Latest travel tips from easyJet, Ryanair and Jet2 as flights are canceled


As the coronavirus makes its way across Europe again, new travel rules and restrictions have been announced as some countries resume lockdowns.

Last week, the WHO admitted it was “very worried” about rates on the continent, warning that 500,000 more deaths could be recorded by March unless urgent action is taken.

Jet2 has canceled flights and vacations to Austria after an increase in coronavirus cases led to a new nationwide lockdown.

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Strict restrictions were reintroduced across the country, with protective measures remaining in place until December, NottinghamshireLive reports.

People have been told to work from home and only leave home for essential reasons. Schools are open, although parents are requested to keep children at home if possible.

The tour operator issued the following statement: “Due to the Austrian government imposing a nationwide lockdown, we have taken the decision to suspend flights and holidays to Vienna until December 1 inclusive.

“When customers are affected by program changes, we have been repeatedly recognized by independent travel agents for the way we have handled this, and all affected commercial bookings will be canceled with a corresponding refund.

“For bookings that need to travel to Vienna after December 1, we will provide an additional update prior to that date. “

easyJet currently has no flights scheduled between the UK and Austria, but some flights scheduled for December are expected to continue.

Tickets can currently be purchased for a flight between Liverpool John Lennon Airport and Salzburg on December 18.

Belgium has also introduced more stringent measures

A spokesperson for the low cost airline told ECHO: “We continue to monitor the situation closely and monitor our flight schedule to align our schedule with customer demand and travel restrictions.

“In the event of flight cancellations, we will notify customers directly of their options, including a refund, voucher or free transfer.”

Ryanair was also approached for comment but did not respond, however a flight from Liverpool to Vienna on Saturday 27 November still showed tickets available for purchase on its website.

Belgium also introduced stricter measures following an increase in cases, while the Netherlands announced stricter rules on Friday 12 November.

Last week, Ireland announced a series of new measures to curb rate hikes after its average daily cases hit 4,300 per day.

Pubs, clubs and restaurants are now due to close at midnight from Thursday, November 18, just weeks after nightclubs in Ireland reopened after a 19-month closure.

Elsewhere, some countries are actually easing restrictions.

Australia is set to ease its international borders further next week, after gradually easing its strict travel restrictions.

From December 1, Australia will allow skilled workers, eligible visa holders and international students to arrive without quarantine
From December 1, Australia will allow skilled workers, eligible visa holders and international students to arrive without quarantine

Foreigners, including working holidaymakers, holders of temporary and provisional visas and students, will be able to enter Australia, provided they are fully vaccinated, provide proof of their vaccination status and present a negative PCR test in the three days preceding the departure.

Additionally, Australia will expand its “safe travel zones” to include citizens of Japan and Korea, alongside those of Singapore and New Zealand, allowing those who are fully vaccinated to enter the country.

The United States has also – finally – opened its border to British travelers after a ban throughout the pandemic.

As of November 8, fully vaccinated travelers can enter the country, provided they have received a vaccine approved by the World Health Organization or the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

Fully vaccinated travelers can now also enter Canada, provided they meet certain conditions.

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