TUI has issued a new travel update which includes a number of holiday cancellations for October, with destinations including Spain, Italy, Turkey and Malta.
The holiday giant has announced a number of cancellations up to and until October 9 which affects predominantly amber and red list destinations.
Meanwhile, there are a number of holidays cancelled up to and until October 31 which include some green list destinations such as Austria and Bulgaria, as well as popular amber destinations with some routes in Italy and Spain affected.
You can check out the full list of destinations below for both sets of cancelled trips.
Up to and including 9th October:
- Aruba, Cape Verde (Sal), Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Egypt (Marsa Alam and Sharm El Sheikh), Florida, Jamaica and Mexico
- Canada, India, Indonesia, Kenya, Maldives, Mauritius, Seychelles, Sri Lanka, Tanzania, Thailand, Trinidad & Tobago, UAE (Abu Dhabi) and USA with non-TUI flights
Up to and including 31st October:
- Austria, Italy and Slovenia (TUI Lakes and Mountains including non-TUI flights), Bulgaria (Varna and Bourgas), Italy (Calabria, Sardinia and Sicily), Malta (except non-TUI flights) and Montenegro, Mainland Spain (Almeria and Girona), Thailand, Turkey with non-TUI flights
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It’s not all bad news for holidaymakers though. TUI is still operating a large number of trips to both green and amber list destinations including Antigua, Barbados, Croatia, Cyprus, Gibraltar, Grenada, Greece including the islands, Iceland, Jersey, Madeira and Porto Santa, Malta with non-TUI flights, Morocco, Portugal, Spain including the Balearic and Canary Islands, St Lucia, Switzerland (TUI Lakes & Mountains), and UAE with non-TUI flights.
You can find the latest updates on the TUI website here.
The UK government’s next travel update is currently expected to be announced on Thursday, September 16.
The next review is expected to include a number of changes to the red list as well as potential contenders for the green list – we’ve put together a fuller guide here.
Italy could be a contender for the green list, as the country has reported low infection rates and is estimated to have administered vaccine doses to the majority of its population. Meanwhile countries such as France, Spain, Portugal and the Netherlands have all also seen drops in numbers of coronavirus cases.
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As for the red list, there’s been speculation that Jamaica could be added after the Foreign Office recently changed its guidance to advise against non-essential travel to the island “based on the current assessment of COVID-19 risks”.
There has also been speculation that the green and amber lists could be scrapped entirely by October 1, although at the time of writing this hasn’t been confirmed.
The Covid situation and travel rules to a destination can change quickly, so if you are planning a trip you should always check the latest Foreign Office travel advice for the latest updates and entry requirements you need to know.
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