The government has introduced new legislation which will make foreign travel illegal, and people face a £5,000 fine, but there are exceptions.
From Monday anyone who tries to leave the UK without a “reasonable excuse” could be slapped with a £5,000 fine, should MPs approve the legislation on Thursday.
All foreign travel will be banned until 30 June.
However, if a person is looking to purchase, sell a home or the letting or rental of a residential property overseas, then you are exempt and are allowed to travel abroad.
The exemption allows anyone to travel abroad to visit a property, sales offices, estate agents or show homes, if you are looking to buy or sell your home overseas.
Under the government’s legislation a person is also exempt if you are “preparing a residential property to move in” and “to visit a residential property to undertake any activities required for the rental or sale of that property.”
A person is alos allowed to travel abroad for work and there are many jobs which are listed by the government.
This includes those who work in the aviation sector, aerospace, hauliers, bus and coach drivers.
Students are exempt if they are enrolled in a university or other education courses abroad which is deemed “reasonably necessary for them to travel outside the UK to satisfy one or more requirements of their course or study.”
You are also allowed to travel to “provide care and assistance to a vulnerable person,” and you are also allowed to “provide emergency assistance to any person” and “visit a person you reasonably believe is dying,” and you can also travel to attend a funeral.
The legislation also allows anyone to travel to “seek medical assistance,” and to “attend a clinical appointment,” or to “avoid illness, injury or to escape the risk of harm.”
If you do not fall into any of the above categories then the earliest you will be allowed to travel abroad and or go on holiday is possibly from 12 April.
Boris Johnson was asked during a Downing Street press conference, when can Brits be allowed to go overseas for a holiday.
Johnson replied it is “too early to say” when holidays can resume.
He said, “My advice for everybody is to wait for the global travel taskforce to report. We’ve heard already that there are other European countries where the disease is rising.