Jet2 cancels all holidays to Turkey after Mediterranean hotspot added to quarantine list

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Jet2 have cancelled all package holidays to Turkey after it was axed from the travel corridor list yesterday. Anyone travelling back from Turkey to the UK will have to quarantine for 14 days from tomorrow at 4am. Jet2 holidays have therefore been cancelled up to and including October 17.

Jet2 flights will continue as normal.

Affected customers will be able to rebook for free or receive a full refund.

Jet2 will issue an update for holidays due to take place after October 17 in due course.

A Jet2 spokesperson said: “Due to the latest government travel advice, we have taken the decision to suspend package holidays to Turkey (Antalya, Bodrum, Dalaman and Izmir) up to and including October 17.

“We are obviously very disappointed to be making this announcement, as we know how much our customers look forward to their well-deserved holidays.

“We have been repeatedly recognised for how we have been looking after customers during the pandemic, and we are cancelling affected package holiday bookings with a full cash refund and are offering £100 off the next holiday booking for customers who wish to rebook.

“For flight-only customers, we are continuing to operate to Turkey.

“For customers due to travel up to and including October 17 and who no longer wish to do so, we are offering them the option to rebook with no admin fee.

“We know how much customers want to get away for their much-needed holidays. To give customers options when it comes to booking or rebooking their holidays, we have plenty of choice to destinations such as Corfu, Rhodes, Kos, Kefalonia, Cyprus and Madeira.

“For any customers due to travel to Turkey after October 17, we will provide an update ahead of their departure date.

“We would like to remind affected customers that they do not need to contact us, as we will be in touch.

“We would also like to thank our customers for their continued patience and understanding.”

The UK Foreign, Commonwealth and Devlopment Office (FCDO) now issue the following the travel advice for Turkey: “The Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO) advises against all non-essential travel to Turkey, based on the current assessment of COVID-19 risks in the country.

“The FCDO is not advising those already travelling in Turkey to leave at this time.

“Travellers should follow the advice of the local authorities on how best to protect themselves and others, including any measures that they bring in to control the virus. “

You should contact your tour operator or airline if you have any questions about your return journey.

“If you are returning to the UK from Turkey on or after 4am on October 3, you will need to self-isolate on your return (unless you are exempt).

“Check the latest guidance for England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales.”

Fellow travel TUI have also cancelled holidays to Turkey following the update.

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