TUI has extended its holiday cancellations until March, due to the ongoing travel restrictions during the pandemic.
The company has said it is cancelling holidays up to and including February 28, and will be contacting affected passengers in ‘departure date order’ to offer a number of options including rebooking or receiving a full refund.
The firm had previously announced cancellations from England until mid-February, and cancelled holidays from Scotland and Wales until January 31.
Currently England, Scotland and Wales are under national lockdowns which include a ban on international travel, and it’s not clear yet when restrictions may be lifted.
A statement on the travel firm’s website shared on Wednesday (January 20) reads: “Due to the impact of COVID-19 and travel restrictions in place all TUI holidays up to and including 28th February 2021 have been cancelled.
“Customers will be contacted in departure date order to discuss their options, which will include amending to another holiday with an incentive or cancelling and receiving a full refund.
“We will constantly review our holiday programme in line with updated travel advice.
“Please note: Customers with bookings using flights with another airline will be contacted directly by one of our team to discuss your options.”
TUI isn’t the only travel firm to have cancelled holidays because of the ongoing uncertainty around travel restrictions.
Alongside the current travel bans in lockdown, the UK has introduced new travel rules which include a requirement for anyone arriving into the UK to have taken a Covid-19 test within 72 hours of departure, and provide proof of a negative result.
Meanwhile, travel corridors have temporarily been suspended meaning that anyone who arrives into England from abroad will be required to self-isolate for 10 days.