To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether there was a statutory basis for the restrictions on overseas travel in the Government's Tier 4: Stay at Home guidance published on 19 December 2020.
This answer is the replacement for a previous holding answer.
12 January 2021
You can only travel internationally or within the United Kingdom (UK) where you first have a legally permitted reason to leave home. In addition, you should consider the public health advice in the country you are visiting. If you do need to travel overseas and are legally permitted to do so, for example, because it is for work, even if you are returning to a place you’ve visited before, you should look at the rules in place at your destination at the following link:
UK residents currently abroad do not need to return home immediately. However, you should check with your airline or travel operator on arrangements for returning.
If you are visiting the UK, you may return home. You should check whether there are any restrictions in place at your destination.