Ryanair and Jet2 cancel all UK flights to Poland after country's coronavirus 'lock down'

Airlines Ryanair and Jet2 have cancelled flights to Poland after the country’s Government announced a ‘lock down’ in an effort to prevent the spread of coronavirus.

By Ryan Smith
Saturday, 14th March 2020, 4:35 pm
Updated Saturday, 14th March 2020, 5:17 pm

Ryanair said it was cancelling all flights from UK airports to Poland from Saturday, March 14 until Tuesday, March 31.

In a statement, a spokesman for the airline said: “This is a fast-moving and complex situation and the safety and well-being of our people and customers is our main priority.

“We will continue to comply fully with all WHO and EASA guidelines and we will follow any travel restrictions that are imposed.”

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Ryanair has cancelled all flights from Poland from the UK.

Jet2 has also suspended flights to Poland until Monday, April 27.

The company said in a statement: “We have suspended all flights to Krakow with immediate effect. We will be flying customers back to the UK from Krakow via our programme of scheduled flights.”

The decision comes just hours after Jet2 announced that it was cancelling all flights to Spain following the country declaring a state of emergency as the coronavirus outbreak worsens.

Here in the UK, the Government has announced that deaths from the virus have more than doubled in 24-hours. The number of deaths as of this morning was 21, with the number of new confirmed cases of Covid-19 rising to 1,140.

Jet2 has now suspended all flights to Italy, Poland and Spain.

It is expected that the Government may take the decision next week to ban all public gatherings in the UK. Many major sporting events have already been postponed in the UK, including football fixtures.