Wednesday, June 16, 2021

Tour Operator Cancels Holidays to Greece, Italy, Spain & Many More Destinations Due to COVID-19 Situation

One of the UK’s leading tour operators, TUI, has cancelled holidays to several European destinations. Such cancellations are anticipated to affect thousands of British holidaymakers who planned to visit Croatia, Cyprus, Greece, Italy, Spain, Malta, and other holiday destinations over the upcoming weeks.

Moreover, the company also cancelled all holidays that include non-TUI flights to Indonesia, Maldives, Mauritius, Sri Lanka, Tanzania, Thailand, and United Arab Emirates, SchengenVisaInfo.com reports.

The decision of TUI to cancel the holidays to these destinations followed the announcement of the UK’s Prime Minister Boris Johnson to delay the planned relaxation of the remaining restrictions for another four weeks due to the Delta variant that is spreading at a rapid rate.

According to TUI, the company will continue to operate to safe destinations as planned and are working on a solution that provides customers with flexible offers and choices for this summer.

The list of the country’s holiday cancellations includes the following destinations:

Until June 29: Zante

Until July 4: Aruba, Croatia, Cyprus, Greece (Crete, Kavala, Kefalonia Mykonos, Preveza, Samos, Santorini, Skiathos, Thessaloniki), Italy, Jamaica, Malta, Spain (Mainland Spain, Formentera, Mallorca, Ibiza, Menorca, La Palma, All Tui)

Until July 11: Bulgaria, Cape Verde, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Egypt, Mexico, Morocco, Tunisia, and Turkey

All TUI holidays to Florida will also be cancelled until June 30.

The next update from TUI regarding their holiday programme and cancellations is expected to be updated on June 24.

“All customers impacted by these cancellations will be contacted directly and will be able to request a full cash refund, or to change to a later date or alternative holiday and receive a booking incentive. If we need to cancel any future holidays because of updated government guidance, we will be in touch directly and aim to give customers at least seven days’ notice,” TUI’s statement reads.

Nonetheless, in line with the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office advice, it was revealed that the company will continue operating to the following destinations placed on the amber list: Antigua, Barbados, Corfu, Crete, Cuba, Fuerteventura, Gran Canaria, Grenada, Lanzarote, Kos, Madeira, Porto Santo, Portugal, Rhodes, St Lucia, and Tenerife.

Based on the figures from the World Health Organization (WHO), as of June 16, the UK has registered 4,573,423 COVID-19 infection cases and 127,907 deaths.

Up to date, the UK has administered at least 71,672,208 doses of COVID-19 vaccines doses, with a rate of around 496,731 doses per day during the last week.

Previously, the Greek Prime Minister urged his UK counterpart to lift the entry restrictions against arrivals from Greece.



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