Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update

Coronavirus (COVID-19)
Updated 31 August 2020

While the government travel advice remains as avoid non-essential travel and even though some destinations are included in the Green List of destinations, we are working with all our customers to help them with their holiday plans, so please be patient we will be in contact with you.

The safety and wellbeing of our customers will always remain our top priority.

The Green list – things to know

  • Destinations will be updated by the Government at any time
  • Countries can come off the green list if they do not meet the criteria set out by government
  • People returning from a Green List country, do not have to self-quarantine, however they are asked to restrict their movements
  • If you book a holiday to a green list destination and should it come off the green list while you are there or before you are due to travel – we will contact you and offer assistance
  • Please refer to the following link for an up to date list of countries included in the Green List

I am booked to travel to a destination included in the Green List, can I still go?

Government advice for countries included in the Green List is currently to avoid non essential travel, however you may still travel if wish to do so. We will be contacting all customers regardless of the destination they are travelling to and will discuss what options you have.

I am booked to travel to a destination that is not included in the Green List?

We will contact you and discuss your options as you would be travelling against government advice. Travel Insurance may not cover you, so it is essential that you check your travel insurance policy.

I am due to travel from September onwards

A lot of flights are operating albeit on a reduced frequency for September and beyond. If you are due to travel in September we will contact you and discuss all options with you. We will be contacting people in order of travel date, so bear with us we will get to you.
We are prioritising all rebooking’s based on travel date.

I am due to pay the balance of my holiday, but I’m concerned
We will do our very best to work with you in this regard. On some selected destinations we may be able to delay the balance due date. Please contact our sales team regarding your booking.

I want to change my holiday, what do I do?
Depending on when and where you are travelling to, we will assist you where we can but please bear in mind our focus is on September holidays at the moment.

You are welcome to contact our office during our normal office hours of 9.00am – 5.00pm Mon-Fri. You may also email and one of our team will get back to you.

I’m still worried, can I cancel my booking?
If your flight is still operating and you choose to cancel your holiday, then this would be subject to our cancellation policy as per our booking conditions.

I want to book a new holiday but I am concerned I will lose my money?

  • You can book your holiday in complete confidence with Sunway
  • We are an Irish Family owned and operated holiday company, taking Irish holidaymakers on holiday for more than 53 years
  • Sunway Travel is licensed and bonded with the commission for aviation (TA 0731 and TO 101) Do not take chances with unlicensed travel companies

I hope the above information has helped answer some of the queries you may have. Finally, I would just like to take this opportunity to thank you for all the kind words of support you’ve shared with me over the past few weeks. These are really tough times for Sunway and the Travel Industry of Ireland, but we look forward to planes flying soon so we can take you on holidays.

I remain convinced that, when we do return to the skies, we will be both stronger and better than before.

Let’s all look forward to travelling again soon!

Warm regards
Mary Denton


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Bridging two continents, Europe & Asia, this unique city of East meets West & old meets new will awaken completely different feelings inside you. The silhouettes of the beautiful mosques rise above the historical peninsula across the Bosphorus illuminating the city like a painting and Istanbul, formerly known as Constantinople throughout its rich past has played host to Roman, Byzantine and Ottoman Rulers, all of which is evident in this beautiful city of today. Istanbul is truly a combination of fascinating sightseeing that embraces its historical and cultural diversity for your marvel. Whether you take a guided tour or freelance in Istanbul, you will catch hold of various historical and natural wonders at any minute.

With its incredible history and beautiful sights, this cosmopolitan city is complimented with an incredible selection of amazing restaurants & beautiful cafes serving Turkish teas and coffee and wonderful entertainment off Taksim Square and Istiklal street where the city springs to life. A mild Mediterranean climate, delicious cuisine, historical and cultural marvels and delightful people, Istanbul holidays are the jewel in the shining crown of a land where east meets west in ultimate harmony.

Just over 4hours flight time from Dublin with direct flights on award winning Turkish Airlines, getting there couldn’t be easier for a long weekend break that will live long in the memory and make you want to return again.

Top Tips: The best time to visit Istanbul is April to May or September to October when the temperatures are not as hot, Istanbul enjoys hot summers from June to August and sometimes cold winters from December to February. A cruise down the Bosphorus is a must and in particular a sunset cruise. Take a pre-booked half day or full day guided tour to visit the major sights like the Hagia Sophia, Blue Mosque & The Grand Bazaar, all of these sights are extremely popular so we recommend you travel early to avoid long queue times to gain entry. Enjoy the buzzing evening nightlife off Istiklal’s side streets. Istiklal Caddesi is the city’s main shopping boulevard and there are hundreds of traditional shops and cafes to the iconic fashion stores, you name it, you’ll find it here.

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