More than 8,000 flights cancelled this week due to staff shortages

MORE than 8,000 flights have been cancelled this week, as Omicron infections surge.

Staff shortages due to isolation are causing travel chaos for air passengers, with turmoil set to continue into the new year.

More than 8,000 flights have been cancelled this week

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More than 8,000 flights have been cancelled this week

Globally, more than 8,000 flights have been cancelled this week, according to airline tracking site flightaware.com.

Surging Omicron cases are causing staff shortages at Heathrow Airport, as people isolate after testing positive.

On Boxing Day, more than 60 flights were cancelled at Heathrow, including both short and long haul journeys, according to The Telegraph.

Uncertainty around border restrictions and entry requirements has already prompted some airlines to cancel upcoming flights.

Ryanair has slashed a third of its flights in January, as well as all flights to and from Morocco until February.

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British Airways has cancelled more than 2,000 flights from its schedule until March – and thousands more flights with other airlines are expected to be cancelled in the coming weeks.

If your flight is cancelled, you will be contacted directly by your airline and offered a refund or an alternative flight.

If you are planning on going abroad, make sure you know the entry requirements for your destination country before you arrive.

We’ve rounded up the rules and entry requirements for Brit-favourite destinations, including Spain, France and the US.

And here is the full list of countries Brits are banned from due to Covid restrictions.

More than 60 flights from Heathrow were cancelled on Boxing Day

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