Leeds Bradford Airport: The two destinations you can fly to with Jet2 without needing to quarantine

There are only two destinations you can fly to with Jet2 from Leeds Bradford Airport without needing to quarantine.

Saturday, 8th May 2021, 11:45 am
Portugal is the only destination on the 'green list' that Jet2 customers can fly to from Leeds Bradford Airport.

It comes after The Department for Transport announced a 'green list' on Friday, May 7 which outlined 12 countries people can fly to without needing to quarantine on return to England.

Of the list, Portugal is the only destination Jet2 customers can fly to from Leeds Bradford Airport.

Passengers can fly to Faro in the Algarave from August 2021 from £39.

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Customers can also go to Madeira, a Portuguese archipelago in the North Atlantic Ocean, from July from £77.

Portugal plans to welcome UK tourists who have had a recent negative test, have recovered from the virus and therefore have antibodies, or had both doses of a vaccine.

Jet2, which plans to restart flights on June 24, is still offering a host of other destinations to fly to - however, many of these are on the amber list.

Destinations include many cities and towns in Spain, Greece, Italy, Cyprus and Croatia.

However, these popular holiday destinations are currently on the "amber list".

That means people returning from those countries must take two post-arrival tests.

They are also required to self-isolate at home for 10 days, although they can reduce that time if they take an additional negative test on day-five.

Transport Secretary Grant Shapps said “you should not be travelling to these places right now”.

Jet2 is also offering holidays to various destinations in Turkey, however, the country has been moved onto the "red list" alongside Nepal and the Maldives.

Those returning from a red list country must stay in a quarantine hotel for 11 nights at a cost of £1,750.

The lists can be amended at any time, but wholesale changes are not expected to occur until the situation is reviewed at a “checkpoint” on June 28.

CEO of Jet2.com and Jet2holidays, Steve Heapy, said he was "pleased" the Government had committed to reopening travel, but said there is still "a long way to go".

Mr Heapy said: "We are pleased that the UK Government has committed to reopening international travel this summer, and we welcome some of the additional clarity that has been provided today.

"Despite ‘wanting to start looking outward again’ there is still a long way to go to meet the huge customer demand for our flights and ATOL protected package holidays, so we look forward to further positive news about where we can fly to in the coming weeks.

"We also look forward to important updates from the UK Government about a simple and affordable testing regime for customers.

"Following today’s announcement, our customers can travel on their well-deserved holidays to destinations on the Green List from June 24th, and we expect a huge spike in searches and bookings to these destinations.

"We remain totally committed to our restart date of June 24th.

"Because we invest so much in delivering our award-winning customer experience, with thousands of colleagues looking after customers in airports, in the air and in our resorts, we will be working tirelessly over the next few weeks to ensure that everything is ready for the moment our customers arrive at the airport to begin their much-needed holidays.

"If customers are booked to travel on June 24th onwards and their destination is not currently on the Green List, we kindly ask that they hold off from contacting us as we take the time to make considered decisions in the best interests of customers and independent travel agency partners from all parts of the UK.

"We have received praise from customers, consumer organisations, media and independent travel agents for how we have looked after customers throughout the pandemic and we will continue this industry-leading approach.

"With sunnier skies in view, we cannot wait to get back to doing what we do best - looking after customers on our flights and real package holidays."