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Greek holiday restart under threat as cases rise

Greek holidaymakers have had to wait an extra week to return - istock
Greek holidaymakers have had to wait an extra week to return – istock

Holidaymakers due to travel to Greece this week are growing concerned that the country will go back into lockdown as it experiences a surge in coronavirus cases.

Direct flights from the UK to the popular holiday destination are due to resume on Wednesday but authorities are now considering the reintroduction of stricter lockdown measures. UK travellers have taken to social media to ask their airlines and tour operators whether their trips will be affected. 

But Noel Josephides, from operator Sunvil, said it was “business as usual”. “There

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TUI to cover costs if you catch coronavirus on holiday

Tui will cover the costs if holidaymakers catch Covid-19 on holiday - Getty
Tui will cover the costs if holidaymakers catch Covid-19 on holiday – Getty

TUI, which resumes operations today, has announced it will cover the costs for medical tests, extended hotel stays and flights home for British holidaymakers if they catch Covid-19 while on a package holiday.

The ‘Covid-19 Cover’ will be offered to every TUI customer until the end of the year.

The cover will include the cost of repatriation, if medically required by the holidaymaker, and if they must self-isolate TUI will cover the cost of an extended stay and the price of a new return flight home if

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No refund if local lockdown ruins your holiday, Britons warned

Spain has introduced two local lockdowns - AFP
Spain has introduced two local lockdowns – AFP

British travellers have been warned they may be unable to claim a refund for a holiday lost to a local lockdown, regional quarantine rules or the need to self-isolate on return. 

Overseas trips will be possible once again from this weekend, after the Government revealed its plans for “travel corridors”, but with a number of countries retaining a variety of entry restrictions, Britons risk being a victim of disruption. 

Alex Neill, CEO of arbitration firm Resolver, said he does not expect to see a fall in holiday-related complaints over the summer. 

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Everywhere you can go on holiday this summer

Alcudia beach, Majorca: istock
Alcudia beach, Majorca: istock

The government has announced a list of 59 countries and territories where Britons will be able to go on holiday this summer without quarantining.

From 10 July, those travelling from these approved destinations into England will be exempt from the mandatory 14-day self-isolation period imposed on all inbound arrivals.

Alongside this, the Foreign Office (FCO) has published a separate list of destinations where it has now lifted its blanket advice against all non-essential international travel.

While the lists are not the same, there is an overlap of 48 countries. For those looking to travel

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