Coronavirus latest: EasyJet suspends ALL flights to and from Spain until March 29

Coronavirus latest: EasyJet suspends ALL flights to and from Spain until March 29

On Saturday, the Spanish Government declared a lockdown, placing strict restrictions on travel to and from the country. As a result, EasyJet announced it would be suspending all flights from March 17 until March 29. The airline company will be operating normal flights on Sunday 15 and Monday 16 to allow people to return home.

 

Earlier on Saturday, Jet2 also cancelled all of its flights to Spain.

The company ordered all their airborne planes en route to the country to turn around and fly back to the UK.

The airline flies to destinations including Alicante, Malaga and Lanzarote from nine UK airports.

In a statement, Jet2 said that it has taken the decision to protect the health and safety of its customers.

Later on Saturday, the Spanish Government formally declared a state of emergency, as new cases of the lethal virus continued to soar.

The country has been placed in a lockdown, with people ordered to stay at home for the next two weeks.

People will only be allowed to go out if they need to buy food and medicine, go to work or hospital.

The curfew will come into effect on Monday morning.

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Published at Sun, 15 Mar 2020 00:18:00 +0000