TUI, easyJet, British Airways and other airlines have issued updates on when they will restart flights.

European governments are currently grappling with how and when to let in foreign travellers, in hopes of salvaging the summer tourist season.

Greece has restarted regular ferry services to its islands, and cafes and restaurants are also back open for business as the country accelerates efforts.

And Spain announced over the weekend that his nation was ready to welcome some foreign visitors in July.

The Mirror has gathered the latest information from the major airlines on when they are set to resume flights, and what customers should do.

Jet2

Jet2.com and Jet2holidays has announced plans to resume flights and holidays on July 1.

A spokesman said: “We have said throughout that the sun will shine again and when it does, we will be there to take customers away on their well-deserved holidays.

A Jet2 plane lands at Birmingham Airport where there is an empty carpark as many stay indoors due to the coronavirus.

“As well as taking them away for their much-needed holidays, customers can be assured that we will be implementing measures, in consultation with the relevant authorities, to ensure the safety and well-being of everybody onboard.”

Destinations will include Alicante, Zante, Verona, Malaga and Madeira.

Customers set to depart before this will be contacted by Jet2, to discuss their options, including rebooking their holiday.

EasyJet

EasyJet is to resume flights from 22 European airports from June 15.

Flights will serve a a number of UK airports including Gatwick, Bristol, Birmingham, Liverpool, Newcastle, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Inverness and Belfast.

The only international route from the UK will be between Gatwick and Nice, France.

EasyJet planes sit on the tarmac at Luton Airport

But there will be no food sold during flights, and passengers must wear masks.

Planes will be deep cleaned and disinfection wipes and hand sanitiser will be available for passengers.

A spokeswoman said it is “introducing new measures to help ensure safety and wellbeing, including enhanced aircraft cleaning and disinfection and requirement for passengers and crew to wear masks.”

Ryanair

Ryanair is currently operating 30 flights a day but says it plans to restore 40% of its flights from July 1.

The airline is set to restart flying from most of its 80 bases across Europe - and Brits will be able to fly to countries such as Berlin, Prague, Venice, Malta and Marrakesh.

Passengers and crew will be required to wear face masks or face coverings, and pass temperature checks.

A limited range of refreshments will be sold on board, and no cash will be accepted.

Passengers flying in July or August will have to complete a form detailing how long their visit will be and where they are staying.

This information will be provided to EU governments.

Ryanair chief executive Eddie Wilson said: “It is important for our customers and our people that we return to some normal schedules from 1 July onwards.

“Governments around Europe have implemented a four-month lockdown to limit the spread of the Covid-19 virus.

“After four months, it is time to get Europe flying again so we can reunite friends and families, allow people to return to work and restart Europe’s tourism industry, which provides so many millions of jobs.”

British Airways

British Airways has said it is planning a “meaningful return to service” in July, subject to restrictions being eased.

But bosses have warned that the airline does not expect to return to full capacity until 2023.

A spokesman said: "These plans are highly uncertain and subject to the easing of lockdowns and travel restriction."

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TUI

Britain’s biggest holiday company, TUI is planning to resume trips on June 12.

The tour operator says the situation will be "continuously reviewed."

Destinations include Albania, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Germany and Iceland.

A TUI spokeswoman said: “We understand that these are incredibly uncertain times and we’re continually reviewing and updating our policies in line with government guidelines.

"Our holidays departing after 12 June 2020 are currently due to operate as planned.

"It’s also reassuring for customers to know that all of our package holidays are ATOL protected, so travellers can book their future holidays with confidence.

"If the holiday needs to be cancelled down the track, they will be offered the option to either receive a refund credit with a bonus incentive or a cash refund.

"We know our customers will want to travel again and we are excited and ready to take them on their holidays as soon as we are able to.”

Virgin Atlantic

The airline has said it won't resume flights until August "at the earliest" due to the new mandatory self-isolation regulations for people entering the UK.

A spokeswoman said: "The safety and security of our people and our customers is always our top priority and public health must come first.

"However, by introducing a mandatory 14 day self-isolation for every single traveller entering the UK, the government’s approach will prevent flights from resuming.

"We are continually reviewing our flying programme and with these restrictions, there simply won’t be sufficient demand to resume passenger services before August at the earliest.

“We know that as the Covid-19 crisis subsides, air travel will be a vital enabler of the UK’s economic recover.

“Therefore, we are calling for a multi-layered approach of carefully targeted public health and screening measures, which will allow for a successful and safe restart of international air travel for passengers and businesses.”