JET2 has announced that flights to mainland Spain and the Balearics won’t resume until February 11 next year.
The tour operator has resumed flights to the Canary Islands, after it was removed from the quarantine list last week, meaning Tenerife, Lanzarote and Gran Canaria flights will continue.
Travel expert Paul Charles, from PC Agency, told Sun Online Travel that the islands were likely to remain on the safe list for good due to their testing facilities and infrastructure, making them a good bet for a holiday.
However, the rest of Spain, which includes Barcelona and Malaga on the mainland and the Balearic Islands such as Ibiza, won’t be back on the cards until 2021.
Spain’s coronavirus cases have soared past one million, as Europe battles a second wave which has led to France’s second lockdown.
Jet2 explained: “In line with FCDO (Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office) travel advice affecting many of our European destinations, we are constantly reviewing our flights and holidays programmes.
“Following a number of recent updates, we would like to advise of our planned restart dates to several destinations which are currently affected by our programme changes.”
The Canary Islands, which includes Tenerife, Lanzarote, Fuerteventura and Gran Canaria, are restarting in the next few days.
Jet2 holidays to the Canary Islands
- Get £100 off your Jet2 holiday with WINTER50 code
- Seven nights at Oceano Apthotel in Lanzarote with return flights, 22kg luggage and transfers – from £262pp
- Seven nights all-inclusive at Colina Mar Apthotel in Gran Canaria with return flights, 22kg luggage and transfers – from £399pp
- Seven nights half-board at Hotel Gala, Playa del las Americas in Tenerife with return flights, 22kg luggage and transfers – from £445pp
Antalya in Turkey will also resume on November 15 although the country is still on the UK’s quarantine list.
Rome will restart on November 26 – also on the quarantine list, while Venice flights will not start again until February 2021.
Other destinations in Spain and Portugal will not restart until February 2021 either.
The airline has also been able to add more flights to Rhodes in Greece and Madeira in Portugal, after a surge in demand from holidaymakers.
There are very few destinations currently open to Brits which don’t require quarantining on arrival or back in the UK, with Greece, the Canary Islands and the Maldives some of the few.
Other destinations such as Cyprus and St Lucia are open to Brits but require a negative coronavirus test pre-arrival which can cost hundreds of pounds.
Dubai and Egypt could be next on the travel corridor list, as their numbers remain low.
Tour operators and airlines are launching holidays and flights for summer 2022 already, as Brits look to their next trip abroad.
TUI has even launched their summer 2022 schedule, two years early.
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