easyJet holidays boasts Crete holiday deals from next week as quarantine is lifted

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Thanks to the reintroduction of Crete to the UK travel corridor list, Britons can now benefit from a winter sun break courtesy of easyJet holidays. The package holiday provider has bolstered its travel offering with the addition a number of purse-friendly getaways.

The Greek Island was added back onto the quarantine-free list for the UK, meaning British nationals can enjoy a holiday in the sun without having to worry about self-isolating on their return home.

On Thursday night, Secretary of State for transport Grant Shapps announced the change on Twitter.

He wrote: “We are ADDING CRETE to the #TravelCorridor list this week.

“From 4am Sunday 18 Oct, if you arrive from Crete, you will NO LONGER need to self-isolate.

“ALSO THIS WEEK, the whole of the UK is now aligned with our advice around all of the Greek islands.”

Following this, easyJet holidays encouraged Britons to book their sunshine escape as the colder months set in across the UK.

Holidaymakers can bag a last-minute deal to Crete this month from around £372 to select destinations.

Holidays are available to book from October 20.

What’s more, the holiday provider has also introduced its new “Protection Promise” to ensure customers are given more flexibility to reschedule their holiday should it be necessary.

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The new Protection Promise guarantees Britons a full refund, including their deposit in credit, if they cancel up to 28 days before departure. Cancellations will also be free of fees.

Customers are also able to pay for their holiday in instalments with no fees up to 28 days before they travel.

They will also be allowed to amend their holiday if things change and there will be no fees for changes made online until 28 days prior to departure.

Furthermore, easyJet assures customers that if they can find the same holiday cheaper elsewhere, it will match the price.

easyJet holidays customer director Matt Callaghan has also urged other holiday providers to follow the move in order to reignite customer confidence following what has been a devastating year for travel.

“Consumer confidence in holidays abroad has taken a huge hit due to restrictions imposed during the COVID-19 pandemic, and the way we book holidays will never be the same,” he said.

“It has never been more crucial for the travel sector to have a deep understanding of consumer attitudes to holidaymaking and for businesses to adapt to this new reality in order to survive.

“easyJet holidays has commissioned this research to gain a deeper understanding of how consumers’ attitudes have changed, and it reveals increased demand for flexibility and security.

“In recognition of these changing needs, and after listening to the concerns of our customers, we have launched our new easyJet holidays Protection Promise.

“We hope this guarantee of flexibility and protection will act as a new benchmark for the holiday industry and, in addition to our existing COVID-19 commitments, will encourage holidaymakers to book with confidence.”

Holidaymakers who choose to jet off to Crete, however, will face some entry requirements upon arrival at the island.

“If you travel to Greece, you will need to complete a Passenger Locator Form (PLF) at least 24 hours before travel,” explains the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO).

 

“Failure to do so in advance may result in your carrier not allowing you to travel, a 500 Euro fine on arrival or the Greek authorities not allowing you to enter the country.

“Every traveller, including children, must have their details included on a PLF.

“If you’re travelling with others outside of your household, you should all complete your own form.

“If you’re travelling together as a household, the Greek authorities ask for you to complete one form with all adults and children included. You can add additional members of your household at the top of the form before you submit.”

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