Airlines and operators are boosting options for amber countries following Grant Shapps’ announcement that fully vaccinated travellers won’t have to quarantine on return.
Jet2.com has confirmed it will restart flights to amber list destinations from 19 July, when quarantine-free travel for the fully vaccinated starts.
Jet2.com and Jet2holidays CEO Steve Heapy said the news ‘finally signals a meaningful restart to international travel’.
“Instead of a handful of destinations to choose from, this news means our customers can plan and look forward to flights and holidays across 40 green and amber list destinations this summer,” he said
“We will be restarting flights and holidays to all amber List destinations from 19 July 2021 onwards and we are ready for the wave of demand that this long-awaited and very welcome news will bring.”
EasyJet said it is ready to ‘ramp up’ its flights.
CEO Johan Lundgren said: “This move means Europe is turning green for people who are fully vaccinated. We have always said that vaccination is the key to unlocking travel and now millions will finally be able to reunite with family and loved ones abroad or take that long-awaited trip this summer.
“But with unnecessary testing staying in place, more needs to be done. We do not want to see a return to flying being a preserve of the rich and expensive testing could sadly make travel out of reach for some this summer.
“EasyJet is ready and able to ramp up – flying millions of seats to 85 green and amber list destinations this summer. We look forward to playing our part in getting the country flying again.”