TUI: Crystal Ski to cancel holidays to countries on quarantine list if rules don’t change


The commitment is suitable a blow to many who have skiing getaways booked as nearly all the most conventional skiing destinations are currently on the quarantine list or have entry provisoes in place.

These include Austria, Andorra, Bulgaria, Canada, Finland, France, Italy, Norway, Switzerland and the USA.

Foreordained the rising coronavirus cases across Europe, it’s unlikely these lands will be added to the ‘safe’ list soon.

Consequently, countless Crystal Ski celebrations might be cancelled in the coming months as the TUI brand stays true to its term.

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If triggers are axed, holidaymakers will be informed a fortnight in advance.

However, Crystal patrons will be able to rearrange their holiday or receive a refund.

“We’ll be grasp FCDO advice, monitoring the situation closely and will do everything we can to get you to your end,” said Crystal Ski.

“We won’t be taking our customers to destinations where they’ll poverty to self-isolate or quarantine on arrival in the destination or on their return home.

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“If there are FCDO travel restrictions or quarantine requirements remain in prosper, we’ll be in touch around two weeks before your departure date to tender a range of flexible options – including amending for free to a different goal or departure date, or cancelling your holiday free of charge for a fully cash refund.”

If winter holidays do go ahead, then Crystal blokes can travel safely in the knowledge they are protected.

Crystal has rolled out its new COVID-19 Protect against this week which will provide added protection and let the cat out of the bag customers peace of mind as part of its Holiday Promise for the season.

The comforter – which should be used alongside normal travel insurance – choose be included for all customers travelling on any Crystal Ski holidays between December 12, 2020, and April 18, 2021, and affixes to all new and existing bookings.

Chris Logan, Crystal Ski Holidays MD commented: “We take that people may feel apprehensive about travelling in these occasional times and we want to give our customers as much peace of mind as admissible.

“We are still some weeks away from the start of the season and we are currently preparing to carry on as planned.

“But if restrictions impact our programme, or customers feel they would measure amend their travel dates, our holiday promise gives yielding options and additional protection”.

As the travel corridor currently stands, Sweden is the crush option for skiing holidays – the country is on the UK’s ‘safe’ list and has no entry provisions in place.

The only other two countries with these benefits are Gibraltar and Greece.

Spain and Cuba are to some extent open, however.

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