Tui plans resumption of more amber list destinations

Tui has scheduled the restart of operations to more amber list destinations as it continues to review its programme in line with government restrictions.

The UK’s biggest tour operator had already resumed operations to green list destinations Madeira, Malta, Porto Santo, Antigua, Barbados, Gibraltar, Grenada, Iceland as well as Jersey on non-Tui flights.

It had also resumed its programme to amber list destinations including the Balearics, the Greek islands of Corfu, Crete (Heraklion), Zakynthos , Rhodes and Kos, mainland Portugal, Canary islands Gran Canaria, Lanzarote and Tenerife, plus St Lucia in the Caribbean.

It now plans to add Cyprus (Larnaca and Paphos) as well as Jamaica, from July 22.

From July 23, Morocco (Marrakech) and the Greek island of Skiathos will resume.

Fuerteventura, in the Canaries, and mainland Spain (Alicante), will restart from July 24.

From 25th July, Tui’s programme to Kefalonia, Greece and Malaga, in mainland Spain will resume.

And from July 27, Crete (Chania) and La Palma, Majorca, will be served by the operator.

In August, operations to Croatia (Dubrovnik) will begin on August 1, to Croatia (Split) and Bulgaria (Bourgas and Varna) on August 2, and to Croatia (Pula) on August 3.

Aruba, the Greek islands of Halkidiki, Preveza, Samos, Santorini, Thassos, Italy, Morocco (Agadir), mainland Spain (except Alicante and Malaga) and Tui’s Lakes & Mountains programme all remain cancelled up to and including July 31.

Holidays which include non-Tui flights to Canada, Kenya, Seychelles and Tobago also remain cancelled up to including July 31.

Holidays to Cape Verde, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Egypt, Florida, Mexico, Turkey and Tunisia have been cancelled up to and including August 15.

Tui has also cancelled holidays with non-Tui flights to India, Indonesia, the Maldives, Mauritius, Sri Lanka, Tanzania, Thailand (Phuket), the UAE and US up to and including August 15.

Holidays to Cuba are cancelled up to and including August 31.

In a statement, Tui reiterated: “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.

“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.”

Fee-free changes can be made by Tui customers up to 14 days before travel for those due to depart up to and including October 31.

All holidays departing up to and including October 31 include Covid cover.

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