Households flock to Lapland throughout the festive season usually (Image: Getty Photos)
Those that had booked a visit to Lapland this winter with TUI will now not be capable to go go to the reindeer.
Lapland, in Finland, is a well-liked vacation spot at the moment of yr, with Santa’s grottos, reindeer, and a fairly good probability that holidaymakers will see the Northern Lights.
Nevertheless, because of coronavirus, main tour operator TUI has suspended all holidays to the festive location.
In an announcement on their web site, they wrote: ‘We remorse to substantiate that we’ve made the extremely troublesome resolution to droop holidays to Lapland this winter, because of the continued uncertainty surrounding journey and the unprecedented affect of COVID-19.
‘Visiting Santa is a really magical, once-in-a-lifetime expertise and we’ve been working extraordinarily onerous in current months to make sure we are able to preserve the magic alive and assure households a protected and pleasing vacation.
‘Nevertheless, with the quickly evolving journey setting and restrictions in place for Finland, we’ve determined that on this event, we wouldn’t be capable to ship on this promise and we wished to take away uncertainty for households.
‘The well being, security and delight of consumers and colleagues continues to be our primary precedence.’
TUI added that they’ll be contacting clients affected by the choice in the end. The choices out there will likely be a refund for many who cancel, an ATOL-protected credit score word, or a reserving modification for many who want to take the vacation at a later date.
All holidays booked with TUI from England and Wales till 2 December have additionally been suspended, because of a lockdown ban on worldwide journey.
It may be a lonely one for Santa, however he’ll nonetheless have his naughty and good lists and Christmas will nonetheless come.
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