Tui cancels airline bookings to Maldives

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UK – Tui is set to cancel holidays to the Maldives over the next month, up to and including June 27.

This comes at a time when Maldives is receiving exceptionally low tourist arrivals for this year. Maldives is on the UK red-list due to the Covid-19 crisis and Ministers have insisted Britons to not book holidays to red-list countries.

International media reports that as a holiday package provider, Tui will never send people to red-list destinations or against the Foreign office directives.

“We are constantly reviewing our holiday programme and cancellations in line with the Government updates every three weeks, with the next update due the first week in June. If we have to cancel a customer’s holiday, they will be entitled to a full refund, or can change for free to another date and receive an incentive”, said Tui spokesperson.

“inews” reports that the current infection rate in the Maldives is The 14-day Covid-19 infection rate in the Maldives is currently 1,469 per 100,000 people, according to the latest figures from the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control — almost 67 times that of the UK’s.

In addition to Tui, British Airways state that the airline is also not offering flights to the Maldives.