EasyJet has announced that it will resume flights – mostly domestic – from some airports in Britain, France and Spain from June 15, with all passengers and crew obliged to wear masks.
Among the UK airports served will be Gatwick, Bristol, Birmingham, Liverpool, Newcastle, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Inverness and Belfast while flying will also resume in France from Nice, Paris Charles de Gaulle, Toulouse, Bordeaux, Nantes, Lyon and Lille, as well as from Geneva in Switzerland, Lisbon and Porto in Portugal, and Barcelona in Spain. Gatwick-Nice will initially be the sole direct flight route between the UK and France.
“The airline expects to increase flying as customer demand continues to build and restrictions are relaxed,” said a company statement. “During the lockdown period the fleet has been grounded the aircraft have been maintained in a flight ready condition to enable the airline to resume flights quickly at the right time.”
“A new range of additional measures will be in place to help ensure the safety and wellbeing of all customers and crew onboard. These include enhanced aircraft disinfection for easyJet aircraft; customers, cabin and ground crew will be required to wear masks; there will also initially be no food service onboard flights, all of which operate on a short-haul network.”
The company has released a video safety guide for passengers. Watch it here:
However, despite this announcement from easyJet, nothing has changed in terms of rules currently in place for travellers.
You can still only enter France for specific reasons related to work, or to return to your main residence (and not a second home). “Travel to France is permitted only when strictly necessary,” is the message on the Consulate General of France in London.