Jet2holidays and Tui breaks due to depart before the country goes back into national lockdown on Thursday (5 November) will operate as scheduled, the UK’s two largest tour operators have confirmed.
Both Jet2 and Tui confirmed trips due to depart up to, and on, Wednesday (4 November) would operate, despite prime minister Boris Johnson on Saturday (31 October) announcing a new month-long national lockdown until at least 2 December, which effectively bans non-essential travel.
EasyJet Holidays, though, has confirmed all holidays due to depart up to 2 December would be cancelled.
Jet2holidays said that while it was working with government to obtain "much-needed clarity" about what the fresh lockdown announcement meant for those planning to holiday overseas, it was "planning to operate as normal between now and Wednesday (4 November).
"Customers wanting to get away from the cold and gloom can still book and travel as normal," said the operator.
"For customers due to depart up to and including Wednesday 4 November, and who do not wish to travel, they can amend their booking to a later date with no admin fee.
"If flights or holidays are affected by any changes, we will contact customers to advise them of their options. Customers in resort should continue to enjoy their holidays as planned."