TUI, easyJet and Jet 2 latest travel information as British Airways launches plan for vaccine passports


British Airways could soon roll out vaccine passports ready for the reopening of international travel in May.

The airline plans to give customers the opportunity to prove they have had a Covid-19 vaccine through the BA app.

Managing Director Sean Doyle said, “For us it’s pretty straightforward. I believe that people who have been vaccinated should be able to travel without restriction, and those who have not been vaccinated should be able to travel with a negative test result.

BA’s app does not yet allow customers to upload proof of vaccination, although the company said it is working on plans to have a vaccine certificate added if needed.

Irish airline RyanAir last week launched its own in-app vaccination passport system.

Other travel agencies including TUI, easyJet and Jet 2 have not made arrangements for vaccine passports, but all plan to fly back on the plane once overseas travel is cleared, currently on departure. May 17 at the earliest according to the roadmap for the exit from the lockdown.

UIS

TUI’s website says they won’t need proof of vaccination to travel, but policies are in place to help travelers navigate the ever-changing restrictions.

If you have to travel before the end of June, you have the option to change your vacation for free up to 28 days before your departure date.

If the government’s opinion is against traveling overseas on vacation, as is currently the case, TUI will cancel your vacation and you may receive a full refund or change your vacation to another date for free.

If a member of your group contracts Covid-19 or needs to self-isolate upon departure, you will be able to change your vacation without any change fees.

You can also change your reservation at no cost if you are traveling to a destination that requires you to quarantine on your return.

easyJet

With easyJet, you can transfer your flight free of charge up to 14 days before departure, but you will have to pay the difference if the new fare is higher.

You can also make a free transfer if your flight is affected by new quarantine requirements, as long as you make the changes within a week of the government’s announcement.

You can change the date, get a voucher, or get a refund if your flight is impacted by a travel ban during lockdown.

And if easyJet cancels your flight, cash refunds or vouchers are available.

EasyJet also deeply disinfects its cabins on a daily basis and its planes are equipped with HEPA filtration technology that filters out 99.97% of airborne contaminants in the cabin, including viruses.

Jet 2

Jet 2 says it will help travelers change their booking if changes need to be made due to self-isolation or symptoms of Covid-19.

And if Jet 2 cancels your flight, you can get a refund.

The airline offers third-party PCR swab testing at a discount, and all of their planes are sanitized daily.

The planes are also equipped with HEPA air filtration systems.



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