TUI has been forced to cancel more flights due to the ongoing volcano eruption on La Palma.

The airline has confirmed that all holidays and flights have been cancelled this month to the island.

The volcano, which first started erupting two months ago, has continued to flow through the Spanish island.

Earlier this week, it hit tourist beach Los Guirres, often used by surfers, with hope that this may help to stop the activity which has been ongoing since September 19.

TUI's latest statement confirmed: "Due to the ongoing situation we’ve unfortunately had to cancel all flights to La Palma departing up to and including 1 December 2021.

"The next scheduled flight to La Palma is 2 December 2021.

"We’d like to reassure customers due to travel to any other Canary Islands that our flights are currently operating as planned however we will continue to monitor the situation and contact them should their holiday be impacted.

"We’d like to thank our customers for their patience and understanding during this time."

This is likely to be extended again if the eruption continues, and any customers who are affected will be contacted for a refund or compensation.

However, most of TUI's holidays have now resumed, after many were cancelled earlier this year due to the confusing traffic light system.

The tour operator recently warned passengers to check their NHS Covid passes as well, with a new rule meaning some may be invalid.

The European Union confirmed that the NHS Covid pass will now be accepted as proof of vaccination status.

However, this meant that Brits needed to update their apps to refelt these new rules – and anyone who printed their vaccination status before November 1 would not be able to use it.

TUI said in a statement on their website: "The FCDO have advised that customers travelling to a number of destinations will need to ensure that any printed proof of their vaccination status needs to be dated from 1 November.

"We would advise any customers who have printed PDF copies of their NHS Covid Pass before 1 November to print a new copy to ensure it is accepted.

"Please note that holiday destinations have their own entry requirements which may vary, and we recommend that customers check the FCDO advice for the country they are travelling to."

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