TUI has announced that it is cancelling all holidays during England’s third lockdown until mid-February.
It has also cancelled holidays departing from Scotland and Wales until January 31.
The firm said that it is offering affected passengers the option to amend their booking, receive a refund credit note, or opt for a full refund.
The company released a statement on its website explaining:
“As a result of the latest national lockdown measures announced on 4 January 2021 we’re cancelling all holidays in line with international travel restrictions.
“Customers due to travel from an English airport before mid-February will be contacted in departure date order to discuss their options, which will include amending to another holiday with an incentive, receiving an ATOL-protected refund credit note with incentive, or cancelling and receiving a full refund. All holidays from Scotland and Wales have been cancelled until 31 January. We will constantly review holiday cancellations in line with updated travel advice.
“Customers currently overseas can continue to enjoy their holidays as planned and we will update them directly if there are any changes to their holidays.”
The news comes after Boris Johnson announced England would be plunged into a third lockdown, which includes a ban on international travel unless it’s for a legally permitted reason (holidays do not fall under this).
TUI isn’t the only travel giant to be currently cancelling holidays amidst the new restrictions.
Thomas Cook announced it would be offering affected customers a refund or the option to rebook, while easyJet Holidays said that it would be reviewing holiday bookings and would be contacting affected holidaymakers to either rebook for a later date or request a full refund.