The Foreign Office has warned Brits “going on holiday is currently illegal” in a new social media campaign.
The Twitter post, first seen by TTG on Friday (29 January), appears to reference the recent trend of social media and reality TV personalities travelling to destinations such as Dubai amid the UK’s latest national lockdown.
A number of the “influencers” have faced a public backlash for claiming to be on “essential work trips”.
The tweet – somewhat sarcastically – alludes to the situation, claiming: “Get followers. Get a tan. Get the virus”, going on to advise: “If you travel illegally for a holiday you risk the lives of your family and friends.”
✅ Get followers— FCDO Travel Advice (@FCDOtravelGovUK) January 29, 2021
✅ Get a tan
✅ Get the virus
If you travel illegally for a holiday you risk the lives of your family and friends.
Stay at Home.
Laying out stricter border enforcement measures on Wednesday (27 January), home secretary Priti Patel said: "People should be staying at home unless they have a valid reason to leave – going on holiday is not a valid reason."
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