When can I go on holiday to Scotland? Latest travel restrictions following lockdown announcement

HOLIDAYS in England can go ahead from April 17, with self-catered accommodation able to reopen.

However, there are different rules for the rest of the UK – here is what you need to know about holidays in Scotland post-lockdown.

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Can I go on holiday to Scotland?

No – the lockdown is still in place in Scotland.

This means non-essential travel is not allowed, which includes any day trips or holidays.

When can I go on holiday to Scotland?

Unlike Boris Johnson, Nicola Sturgeon has not given any official dates for when staycations or holidays can resume.

Hotels, self-contained accommodation, campsites and B&Bs have not been given an official opening date.

She previously said that while overseas holidays are unlikely this summer, staycations may be back for the popular July and August season.

This is different for England, who are restarting self-catered UK holidays from April 12, and opening hotels from May 17.

When will Scotland's lockdown lift?

The first reopening date is March 15, which will allow four people from two households to meet outdoors, as well as allow kids to return to schools .

The stay at home restrictions could end by April, followed by April 26, where shops, bars, restaurants, hairdressers and gyms will reopen.

What are the current rules in England?

Holidays in England will go ahead from April, the Prime Minister has said.

Self-catered accommodation will be able to reopen from April 12, but only for one household meaning you cannot go on holiday with friends or family.

Hotels and group holidays will then resume from May 17 – this can only be for two households, with no limit on people, or the rule of six from more than two households.

Hotels and group holidays with no restrictions will go ahead from June 21.

Day trips will also be allowed to go ahead from April 12, which will include attractions such as zoos and theme parks, although indoor hospitality will not resume until May 17.

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