EasyJet, BA and TUI cancel flights to Greece as UK flight ban extended

Airways easyJet, Ryanair, TUI and British Airways have been pressured to cancel flights to Greece in response to the nation‘s prolonged journey ban for Brits. After initially saying Brits would ‘be welcome’ in Greece from July 1, yesterday information broke that the Greek authorities has pushed this date again to July 15 because of the UK’s excessive variety of coronavirus instances.

Greek prime minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis confirmed that no direct flights from the UK might land in Greece till July 15, two weeks after the proposed date. Greece has gone largely unscathed by coronavirus with simply 3,390 confirmed instances and 191 deaths in comparison with the UK’s 312,000 instances and 43,575 deaths.

An easyJet spokesperson stated: “Following at this time’s announcement by the Greek authorities, we’ll being reviewing our flying schedule and any clients whose flights are required to be cancelled because of any restrictions can be notified and knowledgeable of their choices which embrace a freed from cost switch, a voucher for the worth of their reserving or a refund.”

A TUI spokesperson added: “We’re happy the Authorities has lastly confirmed that holidays abroad will be capable of go forward and we will’t wait to take our clients on vacation to a few of their favorite locations from July 11, all topic to Authorities tips. It’s a optimistic step ahead for the journey trade.

“In accordance with up to date recommendation from the Greek Authorities, our deliberate flights to Greece between July 11-14 gained’t go forward and clients have been knowledgeable.”

TUI was set to renew its holidays to Greece on July 11 however might want to push this date again 4 days underneath the brand new steerage. Greece is among the many international locations anticipated to be introduced as air bridge companions with the UK later this week, which might enable for quarantine-free journey between nations.