Jet2 October deals – our top five picks from Manchester Airport

As the nights start to draw in and temperatures fall, it can be tempting to look to get away this autumn.

However, one thing that might put you off jetting off is Covid-19 travel restrictions changing recently, with a potential minefield of red tape to negotiate.

There’s also the risk of having to cancel your trip if you do become infected with the virus.

That’s why we have compiled a list of our five favourite holiday deals with Jet2 this October, all leaving from Manchester Airport.

We’ve also included travel rules for the destination, just so you have all the information you need before you book your trip.

1. Kos, Greece

The Greek sun extends well into October, with highs of 22C expected even as Halloween comes around the corner.

And with flights starting at £39 one-way from Manchester, it won’t cost you the earth to reach the Mediterranean.

Know before you go: Greece is on the amber list, so you’ll need to complete a passenger locator form.

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You’ll also need to provide proof of a negative COVID-19 PCR test, undertaken within the 72 hour period before arrival into Greece, or proof of a negative COVID-19 rapid antigen test from an authorised laboratory, undertaken within the 48 hour period before your arrival into Greece — or proof of being fully vaccinated against COVID-19 at least 14 days before travel.

2. Ibiza, Spain

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A temperature of 24C sun in October for just £29? Yes please!

Ibiza has something for everyone — from its world-famous nightlight, cute coves to explore, and family friendly family facilities.

Know before you go: Spain is on the amber list.

That means the Spanish government requires all arrivals to Spain from the UK (excluding children under the age of 12-years old) to present a negative PCR test within 72 hours of your arrival into the country.

You can also prove you have both doses of a vaccine at least 14 days before you arrive in Spain.

3. Dubrovnik, Croatia

Croatia’s Dubrovnik can also be reached for under £30 in October from Manchester Airport via Jet2 — at £29 for a one-way ticket.

At a slightly cooler 21C, the picturesque seaside city has plenty of culture to enjoy, as well as postcard-perfect towns surrounding it.

Know before you go: Croatia is on the green list.

To enter the country, all travellers from the UK regardless of their vaccination status must present either a negative COVID-19 antigen test, which must not be older than 48 hours, or a negative PCR test, no older than 72 hours on arrival.

People travelling to Croatia from the UK are not permitted to do these tests on arrival in Croatia.

4. Rhodes, Greece

Greece is a popular choice for autumn, because it has those goldilocks qualities: not too hot, not too cold, and not too beachy, nor is it only for history buffs.

Rhodes has all of that in spade loads, with a bustling nightlife. You can fly one way from Manchester from £34 in October.

Know before you go: Greece is on the amber list, so you’ll need to complete a passenger locator form.

You’ll also need to provide proof of a negative COVID-19 PCR test, undertaken within the 72 hour period before arrival into Greece, or proof of a negative COVID-19 rapid antigen test from an authorised laboratory, undertaken within the 48 hour period before your arrival into Greece — or proof of being fully vaccinated against COVID-19 at least 14 days before travel.

5. Rome, Italy

Something different to these beach-based destinations is Rome.

You can fly into the Italian capital from £29 from Manchester in October, and enjoy as much culture and history as you can lay your eyes on.

Temperatures will be around the low-20Cs, so the perfect level to explore Roman treasures. Just be prepared for a bit of good-humoured teasing about the Euros.

Know before you go: To enter Italy without completing the mandatory five-day self isolation, you will need to fill out the passenger locator form, show you’re fully vaccinated, or show a negative PCR or antigen test, taken within 48 hours prior to entering Italy.

As with all of these choices, make sure you check the Government’s website on how to get into your holiday destination — and back to the UK.

Remember, travel is never risk-free in a pandemic.