Following the British government adding Portugal to the UK’s travel list, Jet2 are to resume flights and holidays to the Algarve region next week.
Flights to the Algarve will be reintroduced from Belfast International, Birmingham, East Midlands, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Leeds Bradford, London Stansted, Manchester and Newcastle airports.
Steve Heapy, chief executive of Jet2.com and Jet2holidays said, “We welcome this change in government advice which means that customers can once again look forward to enjoying their well-deserved holidays in the stunning Algarve region.
“With flights and holidays operating to Faro, in addition to Madeira, we are thrilled to be offering customers two fantastic options in Portugal when they’re looking to book their well-deserved holiday away from the gloom.”
Claudia Miguel, UK director at Turismo de Portugal said, “We have consistently maintained our unwavering confidence in the safety of Portugal, and we are delighted to have arrived at a decision which we feel far better reflects the reality of the situation in Portugal.”
A spokesperson for travel trade organisation Abta said: “Portugal is a popular destination among British holidaymakers and a place where the weather usually remains pleasant late into winter time.
“The news that holidaymakers can still enjoy a much deserved break in this country will be welcomed by travellers and the travel industry alike.”