Travel news latest: Domestic holidays in England resume from today

Domestic holidays in England resume today as the UK hits the first major date in the roadmap out of lockdown.

Self-catering accommodation (including camping and glamping) can reopen in England. Wales has already allowed self-catering accommodation to reopen, but it also lifts rules against non-essential travel to and from other parts of the UK today, allowing English holidaymakers to also take holidays in Wales. 

Only those within the same household, linked household or support bubble will be allowed to stay within the same accommodation until May 17 at the earliest, when inter-household mixing indoors will be permitted. This is also when hotels in England will be able to reopen, though many are able to reopen facilities today including restaurants (with outdoor space) and spas.

Hotels in Wales should be able to reopen before the spring bank holiday at the end of May, while hospitality in Scotland, including both self-catering accommodation and hotels, should reopen from April 26, though no date has yet been set for restarting cross-border travel.

To mark the beginning of domestic holidays in the UK, Telegraph Travel has a team of journalists on the road, covering the #GreatUnlock. From glamping in Suffolk to a campervan trip in the Cotswolds, via a self-catering getaway in Devon – follow all the latest today on our live blog

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It’s a snow day for the #GreatUnlock

Our roving reporters are setting off to experience the reopening of self-catering accommodation and more today. 

Travel writer Lottie Gross has been greeted by an unexpected view before heading off on her camping trip. Follow her journey on Twitter with #GreatUnlock