At last the government has confirmed that summer holidays abroad can go ahead from England from 17 May.
By then, all non-essential international travel will have been banned for 19 weeks.
Those desperate to see loved ones abroad, and holidaymakers racing to the sun will be able to leave – but with plenty of strings attached.
Just a reminder of the rules on international travel right now?
Non-essential travel is banned, with a £5,000 fixed penalty for anyone who tries to go abroad on holiday. Exempt travellers – whether for work, education, property reasons or family events – must complete a Declaration to Travel.
All arrivals from abroad (except Ireland) must quarantine, either self-isolating at home for 10 days or – from red list countries – paying for 11 nights in a hotel.
What do we know about travel from 17 May?
It will no longer be illegal to leave the country, and correspondingly the need for a Declaration to Travel will end.
Every overseas nation will impose its own requirements on prospective visitors, which may include requirements for testing and/or proof of vaccinations.
The Global Travel Taskforce report is mainly about what happens when you come back into the UK…