The UK may be baking in warm weather at the moment, but many will be looking forward to getting away and soaking up some sun abroad.
While the prospect of travel abroad remains uncertain for 2020, it’s never too early to start thinking ahead to next year.
For those already in planning mode, EasyJet has released its summer 2021 flight schedule earlier than usual, with some routes to a variety of destinations in Europe.
When will May 2021 flights be released?
All EasyJet flights up to 4 May 2021 are currently available to book online.
The next batch of flights for 5 to 31 May 2021 were released for booking on 4 June 2020.
When will flights for June to September 2021 be released?
Flights for travel from 1 June to 30 September 2021 will be available to book on 2 July 2020, and are typically released for sale early in the morning.
Those wanting to book flights for dates after 30 September 2021 will have a longer wait, but easyJet has said routes for travel in October 2021 will be released soon.
Where can I fly to?
Destinations on the summer 2021 schedule include Croatia, Greece, Cyprus, Italy, Portugal, Turkey and Spain, among others across Europe.
Will any flights be available this summer?
EasyJet resumed a limited number of domestic flights from 22 airports across the UK on 15 June .
As of 1 July, tourists will be able to fly to a number of popular European holiday destinations from 14 airports across the UK, including Birmingham, Liverpool, Newcastle and Manchester.
Easyjet has said it plans to fly around 50 per cent of its 1,022 routes next month, with operations to increase to around 75 per cent in August, although there will be a lower frequency of flights of around 30 per cent.
The airline will operate 36 routes in total in July, with Spain, France, Italy, Greece and Portugal among the destinations available.
This will then increase to almost 60 routes in August to destinations across Easyjet’s European network, including Paris, Barcelona, the Balearics, Croatia, the Canary Islands and Berlin.
From the start of July, Easyjet plans to run around 500 flights per day across Europe, as well as more than 900 domestic flights per week to and from the UK. Its first flight since operations were stopped due to the coronavirus outbreak took off from London Gatwick on 15 June, arriving in Glasgow.
For passengers who have a holiday booked this year and need to move it, the airline has waived the change fee for flights and holidays for all bookings to allow customers to move their dates free of charge.
You can amend your booking online, via the Manage Bookings section.
Is it safe to fly yet?
At the moment, the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) is advising against all but essential international travel.
On 15 June, the European Union lifted its travel restrictions and is allowing individual countries to decide if they will welcome tourists. France, Italy, Portugal and Spain are among the countries that are now welcoming travellers from the UK, while others have quarantine restrictions in place.
A two week quarantine period is currently in force for anyone who travels into the UK, affecting anyone arriving by plane, train or ferry, as well as UK nationals returning from other countries.
Travellers to Ireland are required to quarantine for 14 days upon entry, while tourists visiting Greece will have to be tested for coronavirus on arrival. UK tourists are currently not allowed to enter Australia, India, the United States or New Zealand.