Jet2 resumes flights to Portugal but cancels Croatia packages after quarantine change
Jet2 resumes flights to the Algarve from Edinburgh and Glasgow after Portugal was reinstated on Scotland’s “safe” list.
People traveling to Scotland from the Iberian Idyll from Saturday will no longer have to self-isolate for 14 days upon arrival.
But Jet2 canceled all package tours to Croatia from August 31 after the country was added to the quarantine list after an increase in the number of Covid-19 cases there.
Passengers traveling from the Balkan seaside destination Austria, Switzerland and Trinidad and Tobago from 4 a.m. on Saturday will now have to self-quarantine.
Jet2 said: “We take note of the latest government advice regarding travel to Croatia from the UK, and we plan to operate our regular schedule of flights to Dubrovnik, Split and Pula.
“This means that customers in Croatia can continue to enjoy their holidays and return to their scheduled flight to the UK.”
Both Jet2 and Jet2holidays will offer more flights to Faro than normal from airports like Edinburgh and Glasgow. It will also operate flights to Madeira’s Poprtguese Island (Funchal Airport) from Edinburgh.
TUI also announced the return of the holidays in Portugal from the end of August.
But Scottish Justice Secretary Humza Yousaf has warned holidaymakers that the government will not be held responsible if quarantine rules change while they are away.
He said: “We cannot stress enough that if people choose to travel overseas, they should be aware that quarantine requirements may change while they are away. The same can be said for the rules of the country or territory that people are traveling to. If people are traveling from a country that is not exempt from the requirements, they will need to be quarantined for 14 days upon their return, please check the Scottish Government website for more information on what this means.
“Indeed, regardless of where people have traveled from – exempt country or not – they must complete a passenger tracking form and provide it to border officials. Failure to do so can also result in a fine as this, along with any failure to self-isolate if necessary, poses a significant risk to the public health at large across Scotland. “