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JET2 has been forced to cancel more holidays to Rhodes until mid-August.

It comes after huge blazes saw 30,000 locals and tourists forced to evacuate parts of Rhodes in Greece because of wildfires.

All Jet2 flights to Rhodes from the UK have been cancelled until July 30, however a number of holidays have been cancelled until mid-August.

Holidaymakers who are heading to resorts in Gennadi, Kiotari and Lachania will see their holidays cancelled until August, 13.

In a press release, the airline said: "Following visits to these resorts, we have taken the decision to cancel all holidays up to and including Sunday 13 August.

"We are contacting affected customers to let them know how we can help them to arrange an alternative holiday or cancel with a full refund, which will of course be processed quickly."

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The airline previously said: "Due to the wildfires affecting Rhodes and the impact across the island, we have made the difficult decision to cancel all flights going from the UK to Rhodes up to and including 30 July."

From July 31, Brits travelling to areas in northern Rhodes like Afandou, Faliraki, Ialyssos, Ixia, Kalithea, Kolymbia, Kremasti, Pastida, Rhodes Town and Theologos can expect their holidays to go ahead as planned.

Jet2 holidays to resorts in Lardos, Lindos, Kalathos and Pefkos are also set to run as planned from July, 31.

While the UK government has not actively warned people against travelling to the area, they have urged caution from holidaymakers.

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They said: "If you are due to travel to an area that might be affected by wildfires, contact your travel operator or accommodation provider before you travel to check that it is not currently impacted.

"Make sure you have appropriate insurance."

Last week, Jet2 was forced to cancel flights to another holiday hotspot after a fire broke out at Catania airport in Italy.

The airline announced that they were cancelling all flights to and from the airport until August 3.

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In response to a passenger asking if their flight had been cancelled, they tweeted: "We can confirm that unfortunately, due to a fire at Catania Airport, we have had to cancel all flights to/from Catania between 20 Jul and 3 Aug 2023.

"We will now process a refund for your holiday."

Holidays to the Greek island of Corfu have also been impacted by wildfires in recent weeks.

And, here's everything you need to know about travelling to Greece during the wildfires.

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