Can I travel after lockdown? The key questions and answers

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’s nationwide lockdown may be ending on 2 December, but that doesn’t mean all restrictions are being lifted. Here’s everything you need to know about travelling after lockdown.

What are the current rules on travel within the UK and when will they change?

In England, no one should be travelling except for essential reasons – such as for work, education, medical treatment and other important journeys.

From one minute past midnight on Wednesday 2 December this will end – and with it 27 days of lockdown in England.

The prime minister said: “As we end our national restrictions on 2 December, they will not be replaced with a free for all. England will instead continue to use a sensible approach based on three tiers.

“And since the prevalence of the disease is, alas, still high, these tiers

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Royal Caribbean to look for volunteers to help test the new normal for cruises as the CDC’s ‘No Sail’ order is lifted

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The Royal Caribbean Freedom of the Seas docked in Miami in 2008. Lynne Sladky/AP
  • The US Center for for Disease Control and Prevention lifted its no-sail order on November 1, and Royal Caribbean will be looking for volunteers to embark on trial cruises.

  • These cruises are a way to test safety guidelines the CDC has put in place to allow ships to set sail again. 

  • Most cruise ships have been at dock since March, when the coronavirus pandemic halted all travel.

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Royal Caribbean is going to be looking for volunteers to experience the new style of cruising necessitated by pandemic-era restrictions, according to Travel + Leisure.

The US Center for Disease Control and Prevention officially lifted its no-sail order on November 1 after halting all cruises in March. But cruise ships won’t be able to return to normal, as the no-sail

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Greece and Croatia at risk as travel map shrinks

Cases in Croatia are on the rise - Getty
Cases in Croatia are on the rise – Getty

Holidays in Greece and Croatia are at risk, as Covid-19 cases in the popular holiday destinations continue to rise.

The number of cases in Greece is now the highest since the beginning of the pandemic. Yesterday, there were 216 cases, up from the previous high of 156 on April 21.

It is a similarly worrying picture in Croatia, which recorded its all-time high number of cases on Friday – 208.

Both countries are now teetering towards the alleged ‘threshold’ of cases per 100,000 which could see the FCO advise against travel and introduce quarantine measures.

On Saturday Grant Shapps revealed that anything above 20 cases per 100,000 for a period of seven days or more will likely lead to a country being added to the quarantine list. 

Greece is now at 13.8 cases per 100,000 over seven days, and Croatia is

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What ‘Level Four’ shutdown status means for your holiday

Cornwall - GETTY
Cornwall – GETTY

Boris Johnson has announced new national restrictions before MPs in the House of Commons as the Covid-19 alert level moves back up to Level Four. He will follow this up with a televised address tonight at 8pm. 

Key changes to the rules include a move to table-service only and a 10pm curfew for hospitality venues including restaurants and bars, a return to working from home where possible, a extension of the requirement to wear face coverings, and a change in policy that means Covid-secure guidelines will become legal obligations for retail, leisure and tourism.

For now, he has stopped short of the two-week “circuit break” and it seems the “rule of six” will remain in place for now, meaning you can still go on holiday with another household as long as your group size is no larger than six in England. In Wales, children under the age

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