TUI said in a statement yesterday: “Due to the continued UK Foreign Office advice against all but essential travel to all areas of Spain, TUI UK has extended holiday cancellations to mainland Spain and the Balearic and Canary Islands up to and including September 13, 2020.
“All affected customers will be able to amend their holiday for free and receive a booking incentive or cancel and receive a full cash refund.”
Under current FCO advice, anyone travelling to Spain has to self-isolate for 14 days on their return.
The travel restrictions were implemented after Spain saw a spike in coronavirus cases.
There are currently 439,286 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Spain at the time of writing.
This compares to 333,807 cases in the UK.
The Foreign Office states: “From July 27, the FCO advise against all non-essential travel to Spain, including the Balearic and Canary Islands, based on the current assessment of COVID-19 risks in the country.
“This advice is based on evidence of increases in cases of COVID-19 across Spain.
“The FCO is not advising those already travelling in Spain to leave at this time.
“Travellers should follow the advice of the local authorities on how best to protect themselves and others, including any measures that they bring in to control the virus.
“If you are returning from Spain you will be required to self-isolate on your return to the UK, but the FCO is not advising you to cut short your visit.
“You should contact your tour operator or airline if you have any questions about your return journey.”
TUI holiday cancellations don’t just apply to Spain.
After Jamaica was added to the quarantine list this morning, TUI cancelled all holidays to Jamaica up to and including Tuesday, September 22 2020.
What’s more, due to Government restrictions in place for flights in and out of Morocco, TUI has cancelled all holidays to Morocco up to and including Thursday, September 30 2020.
However, in more positve news, TUI has added extra flights for Portugal holidays this year.
The country finally made it onto the UK government’s ‘safe’ list on Saturday.
The routes fly from a number of UK airports to Faro.