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Coronavirus (COVID-19): transport and travel guidance

Information for people using transport or working in the transport sector during the coronavirus outbreak.

Travel under national lockdown restrictions

Under current UK COVID-19 restrictions, you must stay at home. You must not travel, including abroad, unless you have a legally permitted reason to do so.

Check the rules that apply to you in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales.

Walking, cycling, driving and travelling by public transport

You can help control coronavirus and travel safely by walking and cycling, if you can. Where this is not possible, use public transport or drive.

Transport operators and workers

Cars, vans, motorbikes

Bus and lorry drivers

Freight, bus and road transport businesses

Maritime and shipping

Aviation and flying

International travel

COVID-19 travel

Under current UK COVID-19 restrictions, you must stay at home and it is illegal to travel abroad for holidays or leisure purposes.

Do not travel abroad unless you have a legally permitted reason to do so. In England you must complete a declaration form for international travel.

Check the rules about international travel that apply in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales.

Published 7 April 2020
Last updated 23 April 2021 + show all updates
  1. Added guidance on domestic cruise ship travel.

  2. Aviation operator and passenger guidance added.

  3. Guidance for safer travel and safer transport operations during the next phase of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

  4. First published.