EasyJet, Tui, Jet2 and Ryanair release vacation update as more flights are canceled
The ‘traffic light’ system was introduced in Scotland last month, allowing holidaymakers to travel abroad for the first time in months.
People can now travel to countries on the “green list” without having to quarantine themselves, as long as they take a test after arrival.
However, most of the countries on this list are closed to UK travelers, while others will only let in those who are fully vaccinated.
Nicola Sturgeon has repeatedly urged caution about overseas vacations, asking Scots to “seriously think about whether they really need to travel overseas this summer”.
With the list constantly evolving, airlines have been forced to update their policies, which means disaster for those who have booked flights and hotels.
Here are the latest updates for easyJet, Tui, Jet2 and Ryanair:
EasyJet has canceled flights and changed its plans by adjusting its schedule to meet demand.
A number of customers have had their vacation plans canceled as a result of the changes, though the airline has said everyone will be entitled to a full refund.
EasyJet released its latest statement on upcoming flights after many bookings were canceled to countries like Spain and Greece in June.
The statement said, “We want to carry as many customers as possible on as many flights as possible this summer, but as all airlines have done throughout the pandemic, we continue to adjust our flight schedule based on this. restrictions put in place by governments to ensure our flight program best matches demand. “
The spokesperson added that easyJet “communicates with all customers impacted by a canceled flight” to ensure they are aware of their options, which include a full refund.
They said, “We are giving customers more flexibility than ever before with our Protection Promise, which allows customers to change their flights free of charge up to two hours before their flight if they are no longer able to travel.
“We have consistently urged the UK government to increase the number of countries on the green list and have kept our planes and crews in flight-ready mode so that we can grow our fleet up to 90% at the height of the season. ‘summer. ready and able to scale up.
TUI canceled more flights and vacations to a number of destinations this summer.
The travel group has suspended travel to the Orange and Red countries until next month.
TUI recently canceled trips to Turkey and several other destinations due to travel restrictions.
They said they had to “unfortunately cancel all holidays to the following red and orange destinations” until June 13 inclusive.
Aruba, Croatia, Cyprus, Greece – Crete (Chania), Halkidiki, Kefalonia, Preveza, Samos, Santorini, Skiathos, Thassos, Zante – Italy, Jamaica, Spain – mainland Spain, Formentera, Mallorca, Ibiza, Menorca and La Palma.
All TUI Lakes and Mountains vacations are canceled until June 13 inclusive, while trips to Bulgaria, Cape Verde, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Egypt, Mexico, Morocco, Tunisia and Turkey were deleted until June 27.
Jet2 does not begin its vacation and flight program until June 24.
They said, “We take the time to prepare everything at our airports, on our planes and at our resorts to give you the safest and most seamless vacation experience possible.
“Our teams in the UK and overseas look forward to welcoming you again – we are delighted to give you the vacation you deserve.
“If your reservation is affected in any way, we will contact you as soon as possible. Please do not contact us and wait until we contact you with more details.
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“Please visit our website 14 days before your departure, when we have all the latest official information.
“Until then, there’s no need to take any action – and we recommend that you don’t start organizing things like Covid-19 testing until you’re closer to your travel time, as the demands travel rates here and abroad may change. “
Ryanair continued to operate some flights throughout the pandemic – on mostly domestic routes, for essential travel.
The low-cost airline now flies to Green and Orange List countries, but offers more flexibility to passengers.
Regarding new bookings for the summer, the airline posted a statement on its website: “We know your plans may change, so we’ve waived our flight change fee for all new bookings made before June 30. 2021, for travel before October 31, 2021..
“You can now make up to two flight changes to travel before October 31, 2021. This gives you total flexibility and peace of mind.
“Our Zero Change Fee promotion is applicable for bookings made after June 10, 2020.
“Flight changes must take place at least 7 days before the originally scheduled departure dates to benefit from the promotion. Price and product price differences may apply. “