Prime Minister Boris Johnson has confirmed a national lockdown for the UK that prevents all citizens from leaving the country unless they have a legal reason to do so. This does not include recreational travel or tourism.
“It is clear that we need to do more to bring this new variant under control,” Johnson stated in an address to the country. “That means the government is once again instructing you to stay at home.”
Here is everything British nationals and foreign travelers need to know about the UK lockdown.
The lockdown went into effect as of midnight on January 5th, 2021 and is expected to last until the middle of February.