TUI has announced it plans to re-open its long-haul programme with holidays to Cuba, St Lucia and Antigua.
The travel firm was first forced to suspend its long-haul offerings back in March due to the coronavirus pandemic.
The long-haul routes will kick off from Sunday 1st November 2020, to destinations which – at the time of writing – are not included as part of the Foreign Office’s ‘all but essential travel’ advice.
Cuba holidays will be on offer from the 1st November, with TUI Airways offering flights from Manchester to Varadero.
Meanwhile, St Lucia will be on offer from the 3rd November with flights initially from London Gatwick. A second flight route will also launch on the 24th December from Manchester.
As for Antigua?
Holidays will be available to book from the 5th November, with packages which will include flights operated by British Airways, departing from London Gatwick from the 10th January 2021.
The holiday firm is also offering a free amends policy on new bookings made before the 31st December 2020, for holidays departing until the 30th April 2021.
In the event that your holiday is cancelled because of a change in advice, TUI is offering different options including a refund credit and incentive, or a cash refund.
You can find out more on the company’s dedicated coronavirus FAQs page.
It’s worth noting that during the pandemic, countries may be subject to a change in travel restrictions, as well as new entry requirements.
You should always check the latest FCDO advice for your chosen destination before planning, booking, or going on a trip.
If the Foreign Office changes its advice to a destination to be ‘all but essential travel’, this invalidates your insurance.