easyJet cancels all package tours to France, Netherlands and Malta after new quarantine rules

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Thousands of people are at risk of missing summer vacations after easyJet announced they would cancel all package vacations due to quarantine rules. Last night (Thursday August 13), the Foreign and Commonwealth Office announced that non-essential travel to France, Malta and the Netherlands would be banned.

Starting at 4 a.m. on Saturday August 15, anyone arriving in the UK from these countries will need to be quarantined for 14 days.

This means that easyJet flights to the Netherlands, Malta and France will be affected.

The move follows concerns about an increase in coronavirus cases in Europe.

The new restrictions follow a similar ban on travel to Spain and Portgual.

An easyJet spokesperson said: “We have heard government news on Malta, France and the Netherlands being added to the travel quarantine list and the FCO’s changing advice for all trips, but essential for these countries at the same time as everyone else.

“Despite another announcement late at night, we were able to reach out to our affected customers very soon after to let them know that we have canceled their vacations and that we will process full refunds as quickly as possible. ”

The airline has currently canceled all vacation packages to these destinations until the end of August.

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The spokesperson added: “For anyone with reservations beyond this date, we will keep this under review, but guests who have booked vacations to these destinations in September may also choose to cancel their vacations and receive a credit to their easyJet Holidays online account for future vacations with us at no charge.

“We really feel for our customers who were looking forward to a well-deserved vacation. “

Quarantine advice in the Netherlands

The UK government has updated its quarantine advice in the Netherlands so that only essential travel is advised.

If you are already traveling in the country, you do not need to leave but follow the advice of local authorities.

If you are a resident or visitor traveling to the UK from any country, you must provide your trip and contact details. You will also need to self-isolate for 14 days at the location where you are staying.

If travelers ignore this, they can be fined up to £ 100 for not providing your details, and up to £ 1000 if you refuse to self-isolate.

EasyJet flights to France canceled after new travel tips

In the list of canceled easyJet flights, France is also on the list.

The government has advised everyone to buy essential trips to the popular holiday destination, as well as Malta and the Netherlands.

Anyone traveling in the country will have to isolate themselves and provide their contact details in case of returning after Saturday.

If easyJet has canceled your flight due to the recent update, you are entitled to a refund or credit to the easyJet Holidays account.

For more information, you can view UK overseas travel tips here and the latest easyJet travel information here.

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