Travel Advice Regarding Nightly Curfews

May 7, 2020

On 6 May 2020, the U.K. Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) updated its travel advice regarding the nationwide nightly curfew, which reads in part as follows:

“Curfew measures remain in place, and are being enforced. Follow the instructions of the local authorities at all times.

“The government has announced its intention to reduce curfew measures from mid-May to allow some people to return to work in areas of the country where the risk of infection is judged to be lower. However, no movement between districts is allowed unless specific permission has been obtained. Overnight curfew measures and social distancing instructions will remain in force, and special quarantine zones are being used to isolate a small number of locations where there have been clusters of infections. People are only allowed to leave their places of residence for work if they are employed in an essential sector, to buy food or for medical care.

“In districts where the curfew continues to be in effect the government plans to implement a staggered relaxation of measures. Movement within those districts will be allowed only between 0500 and 2000 each day, and based on the last number of your National Identity Card or Passport as follows:

  • Monday: 1 & 2
  • Tuesday: 3 & 4
  • Wednesday: 5 & 6
  • Thursday: 7 & 8
  • Friday: 9 & 0

“Checkpoints have been introduced in a number of places, and those not adhering to the restrictions risk arrest. Curfew measures are being updated and changed on a daily basis. You should follow the media for updates, or speak to your hotel or travel agent for the latest information.”

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