Spain campsite in lockdown with 250 tourists trapped inside after coronavirus outbreak

A Spanish campsite popular with Brit holidaymakers has gone into lockdown after two tourists tested positive for coronavirus.

Around 250 tourists are said to be trapped inside the site in the seaside resort of Zarautz, which was immediately closed down.

Police have now been called in to prevent anyone from entering or leaving without permission.

Health officials closed the Talai Mendi campsite in Basque Country after detecting two positive guests.



All 250 guests will be now be tested

Now all 250 tourists will be tested for coronavirus.

The site had only just reopened following the lifting of the coronavirus lockdown.

Medical personnel started the tests yesterday and it is hoped the first results will come through today.

Tourists will then be given the choice of either going home or staying inside the closed campsite for a quarantine period of between seven and 14 days.

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The Basque Country region is popular with Brits

The campsite is a favourite with Brits who have praised its facilities on TripAdvisor, with one UK visitor posting: “Very easy to find, high up on a hillock with sweeping views of the ocean and the beaches.

“Chilled out place with a nice vibe. Lots of good surf 10 minute walk away and a great path leading from the camp site into town.”

This morning the campsite’s website said the site was “temporarily closed.”

The Mayor of Zarautz, Xabier Txurruka said most of the guests on site were young people, including children.

He said he “didn’t think there were many tourists from outside the region”.  

However, it has not yet been released where the 250 people have come from or their nationality.

But it is understood that one of the two positive tests was a young woman on holiday from outside the area.



The seaside resort of Zarautz where a campsite has gone into lockdown

Now staff at the campsite are also being tested.

Local hotels and cafes are sending in food for the tourists after the site’s bar and restaurant was forced to close.

One of the few people who was able to leave was a cook living in Zarautz.

She told Diario de Vasco: “It took us all by surprise. Once my workday was over, I was supposed to leave at 3pm but couldn’t take the test until 6pm.

“Those of us from here have been allowed to leave but the rest must stay in the campsite.

“The results should be announced on Thursday morning. Let’s see what happens.”

Locals have said they are worried that the incident may lead to an outbreak in the region as unknowingly positive campers could have visited bars and restaurants during their stay.

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