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UK travellers scramble to change plans as coronavirus spreads

Many people unable to get refunds for trips as FCO holds back on official travel warnings

As the coronavirus spreads across Europe, the Middle East and Asia, Britons are scrambling to change their travel plans – with varying levels of success.

“We’re feeling very frustrated and fed-up,” said a woman from Surrey, who preferred not to be named, and whose family had booked a “holiday of a lifetime” in Hong Kong, Thailand and Laos this Easter.

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Tenerife coronavirus: 1,000 guests at hotel quarantined

H10 Costa Adeje Palace hotel on lockdown after Italian tourist tests positive for virus

A thousand people staying at a hotel in Tenerife have been quarantined after an Italian guest tested positive for the coronavirus.

News of the quarantine came as the Austrian state of Tyrol, which borders Italy, confirmed its first two cases of the virus and Croatia confirmed its first case in a patient in a hospital in the capital, Zagreb.

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