Original article from Kent Live
Major airlines have published their refund policies as new green list destinations have emerged.
The Government's update on Thursday (June 24) revealed that Malta and Madeira were just two of a host of destinations added to the new green list.
This means that UK residents are free to travel to those countries without having to quarantine from next Wednesday (June 30).
Major airlines have published their refund policies which many people may need to use this summer, as LeedsLive reports.
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People are being urged not to travel to amber or red listed countries.
Despite the likes of the the Balearic Islands being added to the green list, many sun-seeking holidaymakers will be frantically looking at their devices waiting to hear when their desired destination for this summer is added to the green list.
France, Italy and Greece are all popular destinations still yet to be added to the green list.
If you're now reconsidering your decision to book ahead of the summer, here's a list of the major airlines and their refund policies.
Jet2 differs depending on the circumstance around the refund.
If Jet2 cancels a customer's flight and can't offer a suitable alternative then they will give you a full refund.
According to their website: "If flights are cancelled by us and we aren't able to offer a suitable alternative Jet2.com flight, we'll refund you back to the payment card used to make the original booking.
"You can cancel your flight at Manage My Booking but all Jet2.com scheduled flights are non-refundable.
"Even though bookings are non-refundable and non-transferable, we can help you with date changes. For date changes, we'll charge the administration fee plus the difference (if any) in price between your original fare and today’s fare price (including any increase to taxes, fees, or other charges).
"If the overall fare has decreased since you made the original booking, no refund will be paid."
British Airways have promised that customers will be able to book with confidence.
Their policy gives customers flexibility so they can book stress-free.
Their website reads: "Our book with confidence policy gives you flexibility so, if you no longer wish to fly, you can claim a voucher to use at a later date.
"If your flight has been cancelled, you may be able to claim a refund online."
If your Ryanair flight leaves and doesn't have a delay exceeding 5 hours, a refund is not possible.
The website states: "Once a Ryanair flight is operational, and does not have a delay exceeding 5 hours, then it is not possible to get a refund. All Ryanair flights are changeable but they cannot be cancelled.
"Flight dates/times/routes can be changed up to 2.5 hours before the flight departure time (name changes can be changed up to 2 hours before the flight) via 'My Bookings' unless you have already checked in, in which case please contact one of our agents using our live chat.
"You don't need to notify us if you are unable to travel and if you can’t use your outbound flight, you can still use your return flight."
TUI will be offering its customers refund credit which will allow them to use their money on another holiday in the future.
If the credit isn't used in time, then TUI will automatically pay the money back as a cash refund.
The website reads: "The value of your refund credit is the sum you paid for your original holiday less any amendment or cancellation fees you have paid and does not include any extras like travel insurance.
"The refund credit is valid as soon as you receive it and is issued to you if your holiday will no longer be able to go ahead as planned due to the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office’s advice against travel, or due to other restrictions.
"Your refund credit note expires on 30 September 2021, after which point, if you’ve not used it, you’ll automatically receive a cash refund from us.
"If you do not want to book another holiday with us, you can ask us to convert your unused credit note into a cash refund at any time before it expires.
"We’ll do this by refunding the original payment method where possible. Please use our refund request form to apply. You'll need to have your refund credit code to hand."
EasyJet has been praised over the course of the pandemic due to the way they have been operating.
At the moment, EasyJet has a protection promise pledge that they are keeping to all customers which protects them for a number of circumstances.
They are giving customers a refund guarantee which allows them to easily request a cash refund or a voucher if they cancel their flight.
Even if EasyJet doesn't cancel your flight and your circumstances have changed, then they are giving customers the freedom to change.
Their website reads: "Transfer your flight fee-free this summer, anytime up to 2 hours before your departure to any flights currently on sale and to any destination on our network.
"Applies to changes made up to and including 30 September 2021. Only if the new fare is higher will you be asked to pay the difference."
You also get your refund, plus your deposit back as credit, with no fees 28 days before travel.