18 Aug

ABTA statement - Barcelona attack

Following a terrorist attack in the Las Ramblas area of central Barcelona and in Cambrils, holidaymakers in these areas are advised to follow the advice of the Spanish authorities, and monitor the Foreign & Commonwealth Office (FCO) travel advice for Spain. As in the UK where the terrorism threat level is severe, travellers should remain alert and vigilant, especially in places where there is a high concentration of people. If travelling around the region, holidaymakers are advised to allow extra time for their journeys in case of disruption.

People imminently due to travel to Barcelona or Costa Dorada should monitor FCO advice and check the status of their flight with their airline or travel provider. We are not aware of any disruption to flight services as a result of these incidents.