Travel giant TUI have been forced to cancel holidays to dozens of popular destinations due to ‘ongoing’ coronavirus uncertainty.
The latest update released on July 30 includes destinations such as Turkey, parts of Italy and Canada.
Holiday-makers affected will be offered a chance to rearrange up to 14 days before but it will undoubtedly ruin the best laid plans of many.
It’s not all bad news though with some TUI routes expected to restart.
This comes as the government ‘traffic light system’ for international travel continues to be updated every three weeks.
In the last review on July 14 popular destinations such as the Balearic Islands were moved from the green to amber list.
The next review is expected August 4.
Countries are classified by ministers according to risk of spread
This comes as Covid deaths here in the UK continue to rise with 503 in the last seven days up 101 from the previous week, according to government data.
TUI have cancelled travel to the following destinations:
Up to and including August 1: Switzerland (TUI Lakes & Mountains) with non-TUI flights
Up to and including August 10: Italy (TUI Lakes & Mountains) with non-TUI flights
Up to and including August 15:
Aruba, Florida, Mexico (Cancun) and Turkey
Austria, Slovenia (TUI Lakes & Mountains including non-TUI flights), India, Indonesia, Maldives, Mauritius, Sri Lanka, Tanzania, Thailand (Phuket), UAE and USA (non-TUI flights)
Up to and including September 4:
Cape Verde, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Egypt, Mexico (Puerto Vallarta) and Tunisia
Canada, Kenya, Seychelles and Tobago (non-TUI flights)
Up to and including October 31: Bulgaria, Mainland Spain (Girona), Malta (except non-TUI flights), Montenegro and Italy (Sicily, Sardinia, Calabria)
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From August 1: Croatia (Dubrovnik) and Greece (Kefalonia, Thassos & Parga)
From August 2: Croatia (Split), Morocco (Agadir), Greece (Halkidiki) and Switzerland (TUI Lakes & Mountains) with non-TUI flights
From August 3: Croatia (Pula) and Greece (Santorini)
From August 5: Greece (Samos)
From August 7: Mainland Spain (Reus)
Changing your holiday
According to TUIs latest statement: “If we need to cancel holidays because of updated Government guidance, or after reviewing our holiday programme, we will contact customers and aim to give at least seven days advance notice.
“These customers can request a full cash refund, or to change to a later date or alternative holiday with a booking incentive.
“We know some customers may be unsure about travelling this summer, so to offer continued flexibility and reassurance, fee-free changes can be made up to 14 days before travel for customers due to depart up to and including 31 October.”
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