THOUSANDS of Brit holidaymakers have fled the country for a final getaway before a month-long travel ban kicks in on Thursday.
Heathrow Airport was packed this morning after Boris Johnson’s announcement of a second national lockdown – with all outbound international travel forbidden under the strict new rules.
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A couple seen at Heathrow Airport this morning dressed in very covid-secure gearCredit: W8MEDIA
Long queues were seen at Terminal 5 as Brits dashed onto flights out of the countryCredit: W8MEDIA
The announcement of a month-long travel ban has left many scrambling to leave the countryCredit: W8MEDIA
As part of the new restrictions, Brits must not travel in the UK and overnight stays outside the home will be discouraged – unless they are for work reasons.
But the travel ban has thrown thousands of Winter holidays into chaos – with holiday firms unlikely to refund customers for trips unless advice from the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) changes.
The announcement sent Brits scrambling to leave the country for one final getaway this morning.
Pictures show Heathrow Terminal 5 heaving with people heading out of the country.
The ban also marks the second time the government has advised against international travel this year – after the Foreign Office urged Brits not to leave the country in March.
It comes as a severe blow to the beleaguered travel industry as the pandemic continues to ground flights across the world.
Earlier this week, The Sun reported how both EasyJet and Heathrow airport had made layoffs as the industry struggles to recover from a second wave of infections.
A group of people are seen waiting for a flight at a packed Terminal 5 this morningCredit: W8MEDIA
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