UK Government Sets Out Roadmap

UK Government sets out roadmap for the easing of restrictions in England

How will this affect travel?

Step 1: 8 March

The Stay at Home restriction will continue with some amendments and travel abroad will still not be permitted. From 8 March outbound travellers will be legally obliged to provide their reason for travel on the ‘Declaration to Travel’ form.

Step 2: 12 April

Domestic overnight stays and self-contained accommodation for households will be allowed no earlier than 12 April but non-essential international travel will remain banned. It is still recommended that people minimise domestic travel where they can.

The Global Travel Taskforce will report on 12 April with recommendations aimed at facilitating a return to international travel as soon as possible while still managing the risk from imported cases and Variants of Concern.

Step 3: 17 May

The Government will determine when international travel should resume, which will be no earlier than 17 May. Remaining accommodation such as hotels, hostels and B&Bs will be allowed to reopen with domestic overnight stays allowed.

Step 4: 21 June

There will be a removal of legal limits on social contact with larger events allowed to take place.

The Government’s objective is to see a safe and sustainable return to international travel, for business and pleasure. The UK is working with other countries who have started similar programmes, to lead global efforts to adopt a clear international framework with standards that provide consistency for passengers and industry alike.

Note: these are provisional dates only and could be postponed by the Government if necessary.

  • For an overview of the roadmap, visit
  • For more information on these steps and the easing of other restrictions, click here 

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