Flight bookings double after removal from red list
Following yesterday’s update on government travel, Jet2vacances, the leading tour operator to many leisure destinations across the Mediterranean and the Canary Islands, has seen holiday bookings double since being removed from the Red List less than 24 hours ago, demonstrating that customer confidence continues to grow .
The rule change means that starting at 4 a.m. on Monday, October 11, 47 countries and territories will be removed from the government’s red list, making it easier for more people to travel abroad. and will no longer be required to self-quarantine at the hotel upon their return to the UK.
Steve Heapy, CEO of Jet2.com and Jet2vacances Said: “Holiday bookings have doubled since the removal of the red list, which shows how secure customers now feel. After so much uncertainty, the deletion of the red list, in addition to the recent positive news , clearly gave customers the confidence to book the well-deserved vacation they were waiting for.
Bookings are on the rise all seasons, with the rest of October, mid-term, winter and summer 22 all seeing strong growth. This is an extremely encouraging trend which tells us that the huge pent-up demand is translating into bookings. ”
The rule change will also mean that eligible travelers vaccinated in more than 37 new countries and territories, including Brazil, Ghana and Hong Kong, will be treated the same as returning UK residents who are fully vaccinated, as long as they do not. have not visited a Red List country or territory within 10 days of arriving in England.
Transportation Secretary Grant Shapps said: “Restoring people’s confidence in travel is key to rebuilding our economy and leveling this country. With fewer restrictions and more people traveling, we can all keep moving forward together in safe on the road to recovery. ”
From the end of October, fully vaccinated eligible passengers, including those under 18 returning from a country in the rest of the world, will have the option of replacing their day 2 test with a cheaper lateral flow test, followed by ” a free PCR test if it is positive, thus reducing the cost of testing upon arrival in England.