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UK 3rd lockdown: UK bans travel

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0:00 - UK 3rd lockdown: the UK bans travel

01:07 - The UK goes to a new national lockdown as cases surge

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on 4th January ordered England into a new national lockdown to contain a surge in coronavirus cases that threatens to overwhelm parts of the health system before a vaccine programme reaches a critical mass.

The announcement came just hours after the government hailed Britain's success in becoming the first country to begin rolling out the vaccine developed by Oxford University and AstraZeneca.

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said a new, more contagious variant of the coronavirus first identified in the United Kingdom and now present in many other countries was spreading at great speed and immediate action was needed to slow it down.


The lockdown went into effect as of midnight on 5 January 2021 and is expected to last until the middle of February.

Scotland also announced a lockdown starting at midnight on Monday until the end of January.

We are now in a race between the vaccine and the virus - First Minister Nicola Sturgeon

Wales, which has been in a national lockdown since 20th December, said schools and colleges would shut until 18 January for most pupils.

Northern Ireland, which entered a six-week lockdown on 26th December, plans to put its stay-at-home message into law for the rest of January and probably into February.

International Travel for British Citizens

British nationals will not be permitted to leave the country unless they have a legal reason to do so.

All UK citizens must follow the stay at home regulations.

Foreign nationals in the UK

All foreign travellers that are currently visiting the UK are allowed to return home.

You should check the latest Covid-19 entry requirements for your home country before returning.

British Citizens outside the UK

UK residents currently outside the UK do not need to return home immediately.

However, UK residents can return home at any time and are encouraged to check with their airline or travel operator for arrangements to return home.

Travel within the UK

The stay at home mandate applies to all residents and foreign nationals staying in the UK.

Travelling within the UK for tourism, recreation or vacation is not permitted.

Those who are on vacation within the UK must return home immediately.

Hotels and other accommodation providers including campgrounds will not be open for recreation purposes.

Recreational Travel to the UK

As the UK goes to a new nationwide lockdown for 6 weeks, leisure travel is not allowed.

While the entry requirements for travellers to the uk are the same, hotel stays are banned, all retail is close and there are restrictions about visiting private households, which effectively stops all tourism.

British Ministers are also discussing additional requirements to enter the country such as a negative PCR test in addition to the current mandatory quarantine of 10 days.

Anyone looking to enter the UK during this time is recommended to travel at a later date.

Non-essential Establishments

All non-essential businesses must be closed.

Restaurants and cafes may provide take out and delivery of food and non-alcoholic beverages.

No dining in is allowed.

All restaurant offering take out and food delivery must close by 11:00 pm.

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