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Where can I book my 2020 summer holidays?

2020-06-29
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Holiday Travel 2020

Summer is just around the corner! After these long weeks of lockdown we need a break and good news is on the way. More and more countries are implementing staged border re-openings as part of their post-COVID-19 action plans and airlines have begun to sell flights again. Even so, knowing just where and when you can book your summer holidays can be a real headache.

Long distance travel to Asia, Africa, the Americas or Australia may still not be on the cards for quite a while, but many countries in Europe have already eased travel restrictions and reopened land borders. Many others are planning staged reopening of airports in the coming weeks, with more travel news to follow.

To help you in your travel plans, GIVT will be monitoring which countries are opening for tourism, when and where. We will keep you up to date with countries’ latest policies with an easy to follow detailed list every Monday. Many of us were left disappointed when our summer plans were dashed. Hundreds of thousands of flights were cancelled and most passengers have been left waiting on their coronavirus flight cancellation compensation. If you are one of those awaiting a refund for your ticket because of the travel ban, we can help. Just click for more details:

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Coronavirus flights restart in Europe

Now is the time to book your flights to get the best deals. Use our easy to follow tables to see when and which countries are open, or click on a country for more specific travel information. Alternatively, you can click on an airline to book flights according to your own preferred travel dates and their availability. Please be aware that all information is correct at time of print, but subject to change due to the unpredictable nature of the COVID-19 pandemic. Please check our list regularly to stay up to date with the latest regulations.

EUROPE FLIGHTS – SUMMER 2020

Opening dates for tourists

Now25 Jun01 Jul
IrelandGreek IslandsMalta
PortugalSardinia Cyprus
Belgium
Poland
France
Germany
Greece
Italy
Spain

AIRLINES SUMMER 2020

Availability for flight bookings

NowJuly
Aer Lingus British Airways
RyanairAlitalia
Wizz AirIberia
Eurowings
Swiss Air
SAS
Lufthansa
easyJet
LOT
Vueling
Air France

* Limited flights only, please check individual airline websites for more information

Travelling further – Asia, America, Australia and Africa

Long distance flights are starting to open up with direct flights to the United States and Canada available from various airlines from multiple locations across Europe. Flight to Brazil, as well as many other countries in Central and South America, are uncertain as they are currently in the midst of a pandemic, whereas countries like Australia and New Zealand are remaining very cautious and maintaining COVID travel restrictions.

China is reporting very low instance of new cases of Coronavirus, yet remains on alert, as do many other Asian countries. Africa as yet has not suffered as badly as Europe, but hardest hit countries are Africa’s biggest holiday destinations, Egypt, South Africa and Morocco. For many countries outside Europe, it is just too early to tell when travel will return to normal. Any official announcements will be posted here on this page to keep you up to date with the latest news in long distance travel.

Safe travels

While travelling it is essential to stay safe. In uncertain times people need to know that they are protected. Check your chosen airline’s new safety features by clicking on the link below.

GIVT Safety
Ryanair Aer LingusAir FranceAlitaliaBritish Airways
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Stay up to date with the latest travel news

As we speak governments are working hard to try and make travel as safe and seamless as possible for holidaymakers. Countries such as Greece, Spain, and Portugal are working on safe “air corridors” to fast track British holiday makers to their most popular resorts. Your summer holidays are just around the corner, don’t forget to check with GIVT for the latest coronavirus travel advice updates on your chosen destinations.

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