Jet2.com and Jet2holidays have recommenced flights and holidays to amber list destinations, as travel rules have been relaxed from Monday (July 19).
Those returning to England from amber countries who are fully vaccinated customers – and children travelling with them who are under 18 – do not have to quarantine upon arrival.
The sister brands said more than 60 flights were due to depart on July 19, from Belfast International, Birmingham, Bristol, East Midlands, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Leeds Bradford, Stansted, Manchester, and Newcastle airports.
Flights took off to popular destinations including the Balearic and Canary islands, mainland Spain (Malaga and Alicante), Portugal and Greece.
Later this week, Jet2.com and Jet2holidays will also recommence quarantine-free flights and holidays to Dubrovnik and Split from Leeds Bradford, Birmingham, Manchester, London Stansted, Newcastle, and Glasgow Airports because Croatia was recently added to the green list.
The brands have added capacity to Croatia in response to “huge demand”, with more summer flights to Dubrovnik and Split.
Steve Heapy, chief executive of Jet2.com and Jet2holidays, said: “Today marks a big step up for our award-winning operation, as we are now operating flights and holidays to over 40 quarantine-free destinations.
“Feedback from customers and independent travel agents has been telling us for some time that there is enormous pent-up demand from holidaymakers looking to get away this summer, so it is fantastic to see full aircraft taking customers away to their favourite sunshine destinations.”