easyJet's summer sale is now on - here's where you can go for £30 or less

Wednesday, 3rd June 2020, 8:41 am
Updated Wednesday, 3rd June 2020, 8:41 am
Easyjet is resuming a number of limited flights from 15 June (Photo: Shutterstock)
Easyjet is resuming a number of limited flights from 15 June (Photo: Shutterstock)

To celebrate easyJet's announcement that they will soon be operating flights to popular European destinations, the budget airline have launched a summer sale.

easyJet's summer sale has over a millions seats available from £29.99 for travel between 1 July and 31 October 2020.

The sale is live now, but you don't want to hang around; it ends at 9am on Friday 5 June.

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Where can I travel?

easyJet grounded its entire fleet during the coronavirus pandemic but hopes to resume flights on half its routes by the end of next month.

That means around 500 routes should be re-opened by the end of July.

It is hoped that will increase to 75 per cent of destinations being available once again during August.

Flights will be at a lower frequency than normal, meaning the airline will operate at around 30 per cent of its normal capacity between July and September.

The low-cost carrier will serve all its UK bases in the key family summer holiday months of July and August.

For more information, head to easyJet's website

Will I be able to travel?

Are you thinking about your next holiday yet? (Photo: Shutterstock)

Obviously, we're coming off the back of fairly strict lockdown measures to combat the spread of Covid-19, and with talk of second waves, continued social distancing and quarantines for international travel, things are still very much up in the air.

So just how likely is is that we’ll see the usual summer holidays in 2020?

Health Secretary Matt Hancock indicated that the summer season for holidays abroad is very likely to be "cancelled".

Speaking to ITV's This Morning last month, Hancock said that it is "unlikely that big, lavish, international holidays are going to be possible this summer."

The Foreign & Commonwealth Office (FCO) currently advises British people against all non-essential travel worldwide.

The advice took effect on 17 March, and while it initially applied for a period of 30 days, the travel ban is now listed as “indefinite”.

“The COVID-19 pandemic has led to unprecedented international border closures and other restrictions,” said the FCO. “All countries may restrict travel without notice.”

That indefinite ruling remains in place, even as other countries begin to relax their measures; there's no telling how things will play out.

Transport Secretary Grant Shapps recently said he would certainly not be booking a summer holiday at present.

Speaking to BBC Radio 4's Today programme on 17 April, Mr Shapps said that "clearly people will want to see what the trajectory of this disease is in the next few weeks".

"I won't be booking a summer holiday at this point, let's put it that way."

Will it be safe to travel?

(Photo: Ben Queenborough/PinPep)

A series of new safety measures will be introduced by the airline, including requiring passengers to wear face masks at airports and on aircraft.

It has produced thousands of face mask covers inspired by comic books to be handed to children flying on selected routes in a bid to ease their anxiety about the new rule.

Other steps to boost hygiene include not selling food during flights, enhanced cleaning of planes, and disinfection wipes and hand sanitiser being provided.

Passengers will be invited to sit away from people not in their party on flights with empty seats.

How does the UK's quarantine work?

The UK will be introducing a mandatory two-week self isolation for all new arrivals into the UK from 8 June, bar a short list of exemptions, to stem the spread of Covid-19.

Passengers will have to provide their contact and travel information so they can be traced if infections arise, and could face random checks from public health authorities to ensure their compliance during the 14-day period.

Breaches will be punishable with a £1,000 fixed penalty notice in England, or prosecution with an unlimited fine – devolved nations can set out their own enforcement approaches.

Border Force will be able to refuse entry to foreign citizens who are not UK residents during border checks while removal from the country could be used as a last resort, the Home Office said.

Anyone arriving by air, sea or rail will be advised to use personal transport to head to their accommodation and once there not leave for 14 days, the likely maximum incubation period for Covid-19.