EASYJET has cancelled all package holidays to France until the end of August after the country was placed on the ban list.
Flights will continue, however, although passengers can move their flights for free.
The decision to cancel all holidays follows the last minute announcement made by the UK government to place France on the UK quarantine list.
From 4am on August 15, Brits will be forced to quarantine for two weeks when returning to the UK, and all non-essential is advised against – putting holidays off the cards.
An easyJet spokesperson said, according to the Mirror: “We heard the news from the government on Malta, France and the Netherlands being added to the travel quarantine list and the FCO advice changing to all but essential travel for these countries at the same time as everyone else.
“Despite another late night announcement, we were able to contact our affected customers very soon afterwards to let them know we have cancelled their holiday and will be processing full refunds as quickly as possible.
“Our holidays to these destinations are currently cancelled up to the end of August.
“For anyone with bookings beyond this date we’ll keep this under review but customers with holidays booked to these destinations in September can also choose to cancel their holiday and receive credit on their online easyJet holidays account for a future holiday with us without incurring any fees.
“We really feel for our customers who were looking forward to a well-deserved holiday.”
However, flights will continue, with a spokesperson adding to Sun Online Travel: “We plan to operate our full schedule in the coming days.
“Customers who no longer wish to travel can transfer their flights without a change fee or receive a voucher for the value of the booking.
“Should any flights be cancelled for later in August customers will be notified and informed of their options which includes transferring to an alternative flight free of charge, receiving a voucher or applying for a refund via a webform on our dedicated Covid Help Hub at easyJet.com.”