Airlines such as EasyJet, Ryanair, TUI and Jet2 are cancelling their flights for this week.
People coming back from Spain will have to quarantine for 14 days. As the UK government is imposing this rule to halt the spread of coronavirus.
The number of cases is increasing in Spain and in response to this, the UK government is taking new measures.
As well as mainland Spain, the Canary Islands and the Balearic Islands are also included in the rules.
However, flights to Cyprus have also been axed by one airline this week after the strict entry restrictions were enforced.
Here’s the latest from four big airlines on their flights and plans.
The airline will follow it’s current flight schedule to Spain. However, it is giving an option to the customers to change their bookings.
EasyJet said, “We plan to operate our full flying programme to Spain in the coming days.”
“However due to the recent changes to quarantine requirements for passengers arriving in the UK from Spain we understand that customers may wish to change their travel plans.”
“If your flight is within 14 days you can currently transfer your flights without a change fee online via manage bookings.”
“Any customers who would prefer to receive a voucher for the value of their booking can call our contact center for their voucher code.”
If your flight is outside of 14 days our normal terms and conditions apply. And you will be able to change your flight without a change in fee.
Similarly, Ryanair is not halting its flights to Spain, even though the government has implemented the 14-day quarantine rule.
Neil Sorahan, Ryanair’s chief financial officer, said, “As things stand, the market remains open. The schedules remain in place and we continue to operate in and out of Spain as normal.”
TUI is cancelling the upcoming flights and holidays to Spain.
A statement read, “Due to the updated travel advice from the UK Foreign Office advising against all but essential travel to all areas of Spain. TUI UK has now canceled all holidays to the Balearic Islands and the Canary Islands until Tuesday 4 August. And all holidays to the mainland of Spain until Monday, August 10, 2020.”
“Customers due to travel to all Spanish destinations, including the Balearics and Canaries, between Sunday, July 26 and Sunday, August 9 will be able to cancel or amend their holiday. And will be able to receive a full refund or the option to rebook their holiday with a booking incentive.”
Jet2 has suspended all its flights to Spain and Cyprus.
With regard to Spain, it said, “Following the latest government advice regarding travel to the Balearic and Canary Islands from the UK, we have taken the decision to suspend flights to Tenerife, Gran Canaria, Fuerteventura, Lanzarote, Majorca, Menorca, and Ibiza up to and including August 9, 2020.”
“We have already suspended flights to our destinations in Mainland Spain (Almeria, Alicante, Malaga, and Murcia) up to and including August 16, 2020.”
Speaking about Cyprus, a statement said, “Because of prohibitive entry restrictions into Cyprus. We have no choice but to suspend flights and holidays to Larnaca and Paphos up to and including 16th August.”
“We continue to urge the Cypriot authorities to review the entry criteria in line with other destinations. So that our customers can enjoy their well-deserved holidays.”