The government updated its guidance yesterday on travelling during the second lockdown in England, starting 12.01am on Thursday, 5 November. ⦁ 英國政府尋日更新咗英格蘭第二次封城時，對本地及國際旅遊嘅指引。請香港人留意。
The government said:
There is no exemption for staying away from home on holiday. This means people cannot travel internationally or within the UK, unless for work, education or other legally permitted exemptions.
Overnight stays and holidays away from primary residences will not be allowed. This includes holidays abroad and in the UK. It also means you cannot stay in a second home, if you own one, or staying with anyone you do not live with or are in a support bubble with. There are specific exceptions, for example if you need to stay away from home (including in a second home) for work purposes, but this means people cannot travel overseas or within the UK, unless for work, education or other legally permitted reasons. You must not travel if you are experiencing any coronavirus symptoms, are self-isolating as a result of coronavirus symptoms, are sharing a household or support bubble with somebody with symptoms, or have been told to self-isolate after being contacted by NHS Test and Trace.
For those planning to travel into England, you should check the current travel corridor list to see whether you need to isolate for 14 days. You will still be required to abide by the restrictions set out here even if you do not need to isolate. If you do need to travel overseas from England before 2 December (and are legally permitted to do so, for example, because it is for work), even if you are returning to a place you’ve visited before, you should look at the rules in place at your destination, the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) travel advice.
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What if I’m booked to go away before 5 November?
This means you can fly out of the UK before then, but may be subject to quarantines both when you arrive at your destination and when you come back. Although airlines are operating normal flight schedules before lockdown is imposed, they will be heavily reduced in November. So if you are returning to England during lockdown, [check your flights].
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I am abroad at the moment. Must I come home?
No, your trip should continue as normal. Assuming you are returning to the UK during lockdown, there is a good chance that your flight will operate as normal.