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TUI’s latest holiday updates for Spain, Italy and Bulgaria amidst new cancellations

TUI announced a new wave of canceled holidays, including Bulgaria, Sicily, Mexico and Spanish Girona, with some travel canceled until November.

The travel giant said in a statement that the decision was made “due to continuing uncertainty about travel,” and that injured vacationers will be offered a choice: a full refund, rescheduling the vacation or booking an alternative vacation with rewarding booking.

Recent cancellations include:

Until September 4 inclusive: Cape Verde, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Egypt, Mexico (Puerto Vallarta) and Tunisia.

Until October 31 inclusive: Bulgaria (Varna), mainland Spain (Girona), Montenegro and Italy (Sicily, Sardinia, Calabria).



View of the beach of Cala Goloritse, Sardinia
The Sardinian Holidays are currently canceled until October 31st.

The news comes a few days after the brand released travel update including cancellations affecting hot spots such as Spain, Greece and Turkey.

TUI currently offers a flexible booking policy for holidays that must fly by October 31st, allowing travelers to make changes to their bookings free of charge up to 14 days prior to travel.

This is not to say that the British after the summer vacation will not be able to go abroad.

In fact, TUI currently operates a range of green and amber destinations, not to mention it plans to resume flights and packages to Crete and La Palma this week, as well as Croatia from August 1st.

The company also plans to resume flights to Alicante, Fuerteventura, Kefalonia and Malaga over the next few weeks.

So where does TUI offer vacations now?

The company reports that it is currently working in the following areas:

  • Green : Madeira, Malta, Porto Santo and Antigua, Barbados, Gibraltar, Grenada, Iceland and Jersey on non-TUI flights.
  • Amber : Balearic Islands (Ibiza, Mallorca, Menorca) Corfu, Crete (Heraklion), Gran Canaria, Lanzarote, Kos, Portugal, Rhodes, Saint Lucia, Tenerife and Zakynthos.

The travel company also said it would not operate on holidays for Red List destinations or those that require quarantine on arrival if this cannot be avoided by taking a Covid test.

You can find out more at TUI website here

If you are planning a trip abroad, there are currently several tempting deals, including:

  • TUI has free child seats for Greek holidays 2021 including school holidays – book here
  • Mirror Holidays has tempting offers for the summer, including no-quarantine breaks – book here
  • Eurocamp offers discounts of up to 20% on summer vacations in August – book here
  • easyJet Holidays offers discounts of up to 25% on flights during selected summer vacations – book here

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It is worth noting that currently Britons returning from the Amber List to the UK need to self-isolate at home for 10 days and have PCR tests on days 2 and 8. However, there is an exception for those who are fully vaccinated against Covid. In this case, you can refuse to self-isolate, although you will still have to take PCR tests.

Always check the latest travel advice from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs before booking or planning your trip, as travel requirements can change quickly.

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