Barcelona is one of the worlds most famous cities and one of the most visited cities in Spain. Barcelona offers visitors the chance to explore shops, bars, restaurants as well as its stunning architecture. Although holiday makers visiting Barcelona can find excellent standards and service across many hotels, there are still far too many cases of unacceptable and avoidable holiday illness reported.
Sickholiday.com have dealt with cases of holiday illness in Barcelona including reports of symptoms including diarrhoea and vomiting with some visitors reporting low standards of food hygiene.
It is not only poor food hygiene that can cause illness and ruin a well earned holiday, poorly maintained swimming pools can also lead to serious stomach illness such as Gastroenteritis as a result of contracting Cryptosporidium.
Sickholiday.com passionately believe that holiday makers should receive the holiday experience they have paid for. Unfortunately, illness can occur through no fault of you own, however, whilst staying in the Barcelona it is important to follow these guidelines to reduce the risk of food poisoning and other holiday illnesses:
- Avoid foods not prepared hygienically.
- Drink only bottled water.
- Avoid food not stored at the correct temperature.
- Frequently use an alcohol-based hand gel.
- Avoid street food.
- Avoid salads and any uncooked fruits and vegetables (these may have been handled unhygienically)
Suffering from illness on a package holiday to the Barcelona will obviously affect your health but can also leave holidaymakers out of pocket from costly local medical treatment.
It is your tour operators’ responsibility to make sure you are provided with a safe, clean and hygienic hotel.
If you have fallen ill whilst on a package holiday to Barcelona, get in touch with a member of our team on 01625 253 020.
We have over 10 years industry experience and we will be happy to help you through the process of claiming back the cost of your holiday plus any additional compensation you may be owed.