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Travel Restrictions

Below are the only reasons you could legally leave the country during lockdown.

Reasonable excuses to travel from 29 March 2021

Here are the only permitted 'reasonable excuses' for legally travelling out of the UK under the new regulations.

  • To travel anywhere inside in the common travel area – the UK, Ireland, the Isle of Man and Channel Islands

  • To travel for work that cannot be done from the UK

  • To carry out voluntary or charitable services that cannot be done from the UK

  • To attend a course of study that cannot be done from the UK

  • To return to your home country for a vacation between 29 March and 29 April if you’re a foreign student studying in the UK

  • To travel for training or competitions if you’re an elite sportsperson

  • To fulfil a legal obligation or participate in legal proceedings

  • To complete certain aspects of a property purchase

  • To seek medical assistance, attend a clinical appointment, avoid illness/injury or to escape a risk of harm

  • To attend an expectant mother giving birth at the mother’s request

  • To visit a person receiving treatment in a hospital

  • To stay in a hospice or care home

  • To take someone to a medical appointment under certain circumstances

  • To provide care and assistance to a vulnerable person

  • To provide emergency assistance to any person

  • To visit a friend or family member who is dying

  • To attend a funeral

  • To get married or attend a wedding/civil partnership ceremony

  • To meet family members who live in a different country where a child is involved in various circumstances

  • To partake in certain aspects of child adoption

  • To vote in an election or a referendum where it’s not possible to vote from the UK

  • To leave if you’re in the UK on a temporary basis/are not resident

  • If you’re the child/dependent of a person who has a reasonable excuse to travel and no alternative care arrangements can be made