SCOTLAND has gone back into a partial lockdown due to the coronavirus crisis.
Here is everything you need to know about your holidays to the country and the new travel restrictions in place.
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Can I still go on holiday to Scotland from England or Wales?
Yes, you can still go on holiday to Scotland from England or Wales.
Hotels and self-catered accommodation remains open.
However, you must only go on holiday with your own household, up to six people, or an extended household, which includes someone who lives by themselves.
Unlike England, this does not include children under the age of 11, so you can have up to six adults or teenagers.
What are the other travel restrictions in Scotland?
From tomorrow pubs have to close at 6pm, along with any other restaurants and cafes with licenses – alcohol can only be served outside until 10pm.
In the ‘central belt’ region, which includes Greater Glasgow and Clyde region, Lanarkshire, Ayrshire and Arran, Lothian and Forth Valley, they have to close completely.
Hotel restaurants can remain open, but they cannot serve alcohol and they can only be visited by guests of the hotel.
The restrictions are in place until October 25 but this may be extended.
Public transport in the central belt is also advised against unless essential.
What if I have a holiday booked?
Some hotels and holiday rental sites have offered flexible policies due to the quick-changing travel policites.
However, it may be difficult to get a refund as there is no travel ban.
You should get in touch with your booking and check what options, be it moving to a later date or getting a refund, they offer.
If you choose to cancel your trip yourself, you will likely be left out of pocket.
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What are the current rules in England?
In England, the rule of six only allows groups of that number to meet up and go on holidays – this includes all kids, even babies and toddlers.
Trips to hotels and holiday parks can still go ahead, as long as it is six people of less, while pubs remain open.
However, the government has warned that any contact between houses may also soon be restricted again, meaning group holidays would not go ahead.