When can I go on holiday in the UK and abroad? Travel rules and restrictions following Boris lockdown announcement
BORIS Johnson has revealed the road map out of lockdown, starting from March 8.
Here is everything you need to know about holidays going ahead this year.
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When can I go on a UK holiday?
Holidays in England will go ahead from April, the Prime Minister has said.
Self-catered accommodation will be able to reopen from April 12, but only for one household meaning you cannot go on holiday with friends or family.
Hotels and group holidays will then resume from May 17 – this can only be for two households, with no limit on people, or the rule of six from more than two households.
Hotels and group holidays with no restrictions will go ahead from June 21.
Day trips will also be allowed to go ahead from April 12, which will include attractions such as zoos and theme parks, although indoor hospitality will not resume until May 17.
When will holidays resume
- April 12 – self catered holiday homes can be let to single households
- April 12 – decision on foreign holidays to be announced
- May 17 – hotels reopen and holiday homes can be let to groups of up to six people from different households or groups from two households with no cap on size
- June 21 – holiday homes can be let to groups of all sizes
When can I go on holiday abroad?
Holidays abroad are also unlikely to go ahead until the summer at the earliest.
An announcement on foreign travel will be on April 12.
What else did he say in the announcement?
From March 8, when all schools will reopen people will be able to sit down for a drink outside with their household, or with one friend or relative.
The rules will be relaxed further on March 29, allowing either six people or two households to meet outside.
It will only be towards the end of April – in the third stage of the plan – that non-essential retail will open.
Pubs and restaurants will also open in April when serving outside, along with hairdressers and nail salons.
Cinema halls and bingo halls will open from May 17 while nightclubs will open on June 21.
Holiday demand from Brits is there for the summer – with some families even put on waiting lists for Cornwall.
One travel company warned Brits to book holidays before the lockdown end date is announced, as this is when prices jump.
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