All Ryanair Group flights – including flights offered by Buzz and Lauda – to and from Poland have been cancelled from midnight on Saturday to midnight on March 31.

A spokesman said this was “in response to the decision of the Polish government to ‘lock down’ the entire country to contain the spread of the Covid-19 virus”.

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In a statement, the group said: “We are contacting all affected customers by email to advise them of their options and we urge customers not to call us. 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 Group Airlines apologise sincerely to all customers affected by these government restrictions in order to combat the Covid-19 virus.” 

Earlier today Jet2 planes from the UK to Spain turned back in mid-air as the airline announced it was cancelling all flights to the country amid the coronavirus outbreak.

TUI also cancelled a number of holidays amid travel advice to Malta, Cyrpus and more.