Travel: Coronavirus

Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office written question – answered on 17th November 2020.

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Photo of Thangam Debbonaire Thangam Debbonaire Shadow Secretary of State for Housing

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of including in the permitted reasons for international travel during the November 2020 covid-19 lockdown the reuniting of close family members.

Photo of Nigel Adams Nigel Adams Minister of State (Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office)

From 5 November to 2 December 2020, travelling away from home, including internationally, is restricted from England except in limited circumstances such as for work or for education. Different rules apply in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. Travellers should follow the rules that apply to them.

FCDO travel advice aims to inform British nationals so they can make decisions about travelling abroad. We do not enforce our travel advice and it remains an individual's decision whether travel is essential or not. Only individuals can make an informed decision on whether or not to travel based on their personal circumstances, their judgement of the risks, and the relevant legislation or regulation where they are resident.

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