The country's largest tour operator TUI has announced a new Covid-19 Cover to provide added protection and reassure holidaymakers.

TUI has also revealed plans to add more destinations in Spain and Greece more more UK airports from July 25.

The firm will be taking customers to a total of 24 destinations from August 1, flying from a total of 12 UK airports, all subject to Government guidance.

The Covid cover – which should be used alongside normal travel insurance – will be included for all customers travelling on any TUI holiday until December 31, and applies to all new and existing bookings.

It includes:

Andrew Flintham, managing director, TUI UK & Ireland, said: “We’ve done a lot of work to ensure we can take our customers on relaxing, enjoyable and – most importantly – safe holidays again.

"It means that they can book with confidence, knowing that extra costs associated with Covid-19 that wouldn’t be covered by regular travel insurance, will be taken care of.

"As more of the world starts to open up to tourists, we want to be there to take those who want to travel away to enjoy some summer sunshine, so we’re adding more of our most popular destinations.

“Of course, as this is such a fluid situation, we understand the need to be flexible, and may need to adapt and modify our plans as we go along.

"If we do need to cancel more holidays in line with Government advice, all affected customers will be able to receive a full refund.

“We know some people may not feel confident travelling right now, but we’re inviting them to start looking forward to holidays again, and we can’t wait to take them away whenever they choose to join us.”

TUI also plans to add other popular summer destinations in Portugal, Tunisia, Egypt and Morocco over the coming months as travel restrictions are eased.

Customers can find out all they need to know, including TUI’s new health and safety measures at tui.co.uk.