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UPDATE: Find out where can you travel depending on your tier

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Tier 4 info added!

The travel ban in England has now lifted so you may be free to start travelling again, depending on which tier you are in!

We have had a nosey through the regulations to see what that means for travelling during this time.

For tier 1 the Government website states:

  • If you live in a tier 1 area and travel to an area in a higher tier you should follow the rules for that area while you are there. Avoid travel to or overnight stays in tier 3 areas other than where necessary, such as for work, education, youth services, to receive medical treatment, or because of caring responsibilities. You can travel through a tier 3 area as part of a longer journey.

So, basically if you live in a tier 1 area you can travel within England (in groups no larger than 6 people) and stay over in other tier 1 and tier 2 areas, as well as travelling abroad.

For tier 2 the website states:

  • If you live in a tier 2 area, you must continue to follow tier 2 rules when you travel to a tier 1 area. Avoid travel to or overnight stays in tier 3 areas other than where necessary, such as for work, education, youth services, to receive medical treatment, or because of caring responsibilities. You can travel through a tier 3 area as a part of a longer journey.
  • People should carefully consider whether they must travel abroad and should follow the rules in their area. In addition, you should consider the public health advice in the country you are visiting. For international travel see the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office Travel Advice for your destination and the travel corridors list.

You can travel with your household/bubble within the tier 1 areas and other tier 2 areas, stay overnight in these areas and travel abroad.

For tier 3:

  • Avoid travelling to other parts of the UK, including for overnight stays other than where necessary, such as for work, education, youth services, to receive medical treatment, or because of caring responsibilities. You can travel through other areas as part of a longer journey.
  • Accommodation such as hotels, B&Bs, campsites, and guest houses must close. There are several exemptions, such as for those who use these venues as their main residence, and those requiring the venues where it is reasonably necessary for work or education and training.

You shouldn't travel unless necessary, shouldn't stay overnight anywhere in the UK but you can travel abroad if you head straight to the airport.

For tier 4:

  • If you live in a Tier 4 area, you must not leave your home unless you have a reasonable excuse (e.g. for work or education purposes). If you need to travel you should stay local - meaning avoiding travelling outside of your village, town or the part of a city where you live - and look to reduce the number of journeys you make overall.
  • You must stay at home and not leave your Tier 4 area, other than for legally permitted reasons.
  • If you live in a Tier 4 area, you can only travel internationally - or within the UK - where you first have a legally permitted reason to leave home. In addition, you should consider the public health advice in the country you are visiting.
  • You cannot leave your home or the place where you are living for holidays or stays overnight away from your main home unless you have a reasonable excuse for doing so. This means that holidays in the UK and abroad are not allowed. This includes staying in a second home or caravan, if that is not your primary residence, or staying with anyone you do not live with (other than those with whom you have formed a support bubble).

You must not travel if you are experiencing any coronavirus symptoms, are self-isolating as a result of coronavirus symptoms, are sharing a household or support bubble with somebody with symptoms, or have been told to self-isolate after being contacted by NHS Test and Trace.

For international travel for all tiers the information is as follows:

  • The following countries have banned arrivals from the UK (as of 13:30pm 21 Dec, 2021): India, Russia, The Netherlands, Denmark, Norway, Israel, Belgium, Italy, Austria, Germany, Spain, Portugal, Bulgaria, Switzerland, Lithuania, France, Malta, Sweden, Turkey, Hong Kong, Canada, Saudi Arabia, Oman, Kuwait, Jordan, El Salvador, Ireland, Czech Republic, Colombia, Morocco, Chile, Finland and Argentina
  • For international travel see the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office travel advice for your destination and the travel corridors list.

Remember to check the travel and entry restrictions of the country you are intending to travel to!

UPDATE: Find out where can you travel depending on your tier

UPDATE: Find out where can you travel depending on your tier