The UK’s largest tour operator has axed several holidays, following changes to the UK government’s international travel guidelines.
Tui has cancelled holidays to several popular destinations in Europe, as fears grow that ‘green watchlist’ countries could hastily be moved to amber.
At present, anyone other than children and those who have been double vaccinated must isolate for ten days upon arriving back from an amber list country.
The British airline said ‘ongoing uncertainty’ had resulted in may holidays being pulled, as well as several European countries being pulled from its fight schedule.
In June the company announced it was joining Virgin Atlantic and British Airways in supporting legal action against the UK government’s coronavirus travel restrictions.
The legal bid is an attempt to get the Government to be more transparent in relation to how it determines which countries are on the green, amber and red lists under the traffic light system for international travel.
It comes as a Conservative MP called for private PCR testing prices to be capped at £40, as concerns grow over the monetisation of Covid tests.
The government has moved several amber countries to green, including Germany, as well as moving India to the amber list.
Mexico, Georgia and the French overseas territories of La Reunion and Mayotte were added to the red list.
Here is a full list of the countries TUI are currently offering holiday packages to:
Croatia (Dubrovnik, Pula and Split), Madeira and Porto Santo
Antigua, Barbados, Gibraltar, Grenada, Iceland, Jersey and Malta with non-TUI flights
Balearics (Ibiza, Majorca, Menorca)
Canaries (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 St Lucia
Switzerland (TUI Lakes & Mountains) and UAE (Dubai) with non-TUI flights
Italy (Naples) from September 3
What holiday destinations have been axed?
- Up to and including August 25: Aruba
- Up to and including August 27: Italy (Sicily, Sardinia, Calabria)
- Up to and including August 31: Italy (Naples), Florida, Turkey and Mexico (Cancun) and India, Indonesia, Maldives, Mauritius, Sri Lanka, Tanzania, Thailand (Phuket), UAE (Abu Dhabi) and USA with non-TUI flights
- Up to and including September 4: Cape Verde, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Egypt and Tunisia and Canada, Kenya, Seychelles and Tobago with non-TUI flights
- Up to and including October 31: Austria, Italy and Slovenia (TUI Lakes and Mountains including non-TUI flights) and Bulgaria, Mainland Spain (Girona), Malta (except non-TUI flights) and Montenegro