Jet2 and Jet2holidays have increased capacity in new green-listed Bulgaria and Croatia, but have suspended flights to red-listed Turkey until 11th August.
The Balearic Islands will be switched from green to amber on Monday, according to the UK’s second largest travel organisation. “changes nothing whatsoever” Holidaymakers who have been completely immunized are welcome.
Customers on vacation in Majorca, Ibiza, or Menorca who want to return early – before the Balearics turn amber at 4 a.m. on Monday – should call the company at their destination, according to Tui.
“All requests will be accommodated on Tui flights where seats are available,” Tui remarked
“To offer continued flexibility and reassurance, customers due to travel to the Balearics in the next 14 days and customers with bookings up to and including 31 October 2021 can change their holiday fee-free up to 14 days before travel,” Added the operator.
“Customers due to travel to the Balearics in the next 14 days will also be able to change their holiday fee-free.”
Tui has also canceled a flight from Manchester to Varadero scheduled for today (Thursday) due to Cuba’s inclusion on the blacklist. All Cuba vacations have been canceled till 31st August with refunds issued, and a flight has been scheduled to return passengers on vacation in the Caribbean island to Manchester at 11.30 pm local time.
Steve Heapy, the CEO of Jet2, said: “Customers and children travelling with them who are under 18 can continue to enjoy, or look forward to enjoying, quarantine-free flights and holidays from across the UK to any destination on the green or amber list this summer.
“From the demand we are seeing this is most certainly the case, with customers looking to enjoy the benefits of the successful vaccination programme by getting away to the sunshine.
“That said, as restrictions across the UK continue to be eased and ‘VIPs’ travel carte-blanche, it is still unfair that hardworking customers and families continue to be judged by a different and stricter set of rules when it comes to taking their well-deserved holidays.
“Travel is not, and should not be, the preserve of the wealthy and powerful. He continued by saying, “It is frustrating that decisions continue to be made about international travel whilst the criteria for these decisions are withheld from us. Once again, we call on governments to be transparent, both with the data and their parameters for making decisions.
“With Croatia and Bulgaria going onto the green list from Monday, this means customers can enjoy quarantine-free flights and holidays to Dubrovnik, Split and Bourgas (Sunny Beach) this summer.
“We know what huge demand there is for green list destinations, so we have made an immediate decision to add thousands of additional seats to Croatia and Bulgaria this summer. This includes two new routes to Bourgas (Bulgaria) from Glasgow and Leeds Bradford for the peak summer holiday season, as well as more summer flights to Dubrovnik from Birmingham, Leeds Bradford, Manchester, Stansted and Newcastle and Split – Birmingham, Leeds Bradford, Manchester and Stansted.”
Travelers who have not been completely vaccinated and are scheduled to travel up to and including 11th August to any destination on the amber list can cancel their reservation and receive a full refund or alter their reservation without charge.
Heapy, on the other hand, stated: “As Turkey is still on the red list, we have taken the decision to suspend all flights and holidays up to and including 11th August and all affected customers will have their booking canceled with a full refund.
“The UK government has committed to reviewing its traffic light status of overseas destinations every three weeks.
“We will continue to review our program and policies in line with that timetable and we will continue to make considered decisions in the best interests of our customers and independent travel agency partners.
“We have been repeatedly recognized for that approach throughout the pandemic, and we will continue to do this.”
Book by: Oct 31st 2021
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