But as politicians begin to plan for easing the restrictions, many potential vacationers are beginning to wonder what will happen to their planned vacation this summer and beyond.
While a select group of countries have started to relax lock-in regulations, the UK remains subject to a strict travel policy only during the coronavirus.
And although all future flights of some airlines have been grounded, other companies are planning international trips.
The British government has not confirmed when it is likely to loosen the lockdown laws, but this is the last time major airlines have said they will return to normal service (or something close).
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TUI has canceled all flights and vacations until June 11 inclusive.
This includes their Marella cruises, which were stopped until June 30.
Currently, all holidays after June 11 should take place, but the airline regularly reviews this situation.
A statement on their website says, “Due to the current situation regarding COVID-19, the Department of Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs has advised against travel unless essential.
“Unfortunately, due to applicable travel restrictions, we are canceling TUI vacations until June 11 and Marella cruises until June 30. We would like to take you on vacation, but as it is not possible at the moment.
“We also made the difficult decision to postpone the launch of TUI River Cruises to November 26, 2020.”
Wizz Air will restart certain flights to London Luton Airport from May 1.
The operator said it would initially operate flights to a small number of destinations, “without further restrictions.”
Flights will depart to Budapest, Belgrade, Belgrade, Tenerife, Tel Aviv, Bratislava and Kosice. Several Romanian airports will also receive flights, including Cluj-Napoca, Constanta, Craiova, Iasi, Suceava, Targu Mures, Satu Mare and Timisoara.
Jet 2 has announced that flights and vacations will end in June.
A spokesperson said, “Due to the continuing uncertainty caused by the coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19), we have decided to resume our flight schedule on June 17, 2020.
“If you travel before this date, unfortunately, your reservation will be affected because our flights will not be operational.
“We are proactively contacting all affected customers in order of departure date, which we believe is the fairest way – please be patient with us while we do this.” “
British Airways continues to operate a number of flights to Israel until May.
Direct flights to Tel Aviv will be available from May 16.
All EasyJet flights are currently grounded, but a review for May is currently underway.
They confirmed that bookings in June and beyond should continue – they added that customers would be contacted in the event of a change.
A spokesperson said, “Due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, easyJet has decided to immobilize its fleet until further notice.
“We are currently studying how the coronavirus pandemic could impact future easyJet vacations, and we are examining this issue in order of departure.
“We will communicate with affected customers as soon as possible. Although out of our control, we are very sorry that some vacations may be affected. “
Ryanair has canceled almost all flights but continues to operate a small number of emergency routes – this plan will continue until May 14.
Ryanair says that if you have not received an email or text message regarding the cancellation, your flight will operate as usual. Cancellation emails are sent approximately two weeks before departure.
The airline said in a statement: “As most EU countries have imposed flight bans or other restrictions, more than 99% of Ryanair’s planes are immobilized in the coming weeks. We will respect these restrictions at all times.
“We are working with EU governments to try to keep certain minimum air routes open for emergency reasons, even if the passenger load on these flights is very low. We are extending this limited program by two weeks until Thursday, May 14. Ryanair operates these daily or weekly flights. ”
Ryanair has confirmed that a scheduled commercial flight program will not take place until June 17, 2020.
The latest policy from Icelandic Air is:
“You can cancel your reservation and request a travel credit voucher:
“If your ticket was booked for a trip until May 31, 2020 inclusive.
“If your ticket was issued by Icelandair (the ticket number starts with 108)”