TUI is a very popular travel brand among British holidayers and the restoration of holidays abroad as travel restrictions ease has been welcomed by many. As TUI flights return to the skies, the holiday company has announced its new coronavirus cover today. This is intended to provide added protection to TUI holidaymakers and give them complete peace of mind while on holiday.
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It should be noted that jet-setters are still encouraged to purchase travel insurance when they book their trip, as the TUI COVID-19 cover is to be used alongside a holiday insurance policy.
The new cover will be included for all customers travelling on any TUI holiday between July 11 and December 31 2020 and applies to all new and existing bookings.
Costs and medical help will be provided with the cover.
Travellers can expect overseas COVID-19 testing for suspected cases.
There will also be overseas medical assistance if a customer contracts COVID-19 while abroad.
Also covered are costs associated with an extended stay and a new return flight home if customers are asked to self-isolate while on holiday.
Lastly, there will be a dedicated 24/7 emergency hotline and app.
TUI also announced the new raft of destinations that will be added this month.
The holiday brand is adding even more destinations in Spain and Greece to its programme from July 25.
From this date, TUI will fly to the following Spanish hotspots: Menorca, Malaga, Alicante, Reus, Fuerteventura and Gran Canaria.
In Greece, TUI will fly to Zakynthos from July 25.
The date will also see flights resume from Bristol Airport.
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A further nine destinations will be added to the TUI programme in August.
From August 1, the airline will fly to a number of Turkey destinations.
These include: Dalaman, Antalya, Izmir and Bodrum.
Additional Greek flights will be added, flying to Chania, Kefalonia, Skiathos, Santorini and Thessaloniki from the UK.
Also from August 1, flights will resume from the following UK airports: Glasgow, Newcastle, East Midlands, Doncaster, Cardiff, Stansted, Bournemouth and Exeter.
Furthermore, TUI plans to add other popular summer destinations in Portugal, Tunisia, Egypt and Morocco over the coming months.
These will come as Governments further ease travel restrictions, said the travel brand.
Andrew Flintham, Managing Director, TUI UK & Ireland said:
“Many of our customers have been waiting with eager anticipation to hear about whether they could go on holiday this summer, so we’re delighted that our first customers will depart this weekend.
“We’ve done a lot of work to ensure we can take our customers on relaxing, enjoyable and – most importantly – safe holidays again and it’s really exciting to be able to offer our customers additional peace of mind when booking with us, with our new COVID-19 Cover.
“It means that they can book with confidence, knowing that extra costs associated with COVID-19 that wouldn’t be covered by regular travel insurance, will be taken care of.”
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