Which? response as Canary Islands added to UK quarantine list

Rory Boland, Editor of Which? Travel, said:

“There is a lot to debate in the approach the government has taken to travel corridors, but one thing is certain – removing the Canary Islands this close to the winter sun season is going to send some holiday companies bankrupt.

“Many people who have booked trips to the Canary Islands could now have a fight on their hands to get refunds. It also again reinforces the advice that you shouldn’t book travel for departure in the near future unless you are able to quarantine for 14 days. It’s not the time to take a holiday.

“The pandemic has wreaked havoc on the travel industry, and urgent help is needed to keep it afloat during the winter months. We are urging the government to introduce a travel guarantee fund to ensure travel companies who are ordinarily in good financial health can meet their obligations to customers.”