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Tier 4 and Christmas travel rules explained

Warning sign: Heathrow Airport  Terminal 5, now within Tier 4 (Simon Calder)
Warning sign: Heathrow Airport Terminal 5, now within Tier 4 (Simon Calder)

More than 16 million people in London, parts of the south east and east of England have been placed into a new Tier 4, with extremely strict travel regulations. In addition, the Christmas easing allowing three households to mix has been reduced to a single day: 25 December.

“This is not the moment to have unnecessary travel,” says the government’s chief medical officer, Chris Whitty.

These are the key questions and answers, starting with the tier 4 rules that now apply to residents of Greater London as well as all or parts of Surrey, Kent, Essex, Bedfordshire, Hampshire, East Sussex and Buckinghamshire.

I have just been told I am in tier 4. What does that mean for travel?

Unless there is an essential reason for you to travel – for work, education, medical treatment, caring responsibilities and

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Is it safe to travel for Christmas? Travel+Leisure lists Sea Island in Georgia as a top destination

The hotel will even entertain your kids while the adults enjoy a “culinary 6-course trip in The Cloister Wine Cellar, the perfect setting as dinner is paired with some of our favorite holiday wines.”

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This isn’t the first time the luxury resort has been recognized. The Lodge at Sea Island has been recognized twice by U.S. News & World Report as the best hotel in the country.

About 85 miles south of Savannah, on St. Simons Island, Sea Island is within easy driving distance of Atlanta. But it’s not the only hotel on Travel+Leisure’s list you won’t need an airplane to visit.

Also making the list are the French Quarter Inn and The Dewberry in Charleston, S.C.; the Omni Grove Park Inn in Asheville, N.C.; the Roosevelt New Orleans, A Waldorf Astoria Hotel, in

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Germany’s world-famous Nuremberg Christmas market canceled for the first time since World War II

One of Germany’s oldest and most famous Christmas markets has fallen victim to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

Travel and Leisure reports that for the first time since World War II, December in Franconia’s largest city will be very different.

The Nuremberg Christkindlesmarkt, one of Germany’s oldest Christmas markets – records date back to 1628 – draws two million visitors to the city annually, the report said.

For more than 70 years, during the four weeks of Advent, Travel and Leisure reports that visitors have come to visit the city’s main market square, which becomes a “village of wooden stalls” bedecked with red-and-white striped cloths.

The report describes a feeling of “cozy cheeriness” that prevails – people browse the dozens of vendors that occupy the stalls, offering unique handcrafts and gifts; and visitors, as well as locals, savor the “scent of grilled sausages, sweet roasted almonds, and mulled wine wafting through

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