Lockdown travel rules: When can I go on holiday in the UK? England lifts restrictions today

HOLIDAYS have restarted in England from today, with self-catered accommodation now allowed to operate.

Here is everything you need to know about holidays going ahead this year.

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Where can I go on holiday in UK today?

Self-catered accommodation and sites such as caravan parks and campsites are allowed to reopen in England from today, but only people from the same household or support bubble are allowed to stay together.

Hotels and group holidays will then resume from May 17 – this can only be for two households, with no limit on people, or the rule of six from more than two households.

Hotels and group holidays with no restrictions will go ahead from June 21.

Outdoor attractions like zoos and theme parks are also allowed to reopen from today, although indoor hospitality will not resume until May 17.

People in Wales are already allowed to holiday in self-catered properties and people from England can now cross the border to use this accommodation from today.

Holidays in Scotland are yet to go ahead, with hopes they could resume from April 26.

When can I go on holiday abroad?

Holidays abroad have been given the provisional thumbs up as Transport Secretary Grant Shapps said it is the "first time" that families can look to booking a trip overseas.

Expected to go ahead from May 17, a traffic light system will allow a number of countries to reopen with no quarantine measures.

"Green list" countries, which will be revealed early next month will only require two Covid tests – before and after return to the UK – while amber and red list countries will require travellers to quarantine when back in the UK still.

When will holidays resume

  • Today – self catered holiday homes can be let to single households
  • May 17 – hotels reopen and holiday homes can be let to groups of up to six people from different households or groups from two households with no cap on size
  • June 21 – holiday homes can be let to groups of all sizes

Holiday demand from Brits is there for the summer – with some families even put on waiting lists for Cornwall.

One travel company warned Brits to book holidays before the lockdown end date is announced, as this is when prices jump.

We've rounded up some of the pubs with huge outdoor spaces to visit when lockdown lifts.

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