Ryanair adds extra flights to quarantine-free Crete and Santorini for half term

RYANAIR has launched new flights to the quarantine-free Greek islands of Santorini and Crete for half term.

The airline will run extra planes to the holiday hot spots from London Stansted, Birmingham and Manchester.

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Fares are available from £49.99, for travel from 24th of October, making use of the travel corridor arranged by the UK government.

Ryanair’s Director of Commercial Jason McGuinness said: “We are pleased to announce these new flights from London Stansted, Birmingham and Manchester to Santorini and Crete, commencing from the 24th of October.

"British customers can now book a well-deserved break to Greece without the worry of having to quarantine on return."

While neither Santorini or Crete currently require quarantine on return to the UK, anyone travelling to the islands must complete an online Passenger Locator Form least 24 hours before arriving in Greece. 

Every traveller, including children, must have their details included on a PLF. 

Once you have completed the form, you will receive a QR code, which your airline will ask for to prove that you have completed the PLF form.

It is also advised that the the UK government is regularly adding and removing destinations from their safe travel corridors, so check before you travel.

As Sun Online Travel reported yesterday, anyone hoping to bag a last minute foreign trip this half-term is looking at rock bottom prices compared to your average year.

Package prices start from as low as £240pp for seven nights for two adults and two school-children leaving for Greece, £249pp to Madeira and £228pp for Cyprus.

There are more spaces than usual in hotels and on planes heading to the various destinations, as a result of the coronavirus pandemic and a summer of restrictions placed on travellers by the government.

That means package operators and travel agents have spots to fill, so the prices are priced to try and make that happen.

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