Holidays abroad WILL go ahead from December 2 when lockdown ends, says gov

HOLIDAYS will be able to go ahead from December 2 when the lockdown ends, the government has confirmed.

This means domestic staycations and overseas trips will be able to resume.

The new guidelines explain how the UK will go back into a tiered system of tier 1 being the most relaxed, to tier 3 being the most restricted.

Anyone in a tier 1 or tier 2 region will be able to resume travelling.

The new COVID-19 Winter Plan from the government states: "The stay at home requirement will end, with domestic and international travel being permitted again subject to guidance in each tier."

However, tier 3 regions will still face the strictest lockdown rules with hotels and entertainment venues remaining closed and holidays not able to go ahead.

The document adds: "In tier 3, all hospitality will close except for delivery, takeaway and drive-through; hotels and other accommodation providers must close (except for specific exemptions, including people staying for work purposes or where they cannot return home); and indoor entertainment venues must also close."

The rest of the country will be able to book a last-minute holiday for 2020.

There are a number of destinations on the UK air bridge list, which are letting Brits in, although many of them will require a negative coronavirus test – this can cost between £100 and £200 privately, or can be done for £60 at Gatwick Airport following the launch of a new scheme.

The following destinations are allowing Brits in without quarantining on return but require a coronavirus test before arriving:

  • Greek islands of Corfu, Crete, Kos, Rhodes, and Zante
  • Canary Islands
  • UAE (including Dubai)
  • Maldives
  • Barbados
  • Seychelles
  • Turks and Caicos Islands

Only Gibraltar requires no quarantine or negative test.

Anyone trying to go on holiday before the lockdown ends will be fined £200.

A dad who was meant to be self-isolating after a holiday to Spain was caught breaking the rules three times.

He then landed a whopping £7,000 fine for the repeated offence.

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