Coronavirus Holiday Update - 18th June 2020
The focus by tour operators for forthcoming holidays, both overseas and in the UK, is aimed at this coming winter season (Departures November to April) and summer 2021. Depending on Government travel advice and when you wish to travel, summer 2020 months may have some restrictions. Greece is leading the way as the current destination hotspot for summer 2021 followed closely by Spain and Turkey. However, the early contenders for the first countries to encourage tourists back after recent events are Iceland, Portugal, Spain and Greece. Some countries are rumoured to be offering deals to tempt tourists back to their holiday resorts such as Bulgaria, Cyprus, Mexico and Sicily. Please click here for Government Travel Advice and information on bookings departing shortly
More good news regarding insurance cover for Covid-19. Travel insurance firms Staysure, Holiday Extras, Just Travel Cover and Saga have all announced that Covid-19 can be covered within their overseas holiday policies.
At the time of writing, reports state both Jet2holidays & Jet2 airlines were encouraged by the volume of customer bookings for 2021, as they look forward to start flying again. So much so, Jet2holidays has increased capacity by almost 1 million additional seats compared with their 2019 capacity, this includes six new routes (Belfast to Larnaca (Cyprus), Birmingham to Lesbos (Greece), Birmingham to Kalamata (Greece), Leeds/Bradford to Santorini (Greece), Leeds/Bradford to Skiathos (Greece) and Leeds/Bradford to Lisbon (Portugal). Jet2holidays summer 2021 programme is now on sale with deposits from £60pp. Jet2 holiday fights are set to resume from 15th July.
Easyjet is another airline which has increased their ATOL (Air Travel Organisers Licence) for summer 2021 with an additional 726,000 seats. The Easyjet summer 2021 programme is also on sale with bookings available from £60pp deposit to destinations including Croatia, Cyprus, Greece, Italy, Malta, Morocco, Portugal, Spain & Turkey. Easyjet commenced flying from 15th June to selected destinations
Ryanair also recently announced their summer 2021 flying programme is on sale whilst advising that they have re-instated 40% of their flights for summer 2020 from 1st July 2020. Guidance for safe flying has also been released by the airline.
Finally, TUI who are currently looking to resume this year’s holiday programme from 10th July 2020, are selling both winter 2020 and summer 2021 seasons with deposits from £75pp.
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