Major airlines outline policies if you cannot fly due to Covid

Millions of Brits will be dreaming of a holiday abroad this year after Covid restrictions were lifted in the UK, paving the way for city breaks, adventure holidays or a lazy beach vacation. While the travel restrictions have mostly disappeared, however, catching Covid could ruin your hopes of going abroad.

Many of our major airlines have policies relating to Covid and whether passengers are forced to not go on flights due to being infected. But these rules vary hugely depending on which company you decide to travel with.

We’ve taken a look at what they all have to say:

Tui

According to the airline’s website, TUI gives flyers the “flexibility to make fee-free changes to your holiday date, hotel, flight, or destination if you can’t travel due to Covid-19.” This applies to holidays departing on or before October 31, 2022.

Tui also provides a list of covid entry requirements for their holiday destinations that include what places you need to be fully vaccinated and places that you do or don’t need a pre departure test to travel.

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Jet2

Jet2 is offering Covid-19 travel insurance for its users. The airline’s website says it will cover you if your trip is affected by covid, you can get a quote on the Jet2 website from £15.

The airline’s website also tells flyers to check your requirements regularly before you depart.

EasyJet

The EasyJet website states you should not travel or go to the airport if you have symptoms. Flyers, however, will still be able to transfer to an alternative flight up to 2 hours before departure through Manage Bookings. On provision of a valid satisfactory doctor’s note the airline may ‘in our discretion’ reimburse the change fee you may have paid or provide a voucher for future travel.

Ryanair

The Ryanair website states that: “as a result of Covid-19 you may be required to complete and present additional travel documentation before you travel.” The airline advises passengers to ensure they check the most up-to-date travel restrictions and country-specific requirements before they fly.

The details are correct at time of publication and could differ or change in the future.

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