Lockdown Roadmap Foreign Travel

Airlines are reporting a surge in demand for holiday bookings after Boris Johnson unveiled a timetable for closure on Monday. Briton’s travel agents have had a “wave of calls” since he announced his plans to shut down the country’s public transport system. Travel websites report an increase in people taking up – to date – break-time diaries as Boris unveiled his plan to put England in lockdown on Mon 1 Jun 2020.

17 May 2021 is permitted as an international holiday, although this date is listed on the timetable as a date to be checked. Whether or not international traffic can then be resumed depends on the security of the reopening of the borders by April. The Government is expected to announce plans on this day for the first summer holiday booking in more than a decade, with the start of the summer holiday season in just over a month’s time. All travel booked before mid-March 2021, when the FCO has warned against non-essential travel, should be covered as long as the restrictions remain in place. 

In the coming weeks, Northern Ireland ministers will present a roadmap for the closure to give a clearer picture of when international travel will be allowed. 

If we achieve these goals, Britain will be able to move on to the next phase of the roadmap and continue its journey out of the blockade. If you are considering returning to a UK corridor where the corridors are closed, you can see the full list of countries that can be visited to and from the UK in the future. 

There are a number of factors at play, including whether or not the borders will be open to Britons, and other factors play a role while on holiday abroad, including which of the countries “borders will be open for travel this summer, if any. This is a comprehensive guide to everything you need to know about post-lockdown travel, from travel plans to the best hotels and resorts in the UK and abroad. There is another factor that comes into play, such as which countries or regions of Europe, the US and the Middle East will be opened up for your trip in the summer or not, and other countries and regions.

We strongly recommend that you check the latest government travel advice before making a travel decision. We have put together the latest information on travel outside the UK, including the best hotels and resorts and the most popular destinations. The UK Global Travel Taskforce is expected to provide guidance by 12 April 2021 on whether international travel will resume and whether or not Britons can travel abroad or whether overseas travellers can travel to the US, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, France, Germany, Italy, Spain or the Netherlands if they travel there soon. We recommend that you check the government’s travel advice for its latest travel advice for the US. Consult your tour operator or provider if you are planning a trip there, but it is recommended to consult with them before making a decision about your trip.

Non-essential international travel remains prohibited and closed-door accommodation will not be allowed until April 12 at the earliest. The current strict travel regulations, including travel restrictions to the USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, France, Germany, Italy, Spain and the Netherlands, will remain in place until at least 17 May. Non-essential international travel will become a reminder and non-emergency travel. 

There is no guarantee that international travel will resume and there is a risk of booking a holiday outside of England as all dates can be changed. If you book your holiday now and the lock-in period changes, your booking policy will depend on it. You are not allowed to go on holiday unless you want to go to the supervisory office, but there is no guarantee that it will be reopened.

Even with the roadmap for the lockdown, there is no guarantee when international travel will be allowed again. The restrictions at the state borders in South Australia currently require a 14-day quarantine for visitors from other states, and will remain so after May 11 and will not be discussed until June 8. This is currently being reviewed next month and would not only make travel abroad impossible, but also impossible if the Welsh Government changed its travel policy. Again, any changes we have seen in recent weeks, when the Welsh Government introduced new restrictions on people returning from holidays abroad, would make all overseas travel more difficult. These are currently being reviewed in the coming months and will be made more difficult if Wales changes its travel policy and other changes.

Home Secretary Priti Patel has refused to say whether international travel can resume this summer, saying it is too early to book holidays now but foreign trips are much less safe. With the EU ban on foreigners now extended until 15 June and few airlines flying, the chances of a visit to Europe this autumn are slim, and travel warnings are in place around the world. Foreign holidays remain banned, travel bosses fear, and will block stays until June, and even after that overseas holidays could remain illegal in Britain, they say. Tour bosses fear: Travel bans will apply for the rest of the year and travel to other countries will be blocked until June and beyond, so foreign travel may be banned until the end of June. 

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