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WizzAir increases flights from the UK to the Canary Islands

Hungarian-headquartered Wizz Air is now offering more flights to the Canary Islands from London Luton Airport (LTN) and Doncaster Sheffield Airport (DSA).

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The move to exclude winter sun destinations like Tenerife and Gran Canaria came after United Kingdom Transport Secretary Grant Shapps put the Canaries back on the UK’s “safe list” of countries and regions. With the Canary Islands on the “safe list,” British holidaymakers will no longer have to self-quarantine for 14-days when they return home.

On mainland Spain and the Balearic Islands, the Spanish government has introduced a 23:00 to 06:00 curfew in the hope of stopping the coronavirus from spreading. The Canary Islands were not included in the new state of emergency as the Atlantic Ocean islands have a lower infection rate than the rest of Spain and Europe.

Starting Monday, October 27, WizzAirwill fly twice a week from London Luton Airport to Lanzarote and Fuerteventura and three times per week to Gran Canaria and Tenerife. From Doncaster/Sheffield, the airline will offer two flights per week to Lanzarote, Gran Canaria, and Tenerife.

WizzAir recommends its flex fare for those who are worried that the travel restrictions may change and the UK’s safe travel corridor could close. With the Wizz Flex Fare, you can cancel your flight up to three hours before departure without and fee and get 100% of the original fare reimbursed as airline credit. With the Wizz Flex Fare, passengers can also change their travel to a different date or destination without penalty.

What do you think about travelling to these destinations in the pandemic? Do you think that travelling is safe now when whole of Europe is under a second wave of COVID-19? Let me know in the comments section below.

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