JET2 has extended the cancellation of holidays to the Canary Islands as Spain remains on the UK's quarantine list.

Tenerife, Lanzarote, Gran Canaria and Fuerteventura are all affected by the cancellation.

The airline announced on social media that all flights and holidays to the islands would be cancelled up to September 26, citing the government travel advice.

Spain has been on the UK's quarantine list since July 26, with the country reporting the highest cases in Europe.

While flights hope to resume from September 27, the cancellation is likely to be extended unless the travel restrictions are lifted.

Anyone with a package holiday before this date will be offered a full refund.

Last week, Jet2 cancelled all flights to mainland Spain and parts of Croatia for the rest of the summer, affecting Alicante, Malaga, Barcelona, Dubrovnik and Split.

It is hoped that holidays to the Canary Islands will resume by the autumn months, following the UK's decision to allow regional travel corridors.

Foreign Minister Arancha Gonzalez Laya told local media: "The important thing is that there is a window of opportunity that did not exist before because the UK previously considered Spain as a whole."

Quash Quarantine spokesperson Paul Charles added to Sun Online Travel: "You've got to hope that the situation does get better by October in terms of case numbers reducing now that the crowds have gone back home. I’m hopeful that October will see these islands opening again.

"But I think there will be a lot of late booking – people will wait until the end of September or early October before booking a half term holiday."

Jet2 flights are expected to be cheaper than ever this winter, as Brits need to be encouraged to travel abroad, according to the airline boss.

Philip Meeson, executive chairman of Dart Group, said: "Winter 20/21 forward bookings have yet to match our revised on-sale seat capacity, with customer bookings displaying a shorter lead time than in previous years.

"Therefore, pricing for both our leisure travel products – end-to-end package holidays with Jet2holidays and flight-only seats with – will need to remain consistently enticing.

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