EASYJET have launched their winter sale early, with £29.99 flights to Europe – despite the current uncertainty of coronavirus.
The flights, which can be booked today, are available for travel between 25 October 2020 and 28 February 2021.
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Robert Carey, easyJet Chief Commercial Officer said: “We’ve taken the decision to put our flights for the winter season on sale today in order to support customers as much as possible during this time.”
The new flights are available for all passengers to book, but are also available for passengers who have had their current flights affected by the travel ban.
The new routes provide more options for people who need to move their flights to a later date.
With the flight change fee also waived, it means travellers have more choice of flight options to be able to move their current cancelled flights for their next holiday.
It is also the first time that easyJet flights have cost a flat fee of £29.99, including taxes and charges.
Despite this, the government currently warns against all non-essential travel abroad due to the coronavirus pandemic spreading across Europe, now dubbed the “epicentre”.
While the warning is only in place for 30 days, this is likely to be extended and it is uncertain how long the travel advisory could last.
UK airports are also likely to close and repatriation flights are “unrealistic” for Brits who find themselves stranded abroad.
Other countries have banned British tourists too, with flights cancelled and borders closed, which is likely to extend for the next few months.
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In Europe, Italy and Spain are currently on lockdown, with all travel banned and only essential travel within the country allowed, such as for food and medicine.
Norway, Denmark and Poland are stopping tourists from entering, along with Cyprus, Estonia, Bulgaria.
The US has banned travellers from Europe, while many other islands and countries are stopping ingoing and outgoing travel to prevent the virus from spreading further.
Many of the bans are in place until April or May on a preliminary basis.
If booking holidays later this year, it is advised to pay on credit card or to book travel insurance – although many are no longer covering for coronavirus.
Booking package holidays is also advised as they have additional protection by being ATOL protected, meaning full refunds are given if the Foreign Office warn against travel to the destination.
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Virgin Atlantic and Norwegian are just some who have cancelled routes, with up to 85 per cent affected.
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