The coronavirus pandemic has wreaked havoc on the travel industry.
Many have had to cancel their holidays abroad as countries have tightened their borders in a bid to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
And those planning staycations will have to re-think their plans too.
This week, the government cracked down on movement within the UK.
Brits have been warned to avoid all travel that isn’t essential, which means that seaside breaks and caravan trips are a no-go.
Following the announcement, several beaches and holiday parks have shut down temporarily.
The new guidelines state: “Following on from the government’s guidance on social distancing in relation to COVID-19, people should avoid travelling unless it is essential.
“This guidance is for people planning to visit second homes or holiday premises during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
“Essential travel does not include visits to second homes, camp sites, caravan parks or similar, whether for isolation purposes or holidays. People should remain in their primary residence.
“Not taking these steps puts additional pressure on communities and services that are already at risk.”
While the guidelines may seem strict, they could be the only way to stop tourists who piled onto beaches and parks in recent days.
Brits were pictured drinking shoulder-to-shoulder outside pubs, enjoying ice creams and fish and chips at the coast and shopping in tightly-packed markets.
It comes after Boris Johnson asked for pubs, restaurants and cafes to close on Friday night and urged people to stay indoors and "work from home where possible".
The disregard for his social distancing advice is likely to be why tighter guidelines have now been put in place.
- Travel Advice
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