TUI cancels more amber list hols until June 27 including Bulgaria and Egypt – as well as red-list Turkey

TUI has cancelled more holidays until the end of next month due to them being left off the UK’s green list.

With just Portugal as the main holiday hotspot on the green list, Brits have very few restriction-free destinations currently open.

TUI has cancelled more amber list holidays until next month


TUI has cancelled more amber list holidays until next monthCredit: Reuters

The tour operator has announced that holidays to amber list destinations Bulgaria, Egypt, Tunisia, Cape Verde, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Mexico and Morocco have been cancelled until June 27.

Holidays to red-list Turkey has also been cancelled until the end of next month.

TUI said they cancelled the holidays due to “ongoing uncertainty” over restrictions in the government’s traffic light system.

They said: “All customers impacted by these cancellations will be contacted directly and will be able to request a full cash refund, or to change to a later date or alternative holiday and receive a booking incentive.”

However, they are still flying to some amber list destinations, including to Greek islands Crete, Corfu and Rhodes, some parts of Spain as well as Cuba, Barbados and St Lucia.

Flights to the Spanish islands will resume later this week, with more Greek islands being added from June 7.

Bulgaria's Sunny Beach is off the cards until at least next month


Bulgaria’s Sunny Beach is off the cards until at least next monthCredit: AFP
Most of Europe is on the amber list


Most of Europe is on the amber list

Thousands of Brits are expected to fly to Spain later this week after the country announced UK travellers could enter without any restrictions.

Amber list destinations still require a mandatory 10-day quarantine when returning to the UK – and the government has advised against holidays to destinations on the list.

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Boris Johnson’s spokesman said: “Our advice hasn’t changed in regards to amber list countries.

“We have been clear that people shouldn’t be travelling to amber list countries for the purposes of holidays.”

While last week Health Secretary Matt Hancock said that people should not travel to amber countries except for essential reasons.

It is thought that more countries could be added to the green list from June 7, which hopes to include France, Spain, Italy and Greece.

Transport Secretary Grant Shapps told the Financial Times: “I don’t think people have a very long time to wait before other countries are able to join the green list.”

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France has already warned that travel restrictions may be enforced on the UK due to the Indian variant prevalent in the country, as they already enforce a seven-day quarantine on arrival as well as another negative Covid test.

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The risk of further travel restrictions comes days after Germany announced that Brits are banned from entering the country.

Many Brits are instead opting for UK holidays, with group trips and hotels restarting last week.

Spain expects to be added to green list on June 7 as Brits arrive after the country lifted travel restrictions



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