TUI Cancels All Flights To Popular Spanish Tourist Destination Until February 2022 | Travel News | To travel
La Palma volcano erupted in September and prevented 6,500 people from returning to their homes on the island. It is the longest eruption on record for 375 years in La Palma.
In an announcement to tourists, TUI said: âDue to the current situation, we unfortunately had to cancel all flights to La Palma on departure until February 10, 2022 inclusive.
âAll affected customers will be contacted directly to discuss their options.
âThe next scheduled flight to La Palma is February 17, 2022.
âWe would like to reassure customers who need to travel to other Canary Islands that our flights are currently operating as planned, but we will continue to monitor the situation and contact them if their vacations are affected.
âWe would like to thank our customers for their patience and understanding during this time. “
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Scientists said they believe the eruption may be over soon after a sudden end to volcanic activity.
Experts believe the rash could be declared definitively over on Christmas Day.
The violent eruption damaged more than 1,500 buildings in La Palma and destroyed 73 kilometers of road.
A resident told Spanish newspaper El PaÃs: “I won’t believe it (it’s over) until the referee signals the end of the match, because Mr. Volcano always does what he wants.”
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TUI has also informed British tourists of the new rules in place for holidays on the paradise island of Cape Verde.
The vacation operator said: “We are aware of the recent change in entry requirements for Cape Verde.”
Anyone over 12 years old must provide a negative test result to enter Cape Verde. Even fully vaccinated travelers will need a negative test.
Families traveling on vacation in Finnish Lapland also faced new restrictions as of December 18.
TUI said: âWe are aware of the recent change in entry requirements to Finland, that starting at midnight on Saturday December 18, anyone aged 16 and over must undergo an antigen test (rapid flow) in 48 hours after arriving in Finland.
“This new requirement is in addition to the existing entry requirement: prove your vaccination status, take a test to return within two days of your return flight (to the UK), take a test within two days following your return home and isolating yourself until you have the results.
The vacation operator said all customers who booked had been contacted directly with more information.
TUI’s ski brand, Crystal Ski Holidays, also had to notify customers after France banned entry for British tourists.
Crystal Ski Holidays said: âWe know that the French government has announced a ban on British travelers from entering France.
âAs a result, we had to cancel our vacation in France on December 21, December 28 and January 4.
âWe understand the huge disappointment this will cause. We know that customers have been eagerly awaiting their trip to the mountains with their friends and family, and we have emailed all customers with an incentive to rebook.