Jet2holidays has extended the suspension of flights and holidays to the Algarve until October 31 as Portugal remains off the government’s ‘safe list’ of countries.

The operator had previously suspended its programme until September 27.

Holidays to Madeira continue as planned, with the island and the Azores both exempt from quarantine requirements under the government’s island corridors approach.

The operator said in a message to agents: “We still have plenty of holidays available to alternative destinations including Madeira, Kos, Rhodes, Corfu, Kefalonia, Cyprus and Turkey next week for your customers to rebook.”

It added that customers already in resort could continue with their holidays and would be contacted about return flights to the UK.