Where in Britain can you still go on holiday? Latest local lockdown travel advice on England, Scotland and Wales

LOCAL lockdowns have been enforced across the UK, with different guidelines and restrictions in Scotland, Wales and England.

Here is everything you need to know about going on holiday in Britain, including where you can still go and what the rules are.


While parts of England are facing local lockdowns, mainly in the northeast, the restrictions are yet to be as harsh as Scotland or Wales.

The following regions are currently under lockdown:

  • County Durham
  • Gateshead
  • Newcastle
  • North Tyneside
  • South Tyneside
  • Northumberland
  • Sunderland
  • Leeds
  • Wigan
  • Stockport
  • Blackpool
  • Merseyside
  • Warrington
  • Halton
  • Birmingham
  • Solihull
  • Sandwell
  • Leicester

However, this does not stop holidays from taking place in the regions – yet they must only be for one household, and not in shared accommodation.

This means people with holidays booked at hotels and B&Bs, as well as self-catered holiday homes, can still go ahead as planned as long as they are in their own household.

If they have holidays booked with other households then this will have to be cancelled.

Local restrictions will also have to be followed, such as pub curfews and use of public transport, some regions which ask is only used for essential travel.


Parts of Wales are on strict lockdown, with the new rules not allowing anyone to enter or leave without a "reasonable excuse" such as work, school or food and medical care.

Holidays are considered non-essential travel – the below are on lockdown:

  • Cardiff
  • Swansea
  • Llanelli
  • Newport
  • Merthyr Tydfil
  • Blaenau Gwent
  • Bridgend
  • Rhondda Cynon Taf
  • Caerphilly
  • Torfaen

While you cannot enter the lockdown areas, you can visit the rest of Wales from England, as long as there are less than six of you, and you will have to follow local guidelines including curfews and restrictions on socialising at pubs and restaurants.

Wales' First Minister Mark Drakeford has called for Boris Johnson to enforce travel restrictions on areas in lockdown in England to prevent them from travelling to areas and risking spreading the virus.

He said: "As we act to prevent people who live in hotspots in Wales from travelling to England, and taking the risk of the virus with them, so the prime minister in his capacity as the prime minister of England in this case ought to do the same to prevent people from English hotspots from travelling elsewhere in England, to Wales, or other parts of the United Kingdom, because of the risk that that undoubtedly poses."

Denbighshire, Flintshire, Conwy and Wrexham in North Wales will also go into lockdown from tomorrow.

Here is everything you need to know about the restrictions in Wales.


All of Scotland has stopped household visits, meaning you cannot go on holiday with people outside of your household.

You can, however, still go on a staycation at a hotel, B&B or self-catered holiday cottage if you travel only with members of your household.

You can also meet with one other household in pubs and restaurants, up to six people, and abide by the 10pm curfew, and activities and day excursions can still go ahead as planned.

If you are travelling from an area in lockdown, Scotland has advised against holidays.

A TUI passenger on lockdown in Wales was told she could still go on holiday, with Cardiff Airport still open – despite the government guidelines against non-essential travel.

Here is everything you need to know about the UK lockdowns.

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