TUI cancels more holidays following traffic light update

TUI has cancelled more of their holidays and flight routes following the UK government's traffic light update.

The Department of Transport added seven countries to the green list while two were moved to the red list.

Canada, Denmark, Finland, Lithuania, Switzerland, Liechtenstein and the Azores are now all on the green list, enforced from Monday, while Thailand and Montenegro are now on the red list.

In response, TUI has cancelled more holidays including Florida trips until September 17, with the majority of long-haul destinations cancelled until September 25.

However, these dates are likely to be extended until travel restrictions are lifted.

Holidays to many of the green list destinations – including Malta, Austria and Bulgaria have been cancelled until November.

Here is the full list of cancellations:

Holidays cancelled until August 31:

  • India
  • UAE (Abu Dhabi)
  • USA (with non-TUI flights)

Holidays cancelled until September 4:

  • Aruba
  • Italy (Naples)
  • Turkey
  • Canada (with non-TUI flights)
  • Kenya (with non-TUI flights)

Holidays cancelled until September 7:

  • Dominican Republic

Holidays cancelled until September 17:

  • Florida

Holidays cancelled until September 25:

  • Cape Verde
  • Costa Rica
  • Cuba
  • Egypt
  • Mexico
  • Tunisia
  • Indonesia
  • Maldives
  • Mauritius
  • Seychelles
  • Sri Lanka
  • Tanzania
  • Thailand
  • Trinidad and Tobago (with non-TUI flights)

Holidays cancelled until October 31:

  • Austria
  • Slovenia
  • Bulgaria
  • Italy (Calabria, Sardinia and Sicily)
  • Mainland Spain (Almeria and Girona)
  • Malta (except non-TUI flights)
  • Montenegro

However, the airline is still operating to a number of green list destinations which includes most of Croatia and Madeira, as well as holidays with non-TUI flights such as Malta, Iceland, Gibraltar and Barbados.

Amber list destinations such as the Spanish and Greek islands are also still in operation, along with Cyprus and Portugal.

TUI explained on their website: "We won’t take any customers to red destinations or those which require quarantine on arrival, unless this can be foregone by a Covid test.

"If we need to cancel holidays because of updated Government guidance, or after reviewing our holiday programme, we will contact customers and aim to give at least seven days advance notice."

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