Spain holidays have faced a wild rollercoaster ride this year as the government chopped and changed its travel advice. As it currently stands, mainland Spain and the Balearics are off the travel corridor list and one must quarantine on return to England. However, the Canary Islands are deemed safe and self-isolation is not required.
Spain has the second-highest number of confirmed coronavirus cases in the world (after France) and sixth-highest in the world.
According to John Hopkins University, there are currently 1,656,444 confirmed cases of covid in the country.
This morning, English singer James Blunt, 46, appeared on ITV’s Good Morning Britain to discuss the impact the virus has had on life in Ibiza where he lives.
He explained that while Ibiza appears to be coping better, it’s “really bad” in Spain as a whole and all nightclubs have shut, much to his chagrin.
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“I mean it’s been really interesting listening to the news in the UK,” said Blunt.
“We give ourselves an incredibly hard time and what’s really clear is that this pandemic has been absolutely worldwide.
“Europe is really struggling with the numbers, too and here in Spain the numbers are really bad.”
“It’s much easier in smaller places; in Ibiza – the numbers are lower, but all our clubs have been closed.”
Luckily, Blunt said, he still manages to get his nightclub fix, albeit on a much smaller scale.
“The only club that’s open has been Blunty’s nightclub in my garden, and both of us have been thoroughly enjoying it.”
In related news, expats in Spain are being urged to get their residency ahead of the Brexit deadline.