TUI resumes flights and vacations to more destinations after greenlist updates
The UK’s largest tour operator TUI has confirmed it will operate to many of the destinations on the updated list of green travel without quarantine.
Flights and vacations to Antigua, Ibiza, Mallorca, Menorca, Barbados, Grenada, Madeira, Malta, Iceland, Gibraltar and Jersey have all resumed.
While the airline and tour operator have revealed they will continue to serve orange destinations where borders are open and UK Foreign Office advice allows travel. This includes Corfu, Crete, Cuba, Fuerteventura, Gran Canaria, Lanzarote, Kos, Portugal, Rhodes, Saint Lucia, Tenerife and Zakynthos.
TUI said, “We are continually reviewing our vacation schedule and cancellations in accordance with government updates every three weeks, with the next update due on July 15th.
“We will not take any customers to destinations that will require a quarantine on arrival, unless this can be avoided by a Covid test or red destinations.”
Meanwhile, Andrew Flintham, Managing Director of TUI UK: “We still believe that international travel can be restarted safely in a more meaningful way by taking advantage of our amazing vaccination program.
“We are disappointed that the deadlines to introduce the removal of the quarantine for Orange List destinations for those who are doubly vaccinated are vague, and are surprised to see that other popular destinations, such as the Canary Islands and the Greek Islands are not listed. not on the green list.
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“We still expect the government to be transparent about how data and methodology is applied when placing countries on the green, green and orange lists so that we can plan our operations and support our clients.
“We will continue to support our customers looking to leave this summer with our flexible booking policies, with free changes allowed 14 days prior to travel for anyone due to leave before the end of October, as well as our subsidized test packages starting at only £ 20 for green destinations. “