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Travel: Coronavirus

Question for Department of Health and Social Care

UIN HL15200, tabled on 21 April 2021

To ask Her Majesty's Government why a UK citizen officially resident in the European Union is not permitted to travel from the UK under COVID-19 regulations to be united with close family, but close family members are permitted to travel to the UK for this purpose.

Answered on

28 April 2021

A United Kingdom citizen who is officially resident in the European Union and who is in England temporarily would have a reasonable excuse to leave the UK, including where they are travelling to be reunited with close family.

Travel to the UK is not permitted if an individual has visited or passed through a country where travel to the UK is banned in the last 10 days, unless they are a British national, an Irish national or anyone with residence rights in the UK. This system allows those who live in the UK to return to their home country but manages the risk of importing new COVID-19 cases.

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Department of Health and Social Care