HOLIDAY firm TUI has announced it will be omitting some destinations from its flight offering when it returns to the skies in July. Will Britons ever visit these hotspots again?
Holidays have been on hold for some time, but with airlines announcing resumed itineraries, many Britons are eagerly searching for their next break. However, holiday firm TUI has said that it will no longer be flying to some destinations.
The UK tour operator has stated it will only fly holidaymakers to countries where they will not face a mandatory quarantine period.
Instead, customers will only be able to holiday in countries that have an agreed “air bridge”.
The announcement came in an email to customers on June 19.
In it, TUI offered a “promise” to make sure travellers did not face a quarantine when embarking on a holiday.
A statement on the TUI website confirms: “We promise well only take you on quarantine-free holidays.”
It adds: “We wont travel to places where we know that youll need to self-isolate when you arrive or when you return home.”
Though the UK government has yet to announce any agreed-upon “air bridge” deals, it is thought that they will be set up with nations deemed as being most advantageous to the UK economy.
The bridges will allow travellers to journey between two “safe” countries, without the need for a mandatory quarantine period in either.
Although airlines and holiday firms are gearing up to return to the skies, the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) continues to advise Britons against all nonessential travel.
There is some promise in the future, however, with the FCO adding: “This advice is being kept under constant review.”
However, TUI remains positive that they will have holidaymakers jetting off as soon as possible.
The firm intends on resuming some of its itinerary after July 10.