TUI cancels more October holidays including trips to parts of Spain and Italy – Chronicle Live

TUI has cancelled more flights to destinations including Egypt, Florida and parts of Italy and Spain due to “ongoing certainty” caused by the coronavirus pandemic.

Despite good news for holidaymakers in the change to travel rules and removal of the traffic light system, the operator has reviewed its programme and taken the decision to cancel trips.

Some are cancelled up to and including October 16, others up to and including October 21 and more up until the end of the month on October 31, the Manchester Evening news reports.

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TUI welcomed the news that fully vaccinated passengers will no longer have to take pre-departure tests before travelling to the UK from countries not on the red list and apologised for any disruption caused by cancelled holidays.

“We’d like to thank our customers for their patience during this time,” Tui said.

“We are continually reviewing our holiday programme and cancellations in line with Government updates every three weeks.”

Trips to destinations in Spain, Italy, Cuba, Mexico, Austria, Florida (USA) and Thailand are among those cancelled this month.

TUI’s latest list of cancelled holidays for October 2021

TUI says the following flights and trips to the following destinations are cancelled:

Up to and including October 16:

  • Egypt (Hurghada and Sharm El Sheikh) and Jamaica

Up to and including October 21:

TUI flights:

  • Cape Verde, Cuba, Dominican Republic and Mexico

Up to and including October 31:

TUI flights:

  • Aruba
  • Austria, Italy and Slovenia (TUI Lakes and Mountains)
  • Bulgaria (Varna and Bourgas)
  • Costa Rica
  • Egypt (Marsa Alam)
  • Florida
  • Italy (Calabria, Sardinia and Sicily)
  • Mainland Spain (Almeria and Girona)
  • Malta
  • Montenegro
  • Thailand
  • Tunisia

Non-TUI flights:

  • Austria, India, Indonesia, Kenya, Seychelles, Tanzania, Thailand and Trinidad & Tobago, USA and UAE (Abu Dhabi)

TUI holidays which are going ahead

As of October 1, TUI said it is operating trips or is due to operate trips to:

TUI says: “We are currently operating or due to operate to the following destinations”:

TUI flights:

  • Balearics (Ibiza, Majorca, Menorca)
  • Canaries (Fuerteventura, Gran Canaria, Lanzarote, La Palma and Tenerife)
  • Croatia (Dubrovnik until October 10, Pula and Split)
  • Cyprus (Larnaca and Paphos)
  • Egypt (Sharm El Sheikh from October 17 and Hurghada from October 18)
  • Greece (Corfu, Crete, Halkidiki, Kefalonia, Kos, Parga, Rhodes, Samos, Santorini, Skiathos, Thassos and Zakynthos)
  • Italy (Naples)
  • Madeira and Porto Santo
  • Mainland Spain (Alicante, Malaga and Reus)
  • Morocco (Agadir and Marrakech)
  • Portugal (Algarve, Madeira and Porto Santo)
  • St Lucia
  • Turkey (Antalya, Dalaman, Bodrum from 11th October and Izmir from 16th October)

Non-TUI flights:

  • Antigua
  • Barbados
  • Gibraltar
  • Greece (Athens, Peloponnese and Mykonos)
  • Grenada
  • Iceland
  • Italy (Naples, Puglia, Sardinia, Sicily, Tuscany and Venice)
  • Jersey
  • Mainland Spain (Almeria and Barcelona)
  • Maldives (from October 3)
  • Malta
  • Mauritius
  • Netherlands (Amsterdam)
  • Portugal (Lisbon)
  • Sri Lanka (from October 4)
  • St Lucia
  • Switzerland
  • Turkey (Antalya, Bodrum, Dalaman and Izmir)
  • UAE (Dubai)

The UK’s traffic light system for international travel during Covid-19 was overhauled and replaced on Monday October 4. The amber and green lists are gone, but a red list remains and is due to be updated again later this week.

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