TUI has updated its vacation schedule following changes to the government’s international travel listings.
The UK airline has canceled a number of flights due to “lingering uncertainty” over travel to some destinations amid the pandemic.
It comes after Transport Secretary Grant Shapps announced changes to the Green, Orange and Red Lists last week – with seven new countries, including Germany, joining the Green List.
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But a large chunk of vacation hotspots are at risk of being moved to the Amber List at any time, placed on the âGreen Watch Listâ.
Meanwhile, four countries including India have switched from red to amber, while Mexico, Georgia and the French overseas territories of Reunion and Mayotte have been added to the red list.
A statement on TUI’s website says they are “continually reviewing” their vacation schedule in line with government updates every three weeks.
Here are the latest changes:
Where they fly
They currently operate 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
- Balearic Islands (Ibiza, Mallorca, Menorca)
- Canary Islands (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 Saint Lucia
- Switzerland (TUI Lakes & Mountains) and United Arab Emirates (Dubai) with non-TUI flights
- Italy (Naples) from September 3
- Until August 25 included: Aruba
- Until August 27 inclusive: Italy (Sicily, Sardinia, Calabria)
- Until August 31 included: Italy (Naples), Florida, Turkey and Mexico (Cancun) and India, Indonesia, Maldives, Mauritius, Sri Lanka, Tanzania, Thailand (Phuket), United Arab Emirates (Abu Dhabi) and United States with non-TUI flights
- Until September 4 inclusive Cape Verde, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Egypt and Tunisia and Canada, Kenya, Seychelles and Tobago with non-TUI flights
- Until October 31 included: 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 aim to give at least seven days’ notice.
These customers can request a full cash refund, or upgrade to a later date or alternative vacation with a booking incentive.
A statement added: “We know some customers may not be sure to travel this summer, so to provide continued flexibility and assurance, no-charge changes can be made up to 14 days prior to travel for customers who must leave until October 31 inclusive. ”