Barcelona, Italy, France: Should you still travel to countries suffering from drought?

Photos of dried-up lakes and scorched earth might have you reconsidering whether travelling to one of Europe’s drought hotspots is a good idea.

Alarming pictures of dry rivers, empty lakes and brown grass are becoming all too common. Last year in Europe was exceptionally hot and, after little rain this winter, the situation hasn’t really improved.

Many of the places suffering the worst effects of this prolonged drought are also popular holiday destinations.

In Barcelona, Spain tight restrictions on water use have been introduced as the region teeters on the brink of a drought emergency.

Large parts of Tuscany in northern Italy have said that swimming pools can’t be topped up

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