Having a happy Easter

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This year, few of us will take an Easter holiday.

Happy Easter to all readers

Travel restrictions in most countries other than in Wales preclude that.

In England, Northern Ireland and Scotland, there is no staying overnight, accommodation is still closed and you are advised to stay local although day trips to see relatives are possible says Matt Hancock, the Health Secretary. Outdoor sports facilities are now or will be opening soon and, in England, day trips are permissible.

The advice is to stay local although there is nothing in law to prevent further travel provided you return home that same day.

In the Republic of Ireland, a five kilometre travel limit remains in place but the next date when removing some of the rules won‘t be until April 5th so there will be no easing a bout travel over Easter.

Abroad and France, Germany and Italy won’t see their residents take any significant breaks either due to their restrictions. In France there is a lockdown and curfew after doctore put pressure on the government and in Germany, the lockdown has been extended to April 18th. Over Easter a national lockdown will apply to the whole of Italy

In Spain specific measures came in and which will last until April 9th which imposes curfews and travelling restrictions. Only the Balearics and the Canaries are exempt but that is if you live there. Travelling there from mainland Spain requires a PCR test for tourists so even mainland residents won’t be travelling to the islands!

Only the Welsh will be able to holiday, stay overnight and travel but not out of Wales. Similarly no other resident from one of the other home nations will be able to enter Wales. To police this, anyone booking an overnight in Wales will be asked from where they have come and may be asked for some tangible evidence like a recent utility bill.

A happy Easter will be one where we follow the rules otherwise lockdowns might last even longer.

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