Holidaymakers are being warned that Spain's terror threat has been raised to 'severe'.

Spanish police are now providing more protection in the country's most popular tourist destinations, according to reports.

The Daily Star reported an extra 40,000 officers will be stationed in the hot spots as part of Operation Summer.

They will stand guard outside stations, hotels, beaches and restaurants to provide extra protection.

Police have now raised the terror threat level to four out of five - the higher number being the most severe.

The UK Foreign Office has warned terrorists are “likely” to try to carry out attacks in Spain.

A warning on the website reads: “Attacks could be indiscriminate, including in places visited by foreigners.

“The Spanish authorities take measures to protect visitors, but you should be vigilant and follow the instructions of the local authorities.

“There’s a heightened threat of terrorist attack globally against UK interests and British nationals from groups or individuals motivated by the conflict in Iraq and Syria.

“You should be vigilant at this time.”

The current threat level for international terrorism in the UK is severe.