Hundreds of guests at a Tenerife hotel had their trip ruined when they were put on lockdown over fears they had been contaminated. An Italian doctor visiting the report had earlier tested positive for the virus which has left more than 2,600 people dead worldwide. And the situation in northern Italy is fast spiralling out of control, with the 11th victim dying on Tuesday.
Express.co.uk conducted a poll asking readers if they would avoid the Spanish island and the northern regions of Italy due to the outbreaks.
Nearly eight in 10 readers (2,008 votes, 78 percent ) said they would steer clear of both places when they plan upcoming holidays.
Many who have booked flights and accommodation said they would rather cancel and lose their money than catch coronavirus or be put in isolation.
Eighteen percent (478) said they would not be put off travelling to either place.
Britons have vowed to cancel their holidays to virus-hit areas of Europe over coronavirus fears (Image: GETTY)
A psychologist talks to a group of workers outside the H10 Costa Adeje Palace Hotel in Tenerife (Image: GETTY)
Just 110 people (four percent) said they were undecided.
One woman who said she had put down money on a trip to the Canary Islands and was prepared to cancel and see her money wasted than risk falling ill.
“I’ve booked flights to the Canary Islands,” she explained.
“I would rather lose my money than get the virus or spend time in quarantine in some hotel. Looks like I won’t be going.”
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Guests stand on their balconies after being told to stay in their rooms (Image: GETTY)
A second voter said they have a trip booked to Tenerife for April but “will have to see how it plays out” before making a final decision on whether or not to get