Club Med has cancelled all holidays up to and including May 16 in line with the UK government’s announcement of its planned roadmap out of lockdown.

The first date international travel could resume from is May 17, but this is yet to be confirmed and will be decided by the government’s reconstituted Global Travel Taskforce, which met for the first time earlier this week.

The French all-inclusive specialist, which runs ski as well as summer holiday resorts, has now moved to cancel all holidays for Brits before the first possible travel resumption date.

A spokeswoman said: “It is with great regret that we have had to cancel all Club Med stays until May 16, 2021, following the UK government’s announcement on lifting lockdown.

“This will be a huge disappointment to those of you who were looking forward to a break. We apologise and hope we can welcome you to one of resorts later in the year.”

Customers affected by the cancellations will receive a Refund Credit Note for the full value of their holiday but can request a cash refund if they prefer. They will be contacted in chronological order.

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