The UK Foreign Office has added a new alert to anyone visiting Spain for the time being due to possible unrest.
The UK is not the only country facing a cost of living crisis and in Spain, a number of protests have erupted as workers in the EU country demand wage and pension increases in line with inflation.
The majority of the protests were peaceful, but the government department warned there was a possibility of “unrest or violence” taking place.
Last week, a large demonstration took place in Madrid and Barcelona, demonstrators blocked the airport and the main roads of the city. Rail services across Spain were also disrupted.
In an update published Friday, October 28, the Foreign Office said: “Protests, political rallies or marches may take place in Spain with little or no warning, especially in cities. You should follow the advice of the police and local authorities.
“While the vast majority of protests are peaceful, there is a risk of isolated incidents of unrest or violence.
“If you are in and around areas where protests are taking place, stay alert and move away quickly if there are signs of disorder.”
The warning comes after all of Spain’s Covid rules were relaxed earlier this month, with tourists from the UK are now allowed to travel freely without any restrictions.