TUI has updated its holiday programme following changes to the government’s international travel lists.
The British airline has cancelled a number of flights due to ‘ongoing uncertainty’ around travel to certain destinations amid the pandemic.
It comes after Transport Secretary Grant Shapps announced changes last week to the green, amber, and red lists – with seven new countries including Germany joining the green list.
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But a large proportion of holiday hotspots are at risk of being moved to the amber list at any time, categorised under the ‘green watchlist’.
Meanwhile, four countries including India moved from red to amber, while Mexico, Georgia and the French overseas territories of La Reunion and Mayotte were added to the red list.
A statement on TUI’s website says they are ‘continually reviewing’ their holiday programme in line with government updates every three weeks.
Here are the latest changes:
Where they’re flying to
They’re currently operating to the following destinations:
- Croatia (Dubrovnik, Pula and Split), Madeira and Porto Santo
- Antigua, Barbados, Gibraltar, Grenada, Iceland, Jersey and Malta with non-TUI flights
- Balearics (Ibiza, Majorca, Menorca)
- Canaries (Fuerteventura, Gran Canaria, Lanzarote, La Palma and Tenerife)
- Greece (Corfu, Crete, Halkidiki, Kefalonia, Kos, Parga, Rhodes, Sami, Santorini, Skiathos, Thassos and Zakynthos)
- Mainland Spain (Alicante, Malaga and Reus)
- Cyprus (Larnaca and Paphos), Jamaica, Morocco (Agadir and Marrakech), Portugal and St Lucia
- Switzerland (TUI Lakes & Mountains) and UAE (Dubai) with non-TUI flights
- Italy (Naples) from September 3
- Up to and including August 25: Aruba
- Up to and including August 27: Italy (Sicily, Sardinia, Calabria)
- Up to and including August 31: Italy (Naples), Florida, Turkey and Mexico (Cancun) and India, Indonesia, Maldives, Mauritius, Sri Lanka, Tanzania, Thailand (Phuket), UAE (Abu Dhabi) and USA with non-TUI flights
- Up to and including September 4: Cape Verde, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Egypt and Tunisia and Canada, Kenya, Seychelles and Tobago with non-TUI flights
- Up to and including October 31: Austria, Italy and Slovenia (TUI Lakes and Mountains including non-TUI flights) and Bulgaria, Mainland Spain (Girona), Malta (except non-TUI flights) and Montenegro
TUI says affected customers will be contacted and they aim to give at least seven days notice.
These customers can request a full cash refund, or to change to a later date or alternative holiday with a booking incentive.
A statement added: “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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