Now may not be the best time to consider a holiday in Spain as some flights in the country were canceled and swimming is restricted.

The flights are reduced following the volcano eruption in La Palma island, which has been active since Sept. 19, Glasgowlive reported.

The airport on the island was closed last Thursday, Oct. 7, over concerns of volcano ash and dust build-up on the runway. It had already been postponed once before because of the eruption.

While some airlines continue to cancel flights, The Sun reported that the airport resumed operation this week.

“La Palma airport has regained operations and all Canarian airports are operational,” the airport said in a statement, quoted by the paper.

Other airports in the Canary Islands are still available for flight as it did not appear the ash had much impact on these areas, as Walesonline reported.

Gasgowlive noted Spain had accepted non-essential travel, with UK tourists welcomed to the famous Mediterranean sunspot.

Volcano eruption, La Palma, Oct. 11, 2021 (The Sun/Screenshot via TheBL/YouTube)

Meanwhile, more towns have been destroyed by new lava flows due to the collapse of the Cumbre Vieja volcano’s northern part.

Since the first eruption last month, La Palma has witnessed nearly 6,000 people evacuated and more than 10,000 properties destroyed. 

More volcanic collapse was warned of following several earthquakes recorded on the island, including one measuring 3.8 on the Richter scale on Monday.

Lava flow, La Palma, Oct. 11, 2021. (The Sun/Screenshot via TheBL/YouTube)

Although restrictions seemed to ease this week, travelers should still conduct proper research on flights to leave or enter the island.

Watching Volcano Eruption, La Palma. (DW News/Screenshot via TheBL/YouTube)

Islanders of La Palma have been instructed to stay indoors and put masks on. Still, the eruption attracted many holidaymakers who wanted to experience the drama.

A traveler from Uruguay, Andrés Amegeiras, said the flight cost her $578. Although it usually costs $67, she was there to watch the eruption.

And 24-year-old Mario Mesa, from Tenerife, who was luckier, just spent $67 on a boat ticket; but ended up staying in a hostel after his friends were evacuated from the island.

Holiday planners may also reconsider their choice as multiple beaches are closed to swimmers over the presence of sharks.

According to the Sun, sharks were spotted at the Playa del Portet beach in Teulada over the past weekend.

The ban now is imposed across Valencia and Alicante, including warnings for swimmers at Costa Blanca.

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