What are the UK travel rules from May 17?

While the move has been met with relief from those eager to take a foreign holiday, many have been left confused by the new travel regulations, along with the risk-based “traffic light”. From May 17, residents of England,…

Jersey welcomes back UK visitors – but quarantine depends on your postcode

Residents of Leicester, Newcastle and Clackmannanshire face 10 days in quarantine if they head for Jersey. In contrast, almost everyone who lives in Wales and the west of England will be welcome to explore the largest Channel Island as soon as an initial Covid test proves negative.Jersey has started to reopen for the summer, with a “red-amber-green”…

Lockdown roadmap: What are the rules on overnight stays and UK holidays?

Holiday options within the UK nations are rapidly opening up, with Scotland and Wales the latest to ease restrictions on 26 April.All four countries are moving at different paces and with individual approaches to the components of tourism; this is a complete overview.Can I travel for non-essential purposes within the UK?Leisure travel within Great…

Passenger numbers to be limited as UK cruise sector returns

Cruise ships sailing in UK waters will be limited to 1,000 passengers when operations begin on or after May 17th. All travellers must also be residents of the British Isles, according to new regulations issued by the department of transport. The rules also state Covid-19-secure guidance will continue to apply. Groups of more than six people or two…

Government limits cruise ships to 1,000 passengers from 17 May

When cruise ships are permitted to sail once again in UK waters they will initially be restricted to 1,000 passengers – all of whom are residents of the British Isles.The government has set out its conditions for the restart of cruising. At present all cruises are banned, and that will continue until 16 May. But the following day, which coincides…

Welcome to Jersey? Depends on your address

Residents of Leicester, Newcastle and Clackmannanshire face 10 days in quarantine if they head for Jersey. But almost everyone who lives in Wales and the west of England will be welcome to explore the island as soon as an initial Covid test proves negative.The biggest Channel Island has revealed the traffic-light system that applies for visits to Jersey…

Can I travel around the UK? Rules for England, Scotland, Wales and NI explained

The lockdown guidance for Scotland states: “Under current Scottish law, given the state of the epidemic, unless you have a reasonable excuse (see exceptions) you must not travel between Scotland and England, Northern Ireland, Wales, Republic of Ireland, Jersey, Guernsey and the Isle of Man.”The Welsh government website states: “People must not…

Can you travel from England to Scotland and Wales?

The Welsh and Scottish governments have implemented rules on travel between England and other UK nations.The Scottish government does not permit people to travel between Scotland and England unless they have a “reasonable excuse”.Reasonable excuses to travel to Scotland include for education or medical purposes, essential shopping or to travel…

Summer holidays: is it illegal for me to go abroad and should I book a trip?

The law, known as The Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) (Steps) (England) Regulations 2021, has caused dismay among prospective holidaymakers and the travel industry.In response, one newspaper headline reads: “Overseas travel ban extended until July.”As consumer confidence evaporates still further, one prominent company boss has said…

Jersey to ‘reconnect with the rest of the world’ on 26 April

Jersey, the largest of the Channel Islands, will reopen travel links with the UK on 26 April.Lyndon Farnham, the deputy chief minister, said: “From 26 April we will be permitting travel to and from the United Kingdom and other Crown Dependencies only.”The Crown Dependencies comprise the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man.Areas in the UK…

12 Best Things To Do On The Isle Of Man

Steeped in history, the Isle of Man is an incredible island to visit whilst exploring the British Isles. Perched in between Great Britain and Ireland, this crown dependency is totally gorgeous to visit. Not only that, there’s a heap of the best things to do on the Isle of Man dotted all across the shoreline and hills. This all makes it a totally

Scotland arrivals to require ten-day hotel quarantine

Scottish transport secretary, Michael Matheson, has confirmed all visitors to the country will be required to stay in a designated hotel for ten days on arrival from Monday. Six hotels close to Aberdeen, Edinburgh and Glasgow airports with a combined capacity of 1,300 rooms will be used to implement the quarantine. The cost of the stay, set at £1,750
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