Good News – Jet2 is Restarting Flights from 1 July!
With the summer soon upon us and we have some good news! Jet2 is getting ready to start its flights and holidays again starting 1 July! We’ve put together an article with information on where you can travel, along with travel rules and more!
As lockdown restrictions have begun easing across the UK and around the world, many are looking toward fun and travel in the summer after weeks spent cooped up at home.
In addition to Jet2, other airlines are beginning to announce a restart of flights in July. These include EasyJet, TUI, Ryanair, and British Airways.
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When Will Jet2 Holidays and Flights Restart?
Both Jet2 and Jet2holidays have said they will restart on 1 July. The company made the announcement on their site back on 25 May.
They made this statement, “In view of the ongoing travel restrictions caused by the Covid-19 pandemic, we have taken the decision to recommence our flights and holidays programme on July 1st.
“The health and safety of our customers and colleagues is our absolute priority, and we are continuing to monitor the situation very closely.”
Prior to 1 July, the company was forced to cancel all holidays. If you had a trip scheduled with Jet2, don’t worry about rescheduling. The company is going ahead and contacting customers to provide them with options, which include a choice to rebook their holiday for a later date.
The airline has said they will be in contact with all customers in departure date order, and bookings on or after 1 July will be subject to their normal terms and conditions.
Due to the pandemic, Jet2 has said it will actively enforce new health and safety measures onboard its flights, including for package holidays. They are dedicated to the safety of their customers. So far, they have not made further announcement on exactly what measures they will take in light of Covid-19.
Which Destinations Will be Open for Jet2?
Destinations that are available in July will depend on which UK airport you choose to fly from. There are currently 34 locations available, with more than 60 locations available from some of the airline’s bases. Here are some of the locations listed so far:
- Czech Republic
Are People Allowed to Travel Now?
Right now, the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) is saying everyone should avoid all but the most essential international trips. In addition, the countries in the EU which are open at any one time will depend on EU regulations, as well as on the state of the coronavirus pandemic around the world.
Borders in Europe are set to gradually lift. According to the EU economic affairs commissioner, Paolo Gentiloni, the EU “will have a tourist season this summer, even if it’s with security measures and limitations.”
Some European countries have begun opening their borders, including Austria and Germany. These two countries have agreed to remove all travel restrictions between their countries.
Will I Have to Be Quarantined If I Travel?
Yes, and you may face quarantine requirements on both ends of your trip. The UK government is trying to limit the virus, meaning that contact with international travellers is being kept to a minimum. Travellers arriving from abroad currently have a mandated 14-day quarantine when they arrive.
The measure has started today, and anyone that arrives by plane, train or ferry will have to fill out a form when they arrive in the UK. The form will require their contact information and the address where they will be staying in quarantine for 14 days. For those who don’t have a place to stay, they will be accommodated in facilities arranged by the government.
Health officials will also perform spot checks to make sure everyone in quarantine stays in compliance with the rules. For anyone found outside of their quarantine address, they face a fine of up to £1,000.
UK travellers also face a 14-day quarantine on arrival to some countries abroad, though it will be possible to travel to France without facing quarantine there.
The EU Commission has said it is offering guidance to countries, helping them work together to gradually rollback travel bans and restrictions. However, the goal is still to keep the virus under control. Eventually all borders within the EU should be open, however.
This must be done in phases and slowly, and many destinations are requiring Covid-19 testing, along with tracing measures, to keep the control over travel, accommodation and all tourist activities. The effort is required to keep everyone safe and to control the virus as much as possible while everyone returns to normal life.