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MetiNews.Com - Boris Johnson has explained how coronavirus restrictions will be lifted in England
Breaking News ! Boris Johnson has set out key dates for when holidays will return in England. Some flights are still operating from Stansted Airport in Essex but they have been greatly reduced due to a ban on non-essential travel since January 4. Tougher travel measures were also added on February 15, when an enforced quarantine period was put in place for some new arrivals to the UK in response to dangerous coronavirus variants. Yet the PM's roadmap out of lockdown gives a picture of when foreign travel will be allowed again. Mr Johnson formally addressed the nation last night as he outlined how and when coronavirus restrictions will be eased in England. CambridgeshireLive email updates: We bring the stories to you Signing up to the CambridgeshireLive newsletter means you'll receive our daily news email. It couldn't be simpler and it takes seconds - simply click here, enter your email address and follow the instructions. You can also enter your address at the top of this page in the box below the picture on most desktop and mobile platforms. Changed your mind? There's an 'unsubscribe' button at the bottom of every newsletter we send out. When will holidays abroad be allowed? May 17 is the earliest possible date when foreign holidays will be allowed - but this is not guaranteed. A Global Travel Task Force has been set up that will create a plan for how overseas travel can get back up and running.
. But some airlines and travel firms have already experienced a surge in bookings after Boris Johnson's roadmap announcement. Put your postcode in the tool below to read more local news:
easyJet said bookings by UK customers for the summer season were more than four times higher compared with the same period during the previous week. The most popular destinations for this summer are beach resorts including Malaga, Alicante and Palma in Spain, Faro in Portugal and the Greek island of Crete. August is the most booked month, followed by July and September. Can we go on staycations? Mr Johnson confirmed that staycations could go ahead as part of step two of the lockdown roadmap - which will begin no earlier than April 12. At this time, holiday lets can be used by individuals or household groups.
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It must be self-contained accommodation without shared use of facilities, meaning holiday lets and campsites can reopen. Only those from the same household can go on staycations until May 17, when indoor mixing will be allowed again within the rule of six or a larger group from up to two households. From May 17 accommodation such as hotels, hostels and B&Bs will also reopen. The rules only apply to England, but the government said it is working with Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland to find a common approach to easing lockdown.