Brits abroad urged to get home now as airlines start cancelling flights

Sun-loving Brits abroad are being warned to fly home as soon as possible as lockdown sees swathes of flights scrapped.

Airlines are cancelling journeys as restrictions, set to be in place until March, prohibit non essential travel.

That includes jetting off abroad, and tour operators are suspending services until at least February, The Sun reported.

TUI and Jet2 have already cancelled holidays until February, as have Thomas Cook and Virgin.

EasyJet have a series of repatriation flights booked until lJanuary 10 and from then a reduced timetable will be in place.

A spokesman for EasyJet told The Telegraph: "We urge customers needing to return to transfer onto these flights as soon as possible as options to travel after this date will be reduced."

It comes after celebrities and influencers were accused of ignoring life-saving restrictions to jet off to get a fix of winter sun.

Before Boris plunged England into Lockdown, only Tier Four areas were banned from heading abroad.

But under the new restrictions, a countrywide ban has been put in place with only essential travel allowed.

It comes after a new strain of coronavirus, first festering in Kent, has spread across the country.

The highly-infectious new version of the disease has caused a nightmare for Downing Street, forcing Boris to impose harsh restriction.

The UK’s daily death increase was the highest since April today, as GPs finally started rolling out the Oxford vaccine.

Meanwhile, Brits caught breaking the travel rules could be slapped with a minimum of £200 fine.

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