With Jet2holidays confirming their pushback restart date to June 24th, Tui and easyJet holidays however have no plans to push their restart dates.
Unlike Jet2holidays, Tui flies to long-haul as well as short-haul destinations in Europe, where Covid-19 infection levels are currently high – meaning many classic summer sun destinations might not be on the ‘green list’ when it is revealed ahead of the restart.
Tui would only cancel a holiday, and therefore offer a full refund, for holidays to destinations on the UK government’s ‘red list’, from where returning passengers face hotel quarantine.
Tui continues to plan to operate to amber destinations, which still requires self-isolation but allows travellers to complete this at home.
Although passengers who aren’t happy to quarantine on arrival back to the UK, the tour operator has stated that refunds won’t be offered but they will be allowed to amend their booking free of charge as part of its ‘Holiday Promise’.
The same will apply for those countries that move onto the Green Watchlist, announced in last week’s Global Travel Taskforce report and indicates when destinations are in danger of being moved from green to amber.
easyJet holidays emailed customers with bookings for this summer with the update and to remind them of its ‘Protection Promise’, also for full refunds if holidays are cancelled 28 days or more before departure, and the option to cancel at short notice if quarantine requirements for customers’ destinations are enforced.