10 reasons you can travel abroad as new £5,000 fines loom
New coronavirus regulations covering the coming months will make foreign travel illegal – but there are a number of exceptions. Anyone trying to leave the country without a reasonable excuse could face a £5,000 fine under the legislation, which will come into force on Monday if MPs vote to approve it later this week. International travel was already prohibited in most circumstances under the current lockdown rules, but the punishment will be a new feature as the stay at home controls are replaced by stay in the UK restrictions from March 29. They will ban non-essential foreign travel until June 30 unless you meet one of a number of exceptions listed below.