Can I stay in a hotel in Tier 2 or 3? Covid travel restrictions explained

ENGLAND returned to the tier system following the end of the second national lockdown on December 2.

And with many areas being placed under tougher coronavirus restrictions compared to before, it means it will be quite different when staying in hotels, B&Bs and other accommodation.

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Are hotels and B&Bs open in tier 3?

In tier 3, no accommodation is allowed to stay open which includes hotels and B&Bs.

The government advice explains: "Accommodation such as hotels, B&Bs, campsites, and guest houses must close.

"There are several exemptions, such as for those who use these venues as their main residence, and those requiring the venues where it is reasonably necessary for work or education and training."

Only restaurants serving takeaway or delivery services can stay open in hotels.

Anyone with bookings will be contacted by the hotel to move or cancel their stay.

Are hotels and B&Bs open in tier 2?

Hotels and B&Bs are able to open in tier 2, along with campsites and caravan parks.

However, households are still not allowed to mix in accommodation with the rule of six only allowed outside, so you can only stay with your household.

Hotels will also have to close their restaurants by 11pm but can still offer room service.

If you have booked to stay with people not in your household, you should get in touch with the hotel.

What about in Wales and Scotland?

In Wales, hotels and B&Bs have been able to open again since their firebreak lockdown ended on November 9.

Scotland has a five-tier system, with hotels and overnight accommodation forced to close if in tier 4, and only locals may stay in hotels in tier 3.

Non-essential travel to Wales or Scotland from England is advised against.

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