May 30, 2020

Foreign advises that Spaniards leave Tinduf "as soon as possible"

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has recommended this Monday that all Spanish travelers who are in the region of the Saharawi camps of Tindouf, in Algeria, "leave it as soon as possible."

The "Travel Recommendations" page of the Ministry has been modified this morning to warn that the UN mission MINURSO warns of "imminent possibility of kidnappings and attacks against Spaniards" in the Algerian region.

Therefore, Exteriors "recommends not traveling to this area and that all Spanish travelers whose presence is not essential leave it as soon as possible." The Ministry has warned of these changes through a message on your Twitter account.

The new Foreign recommendation includes the recent MINURSO mission alert on the risk of terrorist activity in the Tindouf region, bordering with Mali, and where the camps are located.

Hundreds of Spaniards travel to the area these days to visit the children they took in their homes over the past summer and who have ignored the warnings issued a few days ago by Exteriors and former Minister Josep Borrell.

This foreign warning was described as "unjustified" by the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic (SADR) -recognized by about a hundred countries-, which related it to the visit of the Moroccan Foreign Minister, Naser Burita, to Madrid, occurred The same day.

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