Who knows what will happen in two or three months?? This uncertainty pervades the corona pandemic. And it is one reason why vacation planning is so difficult at the moment. In fact, no one knows when travel will be possible again without restrictions. The tour operators have reacted to this: actually, vacationers have to pay high cancellation fees if they cancel their trip at relatively short notice because they do not want to leave after all. So if there are no travel warnings or other unusual circumstances that allow you to leave the trip for free anyway. But this sacred cow has been slaughtered by some operators.
Cancellation often free of charge
At DER touristik, for example, anyone who has booked by 31 december. December books a vacation with a departure date up to october 2021 and can cancel or rebook it free of charge up to 14 days before departure, with just a few exceptions. The aim is "maximum flexibility and planning security", according to the organizer.
FTI from munich does it this way: for bookings until 31. January is a free cancellation with money back guarantee up to 14 days before departure possible. This is to keep vacationers flexible. At alltours, package tours with fixed prices can be booked between the beginning of april and the end of october 2021 until 15. Marz can be rebooked or canceled free of charge. Winter trips can be canceled anyway up to two weeks before the start of the season without any fees.