Glasgow Airport to Spain, Portugal and more for weekend getaways

As things start to go ‘back to normal’ after battling the coronavirus pandemic, many will be looking for holidays away.

The UK have scrapped many of their international travel restrictions and countries abroad are also relaxing their rules, mostly for fully vaccinated travellers.

After two years of testing requirements, isolation and more testing, those who are fully vaccinated can jet off to many countries with just proof of their vaccine.

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But before you book your flights, travellers are still reminded that travel rules abroad can change so it is wise to check the rules before you book and get insurance that will cover you if anything Covid related changes your plans.

To make up for the lack of getaways in the last couple of years, Glasgow Live have looked into the cheap deals abroad you can jet off to this weekend.

At the time of writing, Jet2 have cut flight prices by 10 percent.

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From Glasgow Airport, from Friday March 4, you can get a one way ticket from Glasgow International Airport to Tenerife for just £45.

But a flight back with Jet2 on the Sunday comes in at £180.

But one travel tip is to look around at different airlines, sometimes it can be cheaper to book one way with one airline and then another on the return flight.

Spain have also updated their entry requirements allowing those with proof of Covid recovery to enter the country if they aren’t fully vaccinated.


On Skyskanner, you can get a return ticket to Faro, Portugal from Glasgow Prestwick for £45.25.

It’s with Ryanair so obviously these prices just include flight and one small carry on luggage.

But if you’re just going for the weekend, then you could probably get away with just taking a rucksack or holdall- the size requirements are 40 x 20 x 25cm.

Entry requirements for Portugal asks for proof of Covid vaccine or negative PCR test or proof of Covid recovery.


If you’re looking for something more closer to home, but a change of scenery, Ryanair are offering flight deals.

From Friday March 4, you can pick up a ticket to Dublin for £11.19 and a return on Monday for the same price.

Dublin is known for being an expensive city, many compare it to London so if you can save your pennies on the flights, that’s more cash to enjoy the Emerald Isle.


One flight spotted in Jack’s Flight Club newsletter, was a cheap flight with Ryanair from Glasgow to Lanzarote.

Part of the Canary Islands, Brits are quick to jet off their to soak up some sun.

Even in March, the temperatures sit between 18C and 21C.

This cheap flight of just £52 return is instead on Saturday March 19 to the Monday, but at that price, we thought it would be rude not to include it.