As the majority of England faces the toughest tier restrictions from December 2, many people have been left wondering what these measures mean for their upcoming holiday.
So, let’s take a look at how the different tiers in England could affect any upcoming trips.
Those living under tier 3 restrictions will unfortunately not be able to travel to or stay in any other areas of the country. This means upcoming staycations for those living in areas such as Manchester, Kent, or Birmingham will sadly not going ahead in the next few weeks.
In addition to this, those in tier 2 and tier 1 will also not be able to stay in tier 3 areas, as all hotels and other accommodations will be closed.
Anyone with an upcoming trip in a tier 3 area should contact their holiday provider and discuss their options around getting a refund.
Those living in areas under tier 2 restrictions will be able to travel and stay in other tier 2 areas. However, the government has advised that those in tier 2 restrictions should try and limit the number of journeys made.
It’s also worth being aware that those in tier 2 areas can only travel and stay with members from their household.
Fortunately for those living in tier 1 areas, the government has announced that residents are able to enjoy UK staycations in other tier 1 areas.
Households are also able to travel with one other family, who are also under tier 1 restrictions, as long as there are no more than six people in one accommodation.
While it all seems a little doom and gloom at the moment, we should all remember that the tiered system will be reviewed every two weeks (the next review being December 16). Therefore, this does not mean that all Christmas and New Year plans are scuppered.
Also, while planning a holiday in the UK may be a little confusing at the moment, it’s worth knowing that English residents from all three tiers are actually still able to travel abroad. So, if your favourite UK region is under harsher restrictions, why not take a look at the government’s travel corridor list and visit a destination on there?
Please also note that these restrictions will be lifted be between December 23 – December 27 and three households will be able to meet over the Christmas period, regardless of your tier.
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