Coronavirus Holiday Update

Coronavirus Holiday Update - 22nd September 2020

The Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO) has now updated the guidance on overseas travel including those to our most popular holiday destinations. This advice coincides with the UK Governments’ announcement that from Friday 10th July 2020, if you were to travel to a country featured on their travel corridor list, you do not need to self-isolate on return to the UK. This has now enabled our airlines and tour operators to re-start their holiday services. 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. Spain is leading the way as the current destination hotspot for summer 2021 followed closely by Greece and Turkey. 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, whilst Rock Insurance have also agreed to offer cover even if the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office have advised against all but essential travel.

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 have now resumed.

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.

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 have also resumed this year’s holiday programme and, along with the current late deals, they are selling both winter 2020 and summer 2021 seasons with deposits from £75pp.

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