- SKY NEWS - Mar 5, 2021 -
It is currently illegal to travel abroad for holiday and journeys are only permitted for reasons such as education or work.
Britons travelling abroad from Monday will have to carry a form setting out why their trip is allowed under lockdown rules - or face a £200 fine.
Under new measures to crack down on illegal trips, the Department for Transport said carriers will be checking for completed forms before passengers board - either at check-in or at the departure gate.
The form must be downloaded from gov.uk, signed before travel, and carried or downloaded on to a mobile phone.
Forty days after the measure was announced by Home Secretary Priti Patel on 27 January, spot checks will be carried out to ask passengers to produce a completed form, with those who fail to provide one risking a £200 fine.
Under current coronavirus lockdown restrictions, it is illegal to travel abroad for holiday and journeys are only permitted for