Spain is off the travel menu
Spain and her islands have suffered a significant blow this week because it has been taken off the travel ‘safe list’. The authorities’s u-turn and the implementation of a 14-day quarantine on return was in response to rising coronavirus charges in the nation. The President of Spain’s Balearic Islands has implored the UK authorities to rethink its blanket ban on arrivals from Spain however this fell on deaf ears.
This is dangerous information for Spain, whose standing as a much-loved vacation hotspot attracts round £8 billion in income from UK holidaymakers. But it is excellent news for Greece and Turkey.
While Tui and Jet2 Holidays have suspended their holidays to the Spanish mainland and to the Canaries and Balearics till mid-August, they’ve added extra choices to well-liked locations in Greece and Turkey.
However, clients already on vacation can stick with it as regular whereas these wishing to alter their vacation can accomplish that with out cost, declare a full refund or change to a different vacation.
TUK UK Managing Director Andrew Flintham stated:
“We name upon the UK Government to work intently with the travel trade and take away the ‘blunt tool’ strategy to quarantine and take into account the fast introduction of regional travel corridors.
“The level of uncertainty and confusion created this week is damaging for business and customer confidence in travel.”
Tui has added flights to Corfu, Crete, Rhodes and Zante over the weekend of 8-10 August, in addition to to Antalya and Dalaman in Turkey. They are phasing in the Boeing 787 Dreamliners – often operated for lengthy haul journies – to assist with anticipated demand.
Though Matt Hancock, UK well being secretary has warned that new quarantine restrictions may be imposed at any time and at any second he believed that Greece, which has managed the virus effectively, is more likely to be the “last man standing” in the Mediterranean.