The UK’s largest tour operator TUI has announced a new set of holiday cancellations despite the government confirming a relaxation of Covid test regulations ahead of the half-term schools break.
From Monday (October 4) fully-vaccinated passengers and children under the age of 18 who are travelling with their vaccinated parents, will not be required to take a pre-departure test before their arrival into England and later in October the day 2 PCR test will be replaced by a lateral flow test.
Some holiday destinations – such as Portugal – have their own entry requirements which may vary and the operator recommends customers check the UK Foreign Office advice for their destination country.
Details on cancellations can be found below. Because of ongoing uncertainty around travel the following destinations have been cancelled by TUI :
Up to and including October 16:
Egypt (Hurghada and Sharm El Sheikh) and Jamaica
Up to and including October 21:
Cape Verde, Cuba, Dominican Republic and Mexico
Up to and including October 31:
Austria, Italy and Slovenia (TUI Lakes and Mountains)
Bulgaria (Varna and Bourgas)
Egypt (Marsa Alam)
Italy (Calabria, Sardinia and Sicily)
Mainland Spain (Almeria and Girona)
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Austria, India, Indonesia, Kenya, Seychelles, Tanzania, Thailand and Trinidad & Tobago, USA and UAE (Abu Dhabi)
TUI stated: “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.
“Please check our flying programme for the most up to date information on departures from UK airports we’re flying from.”
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