JET2 has told Brits in the Balearic and Canary Islands to cut short their Spain holidays, it’s reported.
Hundreds of passengers who had flights back to Britain cancelled were asked to leave Spain sooner following the government’s quarantine u-turn, it is claimed.
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Jet2 has contacted passengers in Spain’s Balearic and Canary Islands and told them to come home, it’s reportedCredit: Getty – Contributor
Holidaymakers in Spain’s Majorca are among those contacted by the budget airlineCredit: AFP or licensors
The budget airline told passengers it can’t afford to keep sending empty planes to collect them on different dates, the BBC reports.
Customers due to return in early August with Jet2 – the UK’s largest tour operator – were told to fly back sooner.
On Saturday, Brits had just five hours notice after the government’s bombshell announcement that everyone returning from Spain must self-isolate for 14 days.
It followed a surge in COVID-19 infections in Spain amid fears of a second wave lashing Europe.
Simon Fordy, from Cumbria, who is in Magaluf with his family, told the Beeb he felt “confused and upset” after splashing nearly £3,000 on an 11-day holiday.
With only five days of their holiday gone he said he is now “constantly checking” his phone for updates.
Jet2 said in a statement: “What we need now is clarity and consistency from the government.
“We understand that this is a fast-moving situation, however the information we are receiving is contradictory and often comes with little or no notice.”
Passengers supposed to be flying with Jet2 on July 31 and August 1 aren’t affected, it’s reported.
We understand that this is a fast-moving situation, however the information we are receiving is contradictory and often comes with little or no notice
Jet 2 spokesman
Families in Majorca due to return next week told the BBC they received emails and texts telling them to return to Britain early.
Sun Online has contacted Jet2
Following the government’s quarantine u-turn Jet2 had already cancelled all holidays and flights to the Balearic and Canary Islands until August 10, after the quarantine-free air bridge was axed.
It comes just 24 hours after the company scrapped all flights to mainland Spain until August 17.
Customers affected by any changes to flights or holidays are being offered a range of options, including rebooking with no admin fee, a credit note or a cash refund.
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Jet2 said this week it will be contacting customers to discuss their options.
The firm has also cancelled all flights and holidays to Cyprus until August 17.
The airline said it has “no choice” but to suspend trips to Larnaca and Paphos after new coronavirus restrictions were slapped on the country.
Travellers who are currently in the Canary and Balearic Islands with flights booked to return to the UK will also be contacted by Jet2Credit: Getty – ContributorOliver Dowden says airport testing is not a solution to ending quarantine measures for Brits returning from Spain
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