Holiday rules changes: What you need to know about holidays at home and abroad ahead of Boris announcement

BORIS Johnson is to announce further changes to the lockdown restrictions from May 17, with a number measures being eased.

Here is everything you need to know about what could be announced at tonight's 5pm conference.

What are the changes for holidays abroad?

Transport Secretary Grant Shapps has already revealed which countries are on the green list for Brits, allowing foreign holidays to go ahead from May 17.

With the non-essential travel ban lifted from next week, countries on the list include Portugal, Gibraltar, Israel and Iceland.

And New Zealand and Australia are also on the list – but they have their own entry requirements and are unlikely to let in tourists at the moment.

Brits are likely to only be able to visit Portugal and Gibraltar as they do not require a quarantine on arrival.

France, Greece and Spain are NOT yet on the green list, meaning Brits will have to wait until at least June 7 to find if they can go on holiday there this summer.

Brits will still need a negative Covid test before returning to the UK, and one on day two, when returning from green countries.

What are the changes for domestic holidays?

Holidays in the UK can already go ahead, although different restrictions are in place for England, Wales and Scotland.

Self-catered accommodation is open to single-households, although group holidays and hotel bookings cannot go ahead yet.

However, from next week, this is expected to be lifted.

From May 17, holidays are expected to go ahead for larger groups, as long as the rule of six is followed.

Or, the rule of six can be extended to more people if just two households book a holiday together.

Will tourist attractions and restaurants be able to reopen in the UK?

Outdoor attractions such as theme parks and zoos have already opened, along with outdoor service for restaurants and bars.

However, indoor entertainment including cinemas and theatres will be able to open from May 17, although social distancing will have to be followed.

Indoor events such as gigs will have a capacity limit of 1,000, or 50 per cent – whichever is the smaller number – while outdoor events which are seated, such as football matches, will be capped at 10,000 or 25 per cent.

Pubs, bars and restaurants will be able to open for indoor service although must only offer tablet service while following the rule of six.

Here is everything else you can expect to change from May 17 as the lockdown restriction are eased.

One in three adults in England have now had both jabs, with 35 million given the first does.

Daily Covid deaths have fallen by 85 per cent in a week with just 2 deaths and 1,770 new cases in 24 hours.

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