Around 50 British holidaymakers are among a cohort of tourists who have been allowed to leave a hotel in Tenerife after a coronavirus related quarantine.
The four-star H10 Costa Adeje Palace went into lockdown on Tuesday after a visiting doctor tested positive for the virus, with hundreds of guests told not to leave their rooms until further notice.
However, the United Kingdom Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) confirmed it was aware 130 tourists have been allowed to leave.
It is understood around 50 are British but the exact number of Scots is still not known.
An FCO spokesman said: “We are urgently seeking clarification from the Canary Island authorities following their announcement that 130 tourists of different nationalities will be granted permission to leave the Costa Adeje Palace Hotel.
“We continue to offer support to all British nationals at the hotel.”
The announcement does not force the group to leave but means they are free to do so if they wish.
Canary Island authorities said the order affected those who entered the hotel on Monday, as those who who tested positive were already outside the grounds by this point.
Hundreds of thousands of Scots visit Tenerife every year, making it one of the country’s most popular holiday destinations, with dozens of flights from Scottish airports every week.