Going on holiday abroad this year has been tough for keen travellers. The UK has been reviewing its travel corridor list on a weekly basis which has led to some countries that were previously on the list to be removed. Last week, the UK was split as England announced no changes to the list but Scotland and Wales made major changes.
Meanwhile, Wales decided to remove Greek islands Crete, Zakynthos, Mykonos, Lesvos, Paros and Antiparos from their travel corridor list.
If you have been impacted by the quarantine measures and you would like to make changes to your holiday plans, Express.co.uk has gathered the latest updates from major airlines Jet2, easyJet, British Airways, TUI and Ryanair.
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Jet2 decided to cancel the flights following a lack of demand
Jet2 announced last week that it would be axing all its summer flights and holidays to Spain and Croatia.
Both of the countries, which are extremely popular with Britons, were slashed from the UK’s travel corridor list earlier this summer.
Jet2 decided to cancel the flights following a lack of demand for flights and holidays due to quarantine measures.
Summer 2020 holidays run until September 22, meaning all customers with travel plans on or before this date will no longer be able to jet off.
Jet2 said in a statement: Jet2 said in a statement: “In line with current FCDO travel advice to all areas of Spain, we’ve suspended flights to the Canary Islands (Tenerife, Gran Canaria, Fuerteventura and Lanzarote) up to and including September 12 2020.
“Due to the ongoing uncertainty caused by the Covid-19 pandemic, as well as the current UK government advice, we’ve also taken the difficult decision to suspend flights to Mainland Spain (Alicante and Malaga) up to and including October 31 2020 and the Balearic Islands (Ibiza, Majorca and Menorca) up to and including November 30 2020.
“Flights to Croatia (Dubrovnik, Split and Pula) are also suspended up to and including October 31 2020.”
Customers who are impacted by the cancellations are entitled to rebook their holiday for another date with no admin fee, claim a Refund Credit Note for a future booking, or request a full refund.
Those with bookings later in the year will be updated once the airline receives further information from the government.
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The budget airline is still operating some flights to countries not included on the travel corridor list.
Some of the destinations still on offer from the UK include Spain, Malta and France.
However, easyJet package holidays to France remain cancelled.
The airline said it it planning to “operate its full flying programme in the coming days”.
They also understand that some passengers “may wish to change their travel plans” amid the latest quarantine news.
If your flight is cancelled by easyJet, you are entitled to a full refund or you can transfer to another flight for free.
If your holiday is in October this year and is more than 28 days away from its departure date, you can cancel your holiday with no fees.
Ryanair is still operating most its flights despite the recent quarantine updates
British Airways is still continuing their flights as normal to countries that have been removed from the travel corridor list.
Destinations include Spain, Jamaica, Switzerland, Czech Republic, Croatia, Austria, Trinidad and Tobago, France, Netherlands, Monaco, Malta, Turks & Caicos and Aruba.
However, if travellers no longer wish to travel to or from these countries they can claim a voucher for future travel.
If your flight has been cancelled you can claim a voucher to the value of the booking.
The voucher will be valid for travel until April 30 2022 and can be used as payment, or part payment, for a future booking.
BA customers are being asked to visit the Manage My Booking area on their website to rebook flights.
British Airways has extended its flexible change policy which covers all customers due to travel until September 30 2020.
This means if your flight has not been cancelled, you can change the dates and destination of your booking without incurring a change fee but you will need to pay any difference in price.
TUI is one of the few airlines that has decided to scrap holidays and flights
Ryanair is still operating most its flights despite the recent quarantine updates.
If your flight is cancelled, customers will receive a voucher from Ryanair by email, and will have 12 months to use the voucher from the date of issue.
You can either apply for a cash refund or change the cancelled flight for free.
Those wishing to claim a full refund for a cancelled flight must log into their MyRyanair account and follow the steps for a refund.
The Ryanair website reads: “Please note that a government imposed advice on quarantine period will not result in the flight being cancelled and an automatic entitlement to refunds.”
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TUI is one of the few airlines that has decided to scrap holidays and flights to certain destinations.
If your holiday has been impacted, you can claim a refund credit with a booking incentive of 20 percent towards rebooking.
Your refund credit – the total of the sum originally paid – is valid until October 31, 2021, if protected by the ATOL scheme and until January 31, 2021, if protected under the ABTA bonding scheme.
Those with cancelled holidays or flights can also apply for a full cash refund.
You have 15 days to amend your booking from when you receive your cancellation confirmation email.
After this, your holiday will be automatically cancelled.
If your holiday has not been cancelled, then normal booking terms and conditions apply.
If your departure date is more than 70 days away, it can be amended with a charge of £50 per person.
Published at Mon, 07 Sep 2020 09:29:00 +0000