British passengers are being urged to return home immediately, as airlines have begun canceling flights. EasyJet, Britain’s largest airline, told Telegraph Travel that it would need “fewer” flights, focusing on repatriation of British expatriates.
We will operate flights until January 10 and include January 10, focusing on the repatriation of customers who need to return to the UK. A spokesman said: “We urge customers to return to these flights as soon as possible as travel options will be reduced after this date.”England’s third national lockdown begins today, including measures including a stop at home order. MPs are ready to vote on it later with disappointment.
Thomas Cook and Toi have scrapped their flight schedules until mid-February, while Virgin Atlantic has run a shorter schedule for the time being. Virgin Holidays has canceled all bookings until at least February 15 due to “exceptional circumstances. Meanwhile, airlines flying in the UK will need to stop passengers from boarding if they fail to show a negative quad test within 72 hours of departure. This will include all countries, including travel corridors, which currently have quarantine exemptions for travelers to the UK.