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Travel: Coronavirus

Question for Department for Transport

UIN 167200, tabled on 11 March 2021

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 11 March 2021 to Question 164471 on Travel: Coronavirus, whether foreign nationals visiting the UK are permitted to return home during the covid-19 outbreak; and whether that is an acceptable reason for travel for the purposes of travel declarations under covid-19 restrictions.

Answered on

16 March 2021

Under the domestic stay at home regulations, everyone in England must have a legally permitted reason for being outside the place they are living or staying whilst in England. Travelling to a home abroad is not necessarily a legally permitted reason, but there are circumstances (where it might be, these are set out on

Anyone departing from England to return to a home outside the Common Travel Area, must complete a travel declaration form, outlining the reason for being outside the place where they are living.

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