Further travel guidance will be issued on Thursday (26 November) when England’s regions learn which tier of Covid restrictions they will be under when the country emerges from national lockdown next week.
While international travel will be permitted under all tiers, those living in tier three areas will be "strongly advised" – although not required by law – to avoid leaving their area unless for work or education.
Foreign travel is banned until the lockdown ends at midnight on 2 December, after which time people will be able to travel overseas.
However, the Department for Transport is urging people planning to travel abroad to carefully check the situation in their destination country and what restrictions they will, or could, be subject to, as well as the latest advice from the Foreign Office and the travel corridor status of their destination.
Travel into and out of tier three areas "should be avoided", says the DfT, including for overnight stays, other than for reasons of work, education, youth services, medical treatment or caring responsibilities.
Transit through tier three areas is permitted as part of a longer journey, meaning people can travel into tier three areas for purposes of international travel, as confirmed by transport secretary Grant Shapps earlier this week.