Reacting to the ever-changing coronavirus situation across the world, travel companies such as TUI are still being forced to cancel a number of their trips.
Since the pandemic hit, holiday organisers have been slammed with international travel grinding to a halt in the face of government imposed restrictions.
The UK authorities introduced the ‘traffic light’ system, ranking countries as green, amber or red and affecting the rules travellers returning from these countries will have to navigated.
In response to this travel giant TUI have cancelled a number of trips, including to popular destinations such as Turkey, Italy and Malta.
This includes to all red list countries as they have said: “We won’t take any customers to Red destinations or those which require quarantine on arrival, unless this can be foregone by a Covid test.”
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Here are all the countries TUI have cancelled holidays to.
Up to and includingSeptember 30:
Up to and includingOctober 9:
- Aruba, Cape Verde (Sal), Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Egypt (Marsa Alam and Sharm El Sheikh), Florida, Jamaica and Mexico
- Canada, India, Indonesia, Kenya, Maldives, Mauritius, Seychelles, Sri Lanka, Tanzania, Thailand, Trinidad & Tobago, UAE (Abu Dhabi) and USA with non-TUI flights
Up to and includingOctober 31:
- Austria, Italy and Slovenia (TUI Lakes and Mountains including non-TUI flights)
- Bulgaria (Varna and Bourgas)
- Italy (Calabria, Sardinia and Sicily)
- Mainland Spain (Almeria and Girona)
- Malta (except non-TUI flights) and Montenegro
- Turkey with non-TUI flights
Regarding the ongoing cancellations, a statement on TUI’s website rassured customers saying: “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. Customers due to depart between 1 November 2021 and 30 April 2022 can make fee-free changes up to 28 days before departure. “
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