Is it safe to travel to Majorca? Official travel advice as floods hit popular Brit hotspot
Two Brits have been confirmed dead in Majorca after their taxi was swallowed by a flash flood.
Anthony and Delia Green, both in their 70s, were swept away near the coastal resort of Sillot.
Now a further 10 people have died after torrential rain hit the region around the town of Sant Llorenc.
The 9 inches of rainfall on Tuesday led to a flash flood which caused havoc in the streets.
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Is it safe to travel to Majorca? Official travel advice as floods hit popular Brit hotspot (Pic: GETTY / EPA)
“There have been flash floods in the island of Mallorca overnight on 9 to 10 October causing signifiant disruption and some road closures”
Now Brits are wondering if they need to cancel holiday plans in the coming weeks.
Here is everything you need to know regarding travel advice for Majorca.
The Foreign Office (FO) had issued travel advice for the Spainish Balearic Island.
The website says: “There have been flash floods in the island of Mallorca overnight on 9 to 10 October causing signifiant disruption and some road closures.
MAJORCA FLOODS: Brits are wondering if they need to cancel their plans (Pic: EPA)
“Please follow the advice of local authorities. The emergency services number is 112.
“If youre in Majorca and need urgent help you can get in touch with the consulate by calling +34 933 666 200..
“If youre in the UK and worried about a British national in Spain, call 020 7008 1500”
The flash floods have affected the eastern side of Majorca in Sant Llorenc des Cardassar and the coastal town of Sillot.
The Brit holiday hotspot of Palma de Majorca is not affected.
MAJORCA FLOODS: 10 people have died following flash floods (Pic: EPA)
What to do if you have booked a holiday to Majorca:
Currently flights to Palma de Majorca appear to be unaffected.
Flights are still going ahead – but there could be some delays due to bad weather.
If you are worried you should contact your tour operator or airline to check if the trip is going ahead.
You may be able to cancel your trip if you have the correct type of travel insurance.
Customers may also be entitled to a refund if the tour operator makes significant changes to your holiday, such as dates, accommodation and flights.
A TUI spokesman told The Mirror: “We are aware of the heavy rainfall and localised flooding that occurred overnight in Palma, Majorca.
MAJORCA FLOODS: Flights may be delayed but currently not cancelled (Pic: GETTY)
“Flights and hotels are operating as normal and all customers that were unable to get their hotels last night have now been transferred.
“Our resort teams are supporting any customers that have been affected. We will continue to monitor the situation and work closely with local authorities.”
British Airways parent company IAG also said there would be delays, but flights are operating as usual.
A spokesman said: “As further heavy rains re expected over the next 24 hours, travellers are advised to anticipate continued disruptions.”