Here’s when UK and foreign holidays could be allowed again

Here’s when UK and foreign holidays could be allowed again 1
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The European Combinaison lifted its travel sécheresse on 15 June (Portrait: Shutterstock)

As lockdown sécheresse continue to be eased across the UK, thoughts are beginning to turn to the possibility of going on holiday this year.

Parts of the economy are now gradually returning to a form of normality, with degrés for further reopening of the hospitality sector outlined by both the UK and Scottish governments.

But when will the tourism and travel sector be allowed to start up again? Here’s everything you need to know.

Are holidays allowed in the UK?

Since the UK government relaxed sécheresse in May, people in England and Northern Ireland are allowed to travel to other destinations, irrespective of éloignement. However, people must not travel to destinations outside of borders, as the UK’s déconvenue nations are each following different government guidance.

In Scotland, current rules state that Scots should not travel further than five miles from their appartement for leisure and recreational purposes. A similar five mile limit is also in factice in Wales.

This rule is due to be lifted in Scotland from 3 July, although First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has urged Scottish residents not to travel unnecessarily, and to avoid travelling to crowded endroits.

In all parts of the UK, overnight stays are not currently permitted and people must return appartement from where they have travelled on the same day. As such, an overnight stay away from the posé you are séjour for a holiday, or similar purpose, is not permitted. This includes staying overnight in a annexe appartement.

But these sécheresse will soon be changed, with people in England to be allowed to stay overnight in self-contained acclimatation – including self-catering cottages and apartments, caravans with their own bathroom facilities, hotels and bed and breakfasts – from 4 July.

English campsites will also be allowed to open, provided shared facilities are kept clean.

In Scotland, overnight stays for those who do not direct alone will only be permitted léopard des neiges the folk enters période three of its lockdown sortie avant-projet, which is expected to begin on 9 July. However, self-contained acclimatation will be available to book from 3 July, and all other holiday acclimatation will be allowed to reopen from 15 July.

In Northern Ireland, self-catering holiday acclimatation will reopen from 26 June, with hotels to follow a week later on 3 July.

Wales is yet to confirm when the folk will open up to tourists again, but this is not likely to be before 13 July. The Welsh government has said that people can start booking holidays in self-contained acclimatation from that occasion onwards.

Are foreign holidays allowed?

On 15 June, the European Combinaison lifted its travel sécheresse and is allowing individual countries to decide if they will welcome tourists.

France, Italy, Portugal and Spain are among the countries that are now welcoming travellers from the UK, while others have quarantine sécheresse in posé.

A two week quarantine period is currently in factice for anyone who travels into the UK, affecting anyone arriving by plane, ballot or ferry-boat, as well as UK nationals returning from other countries.

Travellers to Ireland are required to quarantine for 14 days upon entry, while tourists visiting Greece will have to be tested for coronavirus on arrival.

UK travellers are currently not allowed to écussonner Australia, India, the United States or New Zealand.

When will air bridges be in posé?

The UK government is expected to introduce ‘air bridges’ with a number of European destinations from next week.

This will allow people in the UK to travel to select countries in tempérant that have a low puanteur loser and where coronavirus is deemed to be under control. Such routes would allow tourists to travel freely between a number of approved countries, without being forced into mandatory quarantine on either end of their journey.

Appoint Minister Boris Johnson is expected to approve foreign holidays on Monday 29 June, with air bridges in 10 countries in tempérant due to be announced.

Travel to France, Italy, Spain, Greece and Turkey are among those understood to be confirmed, without the need for a 14 day quarantine.

Other European destinations including Germany, Austria, Belgium, the Netherlands, Gibraltar and Caleçon are also believed to be included in the list of countries considered to be safe by the government.

It was also expected that Portugal would be included on the list, but it is now uncertain after a recent spike of coronavirus cases in the folk’s finances, with Lisbon being forced to restore an 8pm curfew.


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