Month: December 2020

Inspired travel resolutions for 2021

When the pandemic started, our travel plans got bumped out by a few weeks. That seems so quaint and optimistic now. We didn’t understand, at the time, that the whole notion of “making plans” needed to be chucked out the window. It took several more iterations of booking and rebooking travel before it really sank in: Our travel plans were dashed.

We can’t wait to start traveling again when it’s safe, but instead of reverting as if nothing had changed, we’re hopeful that with our 2021 travel resolutions, we can book and embark on trips that we wouldn’t have before,

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New travel rules: Can I move between tiers 1, 2, 3 and 4?

Missing persons: Waterloo station, normally the busiest transport terminal in Europe (Simon Calder)
Missing persons: Waterloo station, normally the busiest transport terminal in Europe (Simon Calder)

England has now been divided into four different tiers according to the level of coronavirus in the area.

The tiers are reviewed every 14 days, and boroughs can move to a higher or lower tier if local Covid rates surge or drop.

London, Essex and Hertfordshire boroughs, which entered tier 3 just days ago, was moved into the newly created tier 4, for example, in response a new mutation of coronavirus.

Unlike the system before the second lockdown, the new tiers system is stricter

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Can I move between tiers 1, 2, 3 and 4?

Missing persons: Waterloo station, normally the busiest transport terminal in Europe (Simon Calder)
Missing persons: Waterloo station, normally the busiest transport terminal in Europe (Simon Calder)

England has now been divided into four different tiers according to the level of coronavirus in the area.

The tiers are reviewed every 14 days, and boroughs can move to a higher or lower tier if local Covid rates surge or drop.

London, Essex and Hertfordshire boroughs, which entered tier 3 just days ago, was moved into the newly created tier 4, for example, in response a new mutation of coronavirus.

Unlike the system before the second lockdown, the new tiers system is stricter

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What are the rules for the four nations?

<p>Driving home for Christmas? These are the rules</p> (PA)

Driving home for Christmas? These are the rules

(PA)

After Boris Johnson’s announcement that Christmas isn’t cancelled after all (despite surging numbers of coronavirus cases around country), many households will be finalising their Christmas travel plans to see family and friends over the festive period.

The devolved UK nations of England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland all have similar but slightly different rules and guidance when it comes to travelling this December.

Here’s everything you need to know.

Travelling in England

England’s Christmas “travel window” – when the normal tier-dependent travel rules are suspended – will run from 23

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