International Travel

You must not leave your home unless you have a reasonable excuse (for example, 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. The list of reasons you can leave your home and area include, but are not limited to:

•            work, where you cannot reasonably work from home

•            accessing education and for caring responsibilities

•            visiting those in your support bubble – or your childcare bubble for childcare

•            visiting hospital, GP and other medical appointments or visits where you have had an accident or are concerned about your health

•            buying goods or services that you need, but this should be within your local area wherever possible

•            outdoor exercise. This should be done locally wherever possible, but you can travel a short distance within your area to do so if necessary (for example, to access an open space)

•            attending the care and exercise of an animal, or veterinary services

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.

The Government has said that if you form a childcare bubble, it’s best if this is with a household who live locally. This will help prevent the virus spreading from an area where more people are infected.