Flights: TUI, easyJet, Ryanair, BA & Virgin Atlantic latest after quarantine list updated

Flights have been made more complicated as a result of the UK government’s changing travel restrictions. Yesterday, it was announced that Switzerland, the Czech Republic and Jamaica would be added to the quarantine list. This means they are no longer on the travel corridor list and anyone who heads there will have to self-isolate for 14 days on their return from 4am tomorrow.

France and Spain are among a number of other countries who have suffered a similar fate in recent weeks.

Airlines have had to respond to these changes, with some axing flights.

These are the latest updates from popular airlines TUI, easyJet, Ryanair, British Airways and Virgin Atlantic.


TUI has cancelled all holidays to Jamaica following the new FCO changes.

Affected customers will be contacted by the operator.

“Due to the change in travel advice for Jamaica, we have cancelled all holidays to Jamaica up to and including Tuesday, September 22 2020,” a spokeswoman told

“We will proactively contact all customers to either arrange a full refund or the option to rebook their holiday with a booking incentive.”

TUI holidays booked between July 23 and September 30 can be changed for free, with the holiday brand offering customers COVID-cover until the end of the year.


easyJet flights have not been affected by the latest changes from the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO).

However, the airline has said they will continue to monitor the situation.

Following France’s removal from the ‘safe’ list, easyJet cancelled its package holidays to the country.

Anyone who wishes to change their flight may do for free.

An airline spokesman told “We plan to operate our full schedule in the coming days but are continuing to monitor demand and adjust the flight schedule in line with that.

“We understand that some customers may need to alter their plans due to the new quarantine requirements. To provide our customers with some certainty and flexibility at this time we will be waiving change fees for all bookings, including flights due to depart in the next 14 days.

“Customers travelling who no longer wish to travel can also receive a voucher for the value of the booking.

“Should any flights be cancelled in September customers will be notified and informed of their options which includes transferring to an alternative flight free of charge, receiving a voucher or applying for a refund via a webform on our dedicated Covid Help Hub at”

British Airways

BA has said it is operating a “limited schedule” to the countries newly on the quarantine list.

Customers are allowed to change their flight for free or apply for a full refund or future travel voucher.

“We are currently operating a limited schedule to these countries,” a BA spokesman told

“As always, if a customer’s flight is cancelled they are entitled to a voucher or a full refund.

“Our Booking with Confidence policy covers customers due to travel up to the end of September 2020. This means that if a customer wants to change their booking they can – re-booking or taking a voucher for future travel.”


Ryanair flights have not been affected by the latest changes, either.

Ryanair continues to serve all the popular holiday destinations, including Spain and France.

Unfortunately, those who choose not to fly due to FCO rules will not be able to receive a refund.

However, Ryanair has dropped its flight change fees for all new bookings made for travel in July, August and September with travel up to December 31.

Virgin Atlantic

Virgin Atlantic has not altered its schedule.

However, Virgin flights now come with complimentary coronavirus global insurance cover.

The insurance will be available on all new and existing bookings and applies automatically to all flights booked with Virgin Atlantic.

The policy is designed to complement existing travel insurance and provide additional peace of mind for upcoming trips.

In the event that you or someone else on your booking becomes ill with coronavirus while travelling, Virgin Atlantic COVID-19 Cover will ensure related costs are covered.

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