People living in Tier 4 areas are not allowed to travel abroad except for specific reasons
Heathrow Airport has issued updated advice for those planning on travelling abroad after the Government’s announcement of coronavirus Tier 4 restrictions being placed across much of the South East.
London and surrounding areas, including Berkshire and Buckinghamshire, have been placed under the new restrictions following an announcement by Prime Minister Boris Johnson last night.
As well as a variety of travel restrictions in the UK itself, people living under Tier 4 restrictions are now banned from travelling abroad.
There are a small number of reasons people in Tier 4 can still catch flights though, including work.
The latest guidance on Heathrow Airport’s website states: “Following UK Government advice on 19 December 2020, if you are in a Tier 4 area, you should not be travelling unless it is legally permitted to do so. If you’re in Tiers 1-3, you can still fly from Heathrow but should carefully consider whether you need to.
“Passengers should not plan unnecessary time at the airport but allow 2 hours ahead of departure for short haul flights and 3 hours for long haul flights. If you have concerns or questions regarding your flight, please contact your airline who can provide the most up to date advice.
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The Foreign Office website states: “Those in tier 4 areas in England will not be permitted to travel abroad apart from limited exceptions, such as work purposes. Follow all the rules that apply to you.”
Foreign minister Luigi Di Maio tweeted: “As the Government we have the duty to protect Italians, for this reason, after having advised the English Government, with the health ministry we are signing the measure to suspend flights with Great Britain.”
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