The UK’s two largest package holiday operators have gone in different directions in response to the government’s decision to revoke the UK’s travel corridor with Spain at the weekend with just a few hours notice.
Shortly before 7pm on Saturday (25 July), the Department for Transport announced that from midnight the same day, those returning from Spain – including the Balearic and Canary islands – would once again have to self-isolate for 14 days upon arrival back in the UK.
The Foreign Office also updated its travel advice to advise against all but essential travel to mainland Spain.
However, it did not advise against all non-essential travel to the Balearics or the Canaries owing to the lower rate of coronavirus infection across the two sets of islands.
In response to the update, Tui has cancelled all of its holidays to mainland Spain until 9 August. It will, however, continue to operate to both the Balearics and the Canaries so any customers due to travel to the islands who will not be affected by having to quarantine for a fortnight, or can accommodate the change, will still be able to travel.
All Tui customers whose travel is affected by the change in government advice can amend their holidays, or cancel in exchange for a full refund.