TUI flights to Spain’s Balearic Islands and Canary Islands restart from Monday

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TUI will start running flights to the Balearic Islands and Canary Islands again from next week.

While the travel firm has put a temporary halt to trips to mainland Spain, routes to destinations like Tenerife and Majorca are being restored.

A TUI spokesperson said: "Due to the travel advice change against all but essential travel to mainland Spain, TUI UK have taken the decision to cancel all holidays to mainland Spain up to and including Sunday 9th August 2020.

"We know how much our customers look forward to their holiday abroad and some will be able to accommodate the new quarantine restrictions, therefore all those that wish to travel to the Balearic Islands and Canary Islands will be able to travel as planned from Monday 27th July.

"Customers due to travel to all areas of Spain between 27th July and Sunday 9th August will be able to cancel or amend holidays and will be able to receive a full refund or the option to rebook their holiday with a booking incentive.

"We will proactively contact all these customers. Customers with holidays from 10th August will be updated on Friday 31st July.”

The statement adds: "All customers currently on holiday can continue to enjoy their holiday and will return on their intended flight home.

"We will continue to work closely with the UK Government and look to understand why quarantine has been issued for a whole country, including the Canary Islands and Balearic Islands, when the travel advice isn’t aligned (only applying to mainland Spain).

"We believe regional travel corridors need to be considered.

"The health and safety of our customers and colleagues is always our highest priority and welcome travel advice that protects those that holiday with us.

"However, the UK Government must work closely with the travel industry as this level of uncertainty and confusion is damaging for business and disappointing for those looking forward to a well-deserved break."

The Balearic Islands and Canary Islands are currently “exempt from the FCO advice against all non-essential international travel”.

But those returning from the 'low risk' location will still have to quarantine themselves for 14 days when they get back to Britain.

This is because mainland Spain has seen a spike in cases in recent days.

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