The change has been made due to the islands being put on the orange travel list: meanwhile, Groningen has some of the worst Coronavirus rates in Europe
Travel organisation TUI is cancelling all holiday trips to the Spanish islands for the time being. This is because of the orange travel advice that applies to these islands. The measure will come into effect on Friday 16 July and last until 2 August.
This means that there will also be an end to the planned holiday flights from Groningen Airport Eelde to Gran Canaria that are operated by TUI. A plane from TUI to Gran Canaria normally departs from Eelde every Monday and Friday. This means that the scheduled flight for Friday has already been cancelled, reports the GIC.
According to TUI, travellers will get their money back, or they can choose another destination themselves.
The islands to which the negative travel advice applies are Tenerife, Lanzarote, Fuerteventura, La Palma and El Hierro. The Balearic Islands – Mallorca, Ibiza, Menorca and Formentera – are also orange.
From Eelde it is also possible to fly to Ibiza and Mallorca, but those flights are operated by Green Airlines.
Meanwhile, Groningen’s Coronavirus case numbers are so bad that is has been put on the ‘black list’ by the German health authorities.