Let’s cut through the clutter: If you’re in Tier 3 are you allowed to go on holiday abroad?

With the government’s new COVID battling tiering system coming into full effect in parts of the UK from the beginning of December, we’re asking the big question. Can you get away under the new restrictions? 

Well, the simple answer is, YES!  

You can travel abroad in tier 3 of the new restrictions

You can now travel abroad under tier 3 of the government’s COVID restrictions


Travel Abroad is now allowed

That’s right, regardless of whether your region is in tier onetier two or tier three you can still grab a break abroad. Let joy be unconfined! 

Many will have been heading into December 2020 fearing the next awful hurdle this year would throw at you. But there is now some light at the end of the very long tunnel which has been 2020.

Boris Johnson’s government have also confirmed that shops can also remain open through the toughest restrictions. However, one of the main casualties of tier three are pubs and restaurants who will be ordered to close when a region moves into the high-risk level.


 Where can you go?

With lockdown two reaching its conclusion and the evangelical glow of a potential vaccine roll out coming into view, many will be encouraged into thinking you can now look forward to the world returning to some form of normality 

Although many will argue there’s not much difference between lockdown and the highest level of the current restrictionsWe would argue there is one crucial change, we can now jet off on holiday again 

As with the tiering system we saw come into effect after the first lockdown, those living in the areas of the tightest restrictions can travel abroad on holiday. However, you may only travel if your destination appears on the government’s travel corridor list 

Boris Johnson announced new Coronavirus restrictions recently

Image: Flickr: Pippa Fowler


Is it Safe?

This news will come as a shot in the arm for many resorts and destinations across the world where businesses have found it difficult to keep their heads above water. Resorts globally have been busy preparing for the day when travel would be allowed again with many investing in further safety measures like sanitisation stations and improved cleaning routines put in place.  

Airports have also adapted and improved their safety measures in the wake of the pandemic 

Confusion has also reigned again in response to the government guidance though. ABoris Johnson declared people may not travel to different parts of the UK for a visit or to stay overnight. Causing many to question why international travel was okay, but a drive to the country had to be abandoned.  

Tourism helps the local economy

Tourism plays a huge part in the local economy of many countries


Treat yourself, you’ve earned it!

However, in a year where clarity has been hard to come by, Blue Bay are proud to state that we can deliver confidence with our holidays. With our Flexible Holidays policy you can rest easy knowing you can shift the date and destination of your booking for free.  

We think it’s brilliant that towards the end of this miserable year we have some good news. So, you can start dusting off your passport, pick your favourite trunks and commence construction of your beach body. Maybe get Christmas out of the way before you start that last one, the last thing you need this year is a calorie counting Christmas.  

Book now, change later