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TUI issues holiday warning for Britons traveling abroad this summer

TUI has warned British tourists traveling abroad on summer holidays.

All customers with a holiday booked for 2022 have been notified by email with updates on the new EU travel rules since Brexit.

TUI has asked all customers with a booked holiday in 2022 to check their passports

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TUI has asked all customers with a booked holiday in 2022 to check their passportsCredit: Department of the Interior

The travel company and airline informed customers that many non-EU countries require their passports to be valid for at least six months from the date of arrival.

The email read: “It may be a while since you’ve holidayed abroad so we want to make sure you’re not having any problems with your passports.”

TUI also reminded holidaymakers that most European destinations require passports to be valid for three months from the date of departure.

In addition, all passports must not be more than 10 years old at the time of entry into a destination.

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Passport delays are also causing holiday chaos for Brits, with the usual five-week waiting period now being extended to ten weeks.

It is estimated that 4.5 million Britons had their passports expired during the Covid-19 pandemic as travel restrictions put the tourism industry on hold.

Waiting until now for most restrictions to be lifted has resulted in a huge backlog of renewal applications at the passport office, causing them to double the usual estimated time.

The Sun Online has compiled a list of all the countries where travelers must stay at least six months before their passport expires.

For a full breakdown of each country’s entry requirements, visit the government’s International Travel Advice website.

Ryanair is the latest airline to make headlines after passengers were denied boarding – despite valid passports.

According to new rules since Brexit, a passport must be valid for at least three months and be less than 10 years old.

An 11-year-old boy from Scotland broke down in tears after Ryanair claimed his passport did not meet EU rules for flights to Tenerife.

Ryanair has since admitted the mistake and offered the family a refund for their unused flights and further compensation.

An airline spokesman told The Sun: “We sincerely apologize for the error we made in this case and we have updated our briefing notes for all our airport handling agents to ensure this error does not occur again.”

TUI issues passport warning to travelers whose 2022 vacation was booked with delays

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TUI issues passport warning to travelers whose 2022 vacation was booked with delaysCredit: Unknown, clear with picture desk
TUI expects a busy summer with many families taking their first holiday since the pandemic began

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TUI expects a busy summer with many families taking their first holiday since the pandemic beganCredit: Alamy

https://www.thesun.ie/travel/8754226/tui-holiday-warning-abroad-summer/ TUI issues holiday warning for Britons traveling abroad this summer

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