JET2 has tonight cancelled all flights to mainland Spain and parts of Croatia for the rest of the summer.
This means Brits won’t be able to fly to Alicante, Malaga, Barcelona, Dubrovnik or Split using the airline.
A statement from the company said: “Because of the ongoing uncertainty caused by the Covid-19 pandemic, as well as the current UK government advice, we have taken the difficult decision to suspend all flights and holidays to Mainland Spain and Dubronik and Split for the rest of Summer 2020.”
Jet2 are working with customers to find options to rebook with no admin fee, a Refund Credit Note, or a full cash refund.
The company added: “To give customers more choice when it comes to booking or rebooking their Summer 2020 holidays, we recently announced hundreds of new flights to in-land destinations, representing almost 100,000 additional seats.
“That demand tells us that customers want to get away for their well-deserved holidays.
As well as cancelling the flights, Jet2 said they are urging the government to do more to help holidaymakers by implementing a targeted approach to travel advice, instead of the current blanket ban approach.
Jet2 added: “Bookings for next summer are looking strong, and we cannot wait to be back doing what we do best – working with hoteliers and our partners in these destinations to make sure our customers enjoy their well-deserved holidays.”
Jet2 made a similar announcement with their Croatia flights and holidays, saying that their “final outbound flights for the season [will be] operating on September 6.”
Spain and France are likely to stay on the UK quarantine list for the next few weeks – after comments from the Spanish health emergencies warned “things are not going well”.
The two countries, popular with British holiday makers, were removed from the safe travel list after soaring coronavirus cases in the country.
Croatia had been sharing an air bridge agreement with the UK, meaning people from both countries didn’t not have to quarantine on arrival or upon return.
But with its infection rate so high, it was put on the quarantine list on August 20, following France and Spain.