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TUI and Jet2 cancel holidays to Greek islands amid Greece quarantine changes

A Jet2 spokesperson told Express.co.uk: “Due to the latest government travel advice, we have taken the decision to suspend holidays to Crete (Heraklion and Chania) and Zante up to and including September 20.

“Customers in these destinations can continue to enjoy their holidays and we will be in touch regarding flights back to the UK.

“Where customers are affected by any programme changes, we have been repeatedly recognised for how we have been looking after them, offering the option to rebook with no admin fee, a Refund Credit Note or a full cash refund.

“We will be in touch with affected customers to discuss these options.

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“Flight-only customers can still travel, however, those who no longer wish to travel up to and including September 20 can rebook with no admin fee.

“We would like to thank our customers for their continued patience and understanding.”

TUI have cut holiday to Crete, Santorini, Zakynthos and Mykonos until September 22.

Those affected can request a refund or change their holiday for free.

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Andrew Flintham, Managing Director TUI UK & Ireland said in a statement: “We welcome the announcement on regional corridors to Islands and believe it’s a positive step forward for the travel industry and for our customers, whom we know still wish to travel.

“This is exactly the nuanced and pragmatic approach that we’ve been calling for.

“However, with little notice we have had to cancel holidays to Crete, Santorini, Zakynthos and Mykonos just hours before customers are due to travel due to the change in travel advice.

“Any customers due to travel to these four islands before Tuesday, September 22 will be able to amend for free to another holiday on sale or request a full cash refund.

“We now urgently need to hear more about how the Government will implement a robust regime of airport testing to reduce down the need to quarantine for 14 days, as this remains a barrier for some to travel.”

The latest move from Westminster comes after Wales put Mykonos, Zakynthos (Zante), Lesvos, Paros and Antiparos and Crete on its quarantine list.

Meanwhile, Scotland has added all of Greece to its quarantine list.

The latest Greece travel advice is as follows: “The Foreign, Commonwealth & Development office (FCDO) advise against all but essential travel to the islands of Lesvos, Tinos, Serifos, Mykonos, Crete, Santorini and Zakynthos. This is based on the current assessment of COVID-19 risks. The rest of Greece remains exempt from the FCDO’s advice against all non-essential international travel.

“The FCDO is not advising those already travelling in Lesvos, Tinos, Serifos, Mykonos, Crete, Santorini and Zakynthos to leave at this time. You should follow the advice of the local authorities on how best to protect yourself and others, including any measures that they bring in to control the virus. Contact your travel operator if you have any questions about your return journey.

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“If you are returning to the UK from Lesvos, Tinos, Serifos, Mykonos, Crete, Santorini and Zakynthos on or after 9 September, you may need to self-isolate on your return. Check the latest guidance for England and Northern Ireland.

“If you are returning to Scotland from Greece, you will need to self-isolate on your return (unless you are exempt). Check the latest guidance from the Scottish Government, and separate guidance if returning to England, Wales or Northern Ireland.

“If you’re returning to Wales from the islands of Mykonos, Zakynthos (Zante), Lesvos, Paros and Antiparos and Crete you are required to self isolate for 14 days. More information is available from the Welsh Government.”

Source:Daily Express :: Travel Feed

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