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UK exit permit
« on: Thursday, 18 March, 2021 @ 17:20:28 »
Declaration to Travel: government reveals new ‘exit permit’

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” in England 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.

The Declaration to Travel represents the latest tightening of the most draconian restrictions on movement ever known in peacetime.