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TUI holiday cancellations continue following travel ban

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Flight cancellations and holiday disruption has continued to hit the headlines as the summer season gets into full swing. In the latest announcement, TUI has cancelled more holidays – this time to Sri Lanka following a Foreign Office travel ban.

Following the initial advice, TUI cancelled all holidays to Sri Lanka up until Sunday, June 12 2022. However, this has now been extended to Thursday, June 30, 2022.

The Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO) is advising against all but essential travel to Sri Lanka, due to ongoing political and economic instability, reported Liverpool Echo. Several incidents took place on Monday, May 9, involving violence against peaceful protesters, including in the Galle Face area in Colombo, where the security authorities used tear gas and water cannons. Incidents have also taken place in the Fort area, Beira Lake in Colombo, Kandy, and in other parts of the country, some resulting in injuries and loss of life.

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All customers affected by the cancellations will be contacted in due course. TUI said: “Due to the ongoing political and economic instability in Sri Lanka, the Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO) have advised against all but essential travel.

“As a result, we’ve unfortunately had to cancel all holidays to Sri Lanka departing up to and including June 30 2022. We will be proactively contacting all impacted customers in departure date order to discuss their options.

“Please note this advice does not apply to customers transiting through Sri Lanka’s international airport and customers currently in resort can continue to enjoy their holiday as planned. We will continue to monitor the situation and update customers should there be any further updates. We would like to thank our customers for their understanding at this time.”

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