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    Foreign Travel.

    What's going on? I thought that it was illegal to travel abroad. Our next door neighbour's son has just gone on holiday to the Caribbean. No checks at the airport except the normal ones, no police, nothing different. Therefore, I assume that checks are only being made when coming into the country but as I say, I thought it was illegal.

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    Apparently it is illegal to holiday abroad but there are exemptions in place to allow travel abroad if it is essential. ie work that cannot be done from home, Medical appointments and Educational reasons. It also recognises that some people may have essential family and business commitments so can also travel abroad. You can in theory travel abroad to visit estate agents in that country to purchase property or view property

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    Quote Originally Posted by phild View Post
    Apparently it is illegal to holiday abroad but there are exemptions in place to allow travel abroad if it is essential. ie work that cannot be done from home, Medical appointments and Educational reasons. It also recognises that some people may have essential family and business commitments so can also travel abroad. You can in theory travel abroad to visit estate agents in that country to purchase property or view property
    None of the above are applicable to him.

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    I haven't had a passport for years.

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    Quote Originally Posted by phild View Post
    Apparently it is illegal to holiday abroad but there are exemptions in place to allow travel abroad if it is essential. ie work that cannot be done from home, Medical appointments and Educational reasons. It also recognises that some people may have essential family and business commitments so can also travel abroad. You can in theory travel abroad to visit estate agents in that country to purchase property or view property
    If your neighbours son as declared at the airport that his travelling reason is for holiday or leisure then he will be refused to board a plane. He must show the reason for travel is essential. Not sure how easy it is to be economical with the truth about travelling abroad as carriers/hauliers may require some proof, whatever that may be. But if one states that the journey is essential because a member of a family was ill then that would suffice

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    Quote Originally Posted by Leicesterbaggie View Post
    What's going on? I thought that it was illegal to travel abroad. Our next door neighbour's son has just gone on holiday to the Caribbean. No checks at the airport except the normal ones, no police, nothing different. Therefore, I assume that checks are only being made when coming into the country but as I say, I thought it was illegal.
    I haven't explored the links but there might be something worth reading here if you can spare the time.....

    https://www.sntravel.co.uk/blog/cari...ys-post-covid/

    ......I typed 'can we holiday in the Caribbean' into the browser on my mobile phone, all of the very best LB.

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    It's okay to travel abroad if you are a member of the Royal Family, or one of their arse lickers.🙂

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    To be honest I can never understand why anyone is obsessed with going abroad, especially at a time like this.
    We live in the greatest and most beautiful diverse country in the world.
    I have been lucky enough to have had holidays abroad since the early sixties, to most European countries and America, and never once did I think I would like to live there.
    After ten days I was looking forward to coming home.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WBA1955 View Post
    To be honest I can never understand why anyone is obsessed with going abroad, especially at a time like this.
    We live in the greatest and most beautiful diverse country in the world.
    I have been lucky enough to have had holidays abroad since the early sixties, to most European countries and America, and never once did I think I would like to live there.
    After ten days I was looking forward to coming home.
    Thatís why I keep travelling to England, Des. 😎😊

    Tbh, travelling is one of my and the mrs favourite things to do, never long for home (even though I enjoy home and where I live). Normally I have ca 120 nights away from home every year, though that include both work and holiday, and both domestically and abroad. 120 nights, well, then there are more nights at home in a year. 😎😇

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    Quote Originally Posted by Leicesterbaggie View Post
    What's going on? I thought that it was illegal to travel abroad. Our next door neighbour's son has just gone on holiday to the Caribbean. No checks at the airport except the normal ones, no police, nothing different. Therefore, I assume that checks are only being made when coming into the country but as I say, I thought it was illegal.
    Perhaps he is in fact having a little holiday at her majestyís pleasure and the Caribbean is a cover 🤣

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