confirmed that transportation to hospitals and medical centres will be maintained, as well as transport of medicines and other urgent supplies to guarantee the life, health and security of people.

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“If you are on holiday in Gran Canaria, Lanzarote and Fuerteventura and needing to travel or use road transport, we encourage you to contact your tour operator or transport company as soon as possible for more information to understand how this strike may impact your travel arrangements.

“Significant travel disruption is expected.”

The strike is expected to cause difficulties for British tourists on the three islands who often travel from the airport via coach.

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Strike dates

  • October 2
  • October 4
  • October 7
  • October 9
  • October 11
  • October 14
  • October 16
  • October 18
  • October 21
  • October 23
  • October 25
  • October 28

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Coach and bus operators on the three Spanish islands will take part in strike action after failed negotiations between workers and employers.

Tourists have faced disruption several times over the last few months with Gatwick passengers hit by air traffic control sickness in September.

Several airlines were forced to cancel flights as the airport was unable to cope with numbers.

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