FROM today going on holiday is finally allowed, here's everything you need to know. 

After months of lockdown, we are finally allowed to leave our homes for overnight stays and holidays from today, 17 May. 

Hotels, hostels and B and B's have been allowed to reopen and unrestricted travel is permitted across the UK. 

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Bournemouth Echo:

Domestic holidays are allowed across England from today. (stock)

Holidaymakers can now also travel to 'green list' countries without having to quarantine on return, although PCR tests are still mandatory.

What are the rules for overnight stays and holidays within the UK?

Within England, all remaining accommodation including hotels, hostels and B&Bs can re-open, with domestic overnight stays allowed in groups of up to 6 people or two households.

This means that domestic holidays are once again allowed. 

What are the rules for going abroad? 

The ban on overseas holidays has been lifted and the Prime Minister has previously announced the green list countries Britons will be allowed to travel to without having to quarantine, providing they take one post-arrival test.

Portugal, Gibraltar, Israel, Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, Brunei, Iceland and the Faroe Islands – plus several small remote islands which are British Overseas Territories are currently on this list.

The government has said that if you live in England and have had a full vaccine course (two doses), you will be able to demonstrate your COVID-19 vaccination status using an app or letter to enter some countries and territories.

Once agreements are in place, you will be able to check the government travel advice entry requirements to see if the country you plan to travel to accepts this proof of vaccinated status.