TUI has updated their travel warning for passengers as the new Omicron variant results in border closures and flight cancellations.
The new rules are also enforcing Covid tests on people going on holiday again, both to and from the UK.
TUI said in the latest statement on their website: “Following the UK Government announcement, we are aware of changes to the travel testing requirements.
“All travelers returning to the UK will now have to take a second day of PCR testing and self-isolate until they receive a negative test result.
“This change will go into effect at 04:00 a.m. Tuesday, November 30, 2021.”
New measures including PCR testing on the second day for Covid-19 for travelers who have already arrived in the UK and are required to self-isolate until a negative result is received.
Some companies have already started raising prices – now starts around £40, goes up to over £150.
TUI also confirmed that passengers can change their travel plans for free until next month, but no refunds or credits will be issued.
They said: “Any customer who doesn’t want to travel and is planning to travel to and including December 19 can modify their stay free of charge.
“Unfortunately, we are unable to offer refund credit notes to our customers.”
They have yet to confirm if any flights have been cancelled.
New variations have resulted in 10 countries being brought back red list, which requires all returning Britons to pay to be quarantined at a hotel for 10 days.
Other countries are also enforcing new regulations for people holidaying in the UK.
Austria has banned tourists until at least December 13th, went back to locked state..
Morocco bans all UK flights after cases spiked across the UK last month, with the ban still in place, while Qatar put the UK on the red list last week, meaning all Britons, even with full quality checks, must quarantine at a hotel for two days upon arrival.
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