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EasyJet cancels all flights to Spain after lockdown

by LLB Reporter
15th Mar 20 1:24 pm

Spain has introduced emergency measures locking down almost 50m people across the country to prevent the spread of coronavirus.

As a result, easyJet have announced all flights are now cancelled to Spain from 17 March until 29 March.

The airline will be operating normally on 15 and 16 March to allow people to return home.

The airline said in a statement, “Spain is the latest authority to impose flight restrictions.

“We’re flying a full Spanish schedule on 15th & 16th March to help get people home but unfortunately will need to cancel flights from 17th onwards.”

On Saturday Jet2 cancelled all flights from Spain, Ibiza and Tenerife over the growing coronavirus pandemic, and planes were turned back to the UK in mid-air.

On Friday the British Foreign & Commonwealth Office (FCO) has issued a warning to Brits travelling to parts of Spain, they are advising against all but essential travel to certain regions.

Jet2 said in a statement on Saturday, “In response to local measures introduced throughout Spain to prevent the spread of Covid-19, including the closure of bars, restaurants, shops and activities including any water sports, we have taken the decision to cancel all flights to Mainland Spain, the Balearic Islands and the Canary Islands with Immediate effect.”

The British Foreign & Commonwealth Office (FCO) has warned on Sunday “against all but essential travel” to America.

The announcement comes after the White House has banned all flights from the UK to the US from 4am GMT on Tuesday.

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