Package holidays: TUI, BA, easyJet, Jet2 and Virgin latest holiday updates as travel eases

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Package holidays are much-loved by many Britons. However, the travel industry has had to chop and change as Government rules on travel alter – and it can be hard to keep up. These are the latest holiday updates from TUI Holidays, British Airways Holidays, easyJet Holidays, Jet2 Holidays and Virgin Holidays.

TUI Holidays

Package holidays provided by TUI are cancelled up until May 17 at the earliest.

TUI’s latest statement said: “We remain committed to working closely with the Government on the Global Travel Taskforce and look forward to understanding more about when international travel can take place when it reports on April 12.

“We believe holidays this summer will be possible, taking into account our outstanding vaccination programme and the use of testing where required.

“We recognise that entry requirements will vary from country to country and we will do everything we can to communicate requirements to our customers.

“Currently all TUI holidays have been cancelled before May 17 and all customers with a booking before the end of June are able to move it to another time for free as we recognise the uncertainty around travel at this time.”

Customers who are impacted by cancellations are entitled to a refund.

TUI says it is in the process of contacting customers, however, they can also take matters into their own hands by logging onto the “Manage My Booking” portal.

British Airways Holidays

BA has plans to resume its package holiday offering from May 17 at the earliest.

“All affected customers will be contacted and offered a refund,” an airline spokesperson previously told

The company said in a statement: “If we cannot fulfil a holiday, we’re committed to ensuring customers receive a full refund within 14 days.

“Customers who are unable to travel, or choose not to, can continue to change their holiday without a change fee, or request a voucher for future use.”


easyJet holidays have announced plans to resume travel from May 17 at the earliest, in line with Government restrictions.

“Following the news that international travel restrictions are set to be in place until at least 17 May, easyJet holidays has taken the decision to cancel all holidays up to and including 16 May 2021,” a spokesperson previously told

“All affected customers will be contacted with their options, which include a full refund or taking advantage of a £100 off a future holiday incentive if opting to rebook their holiday for a later date.”

Refunds are expected to be issued within an “average of 12 days”.

Jet2 Holidays

Similarly, Jet2 will not be operating holidays until May 17 at the earliest.

Jet’s latest statement, issued a month ago said: “Following the release of the government’s roadmap, we’ve taken the decision to extend the suspension of all flights up to and including May 16, 2021.

“If you’ve been affected by these programme changes, we’ll be automatically cancelling your booking with a full refund.

“If you’re due to travel from May 17, 2021, onwards, we’ll provide an update closer to the time.

“We want our customers to be on holiday enjoying themselves and we’re looking forward to resuming our award-winning flights. In the meantime, we’d like to thank you for your patience and understanding.”

No fresh update has been provided as yet.

Virgin Holidays

Virgin has axed all getaways until May 17.

The latest statement details: “Regarding international travel, the UK Government has confirmed that restrictions will remain for the near future, easing no earlier than 17 May 2021, which means that unfortunately, we’ll be cancelling all holidays up to and including 16 May 2021.

“Please note, in order to manage the volume of cancelled bookings, we’ll be contacting customers in departure date order to confirm your cancellation and the options available to you.”

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