TUI release latest holiday cancellation list including flights and cruises

By Ben Reid

Holiday operator TUI has announced its latest list of cancelled flights due to Covid restrictions.

Destinations axed include Spain, Mexico, Turkey, Italy and Thailand.

Cruises and TUI's lakes and mountains holidays are also impacted with customers being contacted if their getaway has been scrapped.

The government has confirmed that their latest list of green, amber and red countries will be reviewed every three weeks which determines quarantine and Covid testing requirements.

The holiday company said: "If we need to cancel your holiday for any of these reasons, you don't need to do anything. We’ll work through bookings in departure date order to proactively contact you as soon as we can. If you have an accommodation-only booking, which isn’t impacted by travel restrictions, and that you therefore don’t want to cancel, please give us a call.

"To offer continued flexibility and reassurance, we have extended our fee-free changes policy to the end of April 2022, for package holiday, flight-only and accommodation-only customers. We also have a fee-free changes policy in place for Marella Cruises and TUI River Cruises customers and for destinations on the green watchlist."

TUI Boeing 737-8K5 taking off from Manchester Airport (Peter Byrne/PA Wire)

It comes as TUI confirmed the cancellation of flights to a popular holiday destination from East Midlands Airport.

The airline has axed flights to Fuerteventura from the airport as part of a review of its flying programme.

Holidaymakers are still being offered twice weekly flights to Lanzarote and flights three times a week to Tenerife in the Canary Islands from the busy airport.

The below holidays and flights have been cancelled as of September 7:

Holidays, including flight-only and accommodation-only bookings, to Naples, Italy due to depart on or before 9 September 2021.

Holidays, including flight-only and accommodation-only bookings, to the below destinations due to depart on or before 25 September 2021:

• Abu Dhabi

• Aruba

• Egypt

• Cape Verde

• Costa Rica

• Cuba

• Dominican Republic

• Florida

• India

• Indonesia

• Jamaica

• Maldives

• Mauritius

• Mexico

• Seychelles

• Sri Lanka

• Tanzania

• Trinidad and Tobago

• Tunisia

• Turkey

• USA

Holidays, including flight-only and accommodation-only bookings, to the below destinations due to depart on or before 31 October 2021:

• Almeria, Mainland Spain

• Bulgaria

• Calabria, Italy

• Girona, Mainland Spain

• Italy – Sardinia (flying with TUI Airways – holidays including flights with our partner airlines are still operating from 10/9)

• Italy – Sicily (flying with TUI Airways – holidays including flights with our partner airlines are still operating from 10/9)

• Kvarner Bay, Croatia

• Los Cabos, Mexico

• Malta (flying with TUI Airways – holidays including flights with our partner airlines are still operating)

• Montenegro

• Thailand

Cruises, lakes and mountains

Lakes & Mountains holidays to all destinations – except Switzerland – due to depart on or before 31 October 2021.

Marella Cruises sailings on Marella Discovery due to depart from Palma on or before 25 October 2021.

These sailings have been replaced with cruises departing from Corfu between 4 September and 22 October 2021 – these are now on sale.

Marella Cruises sailings on Marella Discovery 2 due to depart on or before 31 October 2021.

Marella Cruises sailings on Marella Explorer 2 due to depart from Naples on or before 4 November 2021.

These sailings have been replaced with a cruise departing from Malaga on 7 September – this is now on sale.

Marella Cruises sailings from Palma on Marella Explorer due to depart on or before 25 September 2021.

Marella Cruises sailings from Dubrovnik on Marella Explorer 2 due to depart on or before 21 October 2021.

Marella Cruises sailings on Marella Discovery 2 due to depart from Paphos – Cyprus, Aqaba – Jordan, Muscat – Oman, Columbo – Sri Lanka, Langkawi – Malaysia, Laem Chabang – Thailand, Hong Kong, and Singapore between 1 November 2021 and 30 April 2022.

TUI River Cruises sailings on TUI Skyla due to depart on or before 22 November 2021.

TUI River Cruises sailings on TUI Isla due to depart on or before 30 March 2022.

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