Jet2 cancels package holidays to Croatia but will continue flights

Jet2 has cancelled all package holidays to Croatia until August 31.

But the tour operator says it will continue to fly there – despite the Government stripping the country from the safe travel list.

However, any customers set to travel this month who no longer wish too can rebook with no fee.

A Jet2 spokesman said:  “We note the latest government advice regarding travel to Croatia from the UK, and we are planning to operate our scheduled programme of flights to Dubrovnik, Split and Pula.

“This means that customers in Croatia can continue to enjoy their holidays and return on their scheduled flight back to the UK.

“Flight-only customers can still travel to Croatia, however those who no longer wish to travel up to and including 30th August can rebook with no admin fee.

“For customers travelling with us on a package holiday, we are cancelling all holidays to Croatia up to and including 30th August. We have been repeatedly recognised for how we have been looking after customers throughout the pandemic, and all affected bookings will be cancelled with a full refund.

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The number of infections in Croatia has risen

“For bookings due to travel to Croatia from 31st August onwards, we will provide an update once we receive further information from the Government.

“We would like to thank our customers for their understanding and patience.”

Holidaymakers who visit Croatia will have to self-isolate for 14 days on their return to the UK.

Austria and Trinidad and Tobago were also removed from the approved list of countries that travellers don’t have to self-isolate from after visiting.

But Portugal has now been removed from the list, meaning Brits can now travel to the country without the need to quarantine on return.

The new restrictions for the destinations will come into effect at 4am on Saturday – meaning thousands of holidaymakers now face a last-minute dash to return home.

Croatia was stripped from the exempt list following a surge in cases, as the government warns travellers to go abroad at their own risk.

On Tuesday, Croatia reported 199 new Covid cases, an increase from 151 cases on Saturday and 162 cases on Saturday.

The number of new cases set alarm bells ringing as it surged to 27.4 per 100,000 people, up from 12.1 for the previous seven days.

The Balkan nation is currently considered a “hotspot” for coronavirus by the World Health Organisation (WHO).

Dr Catherine Smallwood yesterday told a WHO press conference: “The situation in the Balkans has been a concern of ours since early June when we started to see cases increase and it’s been very much a sub-regional hotspot over the summer period.

“We really need communities to take this on board, take the adequate steps both at a country level, in terms of the basic contact tracing, case identification and isolation and testing the systems that need to be in place.

“And then where there are hotspots and increased transmission, additional targeted measures need to be brought in place very quickly to nip transmission in the bud, stop it from spreading and keep the level of transmission at controllable levels.”

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