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Pain in Spain as travellers' holiday plans up in air after country put on quarantine list

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Passengers traveling on a flight from Malaga, in Spain, arriving at Belfast International Airport on Sunday morning.  Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye

Passengers traveling on a flight from Malaga, in Spain, arriving at Belfast International Airport on Sunday morning. Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye

Decision: Robin Swann

Decision: Robin Swann

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The Covid-19 situation in five of our most popular holiday destinations

The Covid-19 situation in five of our most popular holiday destinations

Passengers traveling on a flight from Malaga, in Spain, arriving at Belfast International Airport on Sunday morning. Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye

The holiday plans of families across Northern Ireland have been thrown into chaos after Spain was dropped from the so-called green list.

Holidaymakers at resorts across Spain and the Balearic and Canary Islands now face 14 days of self-isolation after returning home.

Meanwhile, people with holidays booked in mainland Spain and islands including Tenerife and Majorca in the coming weeks may now lose thousands of pounds as a result of the dramatic U-turn.