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Jet2 flights: Major airports issue urgent travel warning as Jet2 cancels flights

In a bid to maximise social distancing many airports are now enforcing strict rules regarding travel, with those who are not flying being asked not to enter the terminal.

Some of Jet’s biggest flight hubs including London Stansted, East Midlands Airport, Manchester Airport, Newcastle Airport and Edinburgh Airport have issued warnings for would-be holidaymakers.

On Monday evening, East Midlands Airport advised affected passengers not to visit the airport.

A tweet said: “Please note that all Jet2 flights to mainland Spain, Tenerife, Fuerteventura, Gran Canaria, Lanzarote, Majorca, Menorca and Ibiza have been cancelled tomorrow (28 July).

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“Passengers for these flights are advised not to travel to the airport. Follow @jet2tweets for updates.”

Similarly, in a tweet, Stansted advised: “Where possible, only people with flights booked should travel to the airport. If you’re collecting someone from a flight, please arrange to meet them at your car in the designated area. This is to help maintain social distancing.”

Passengers are urged to double-check their flights before making the journey to the airport.

“Check the status of your flight with your airline as some schedules are still subject to change,” advises Manchester Airport.

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“Please only travel to the airport if you have a flight booked. Only those people who are flying will be allowed inside the terminal building.”

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Edinburgh Airport heralds a similar warning for travellers.

“Airlines are making changes to their schedules and they will have the latest information on the status of your flight,” stated a spokesperson.

“We would always recommend that you check with your airline prior to setting off, as they will have the most up-to-date information for you.

“Please do not come into the terminal building if you are not travelling.

“We have to keep numbers to a minimum to ensure we can adhere to social distancing where possible so only people who are travelling should be in the terminal.”

Newcastle airport also states: “Only passengers travelling are permitted to enter the terminal.”

Britons are now required to undergo a 14-day period of self-quarantine upon arrival back in the UK from Spain.

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Having assured it would not take travellers to destinations where they would face quarantine, Jet2 has since decided to cancel plans to Spain until August 17.

The Jet2 spokesperson told Express.co.uk: “Following the latest government advice regarding travel to Mainland Spain from the UK, we have taken the decision to suspend our flights and holidays programme to Costa de Almeria, Alicante, Malaga and Murcia from 28th July up to and including 16th August.

“Where customers are affected by any programme changes, Jet2.com and Jet2holidays has been repeatedly recognised by media, consumer organisations and customers for how we have been looking after customers, offering the option to rebook with no admin fee, Refund Credit Notes or full cash refunds, and we will be contacting customers to discuss these options.

“We will also contact customers who are currently in Mainland Spain to advise them of their options regarding flying back to the UK, so we urge customers not to contact us.

“For customers who are due to travel to Mainland Spain from 17th August onwards, we will provide an additional update once we receive further information from the government.

“We urge the government to provide the industry with clarity, so that we can keep our all-important customers up-to-date and informed.”

Speaking on BBC News this morning Sam Clarke MP, Minister for Regional Growth and Local Government also issued a warning for those with impending travels.

“People who are travelling just need to be aware that if the situation changes, if it worsens, then we have to reserve the right to intervene, and that is going to remain the position,” he said.

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“Equally we are not saying don’t travel, we are just saying travel aware that this is one of the things that has to be factored in.”

He also added a warning to Britons: “By all means go on holiday but understand there is a chance you may be asked to self isolate on your return.”

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