Taken from INDEPENDENT Less than 60 hours before an unprecedented exit permit will be required from outbound travellers, the government has revealed details of the new “Declaration to Travel”.
From Monday 8 March, anyone who enters “a port of departure to travel internationally” without a completed form will be committing a criminal offence – even if they are legally entitled to travel.
Airlines, train operators and ferry companies will be required to check that passengers have a valid reason to travel abroad.
At present all holidays – at home or overseas – are illegal under the “stay-at-home” rule. The earliest possible date for going abroad from England for leisure is 17 May.
International travel is allowed only for a limited number of exemptions, including work, urgent family matters and medical treatment.