WITH temperatures plummeting across the UK many are reminded of ski holidays whilst others are desperate to warm up on a tropical paradise get away.

Under current lockdown restrictions holidays are banned but does this mean abroad getaways and stayctions are off the cards this year?

Here is what all we know so far about holidays in 2021.

When will I be allowed to travel?

A date has not yet been set for when international or domestic travel for leisure reasons will be allowed again.

On February 22 a lockdown ‘exit roadmap’ should be published during this week which will then go before Parliament for debate.

The exit strategy could be similar to the one set out May last year, which gave dates for non-essential shops and hospitality businesses to resume - but these dates will not be set in stone and it may not include travel.

Matt Hancock said vaccines are crucial if holidays are to take place: “We are doing everything that we possibly can to make sure that people can have a holiday this summer but the vaccine rollout is absolutely essential to that.

“We will set out more in more detail when we can, but at the moment unfortunately there is that uncertainty still.”

Will I be able to go abroad?

Professor Jonathan Van-Tam said it was too soon to begin planning summer holidays.

He said during the Downing street press conference on Monday (February 8): "The more elaborate your plans are for summer holidays, in terms of crossing borders, in terms of household mixing, given where we are now, I think we just have to say the more you are stepping into making guesses about the unknown at this point," he said. I can't give people a proper answer at this point because we don't yet have the data. It is just too early to say."

Will I be able to go on a staycation?

Whilst domestic travel is currently banned under lockdown, there are hopes that restrictions will lift before summer.

Both the Prime Minister and the Health Secretary said the public can expect to enjoy a "great British summer" with hopes of staycations.

Matt Hancock has already booked a break in Cornwall but has today (February 11) urged people to be “patient” over the prospect of getting away.

What are the current travel rules under lockdown?

You must not leave your home unless you have a reasonable excuse and if you need to travel, you should stay local. You cannot leave your place of residence to go for holidays or overnight stays, this means that holidays in the UK and abroad are not allowed.

This includes staying in a second home or caravan, if that is not your primary residence. This also includes staying with anyone who you don’t live with unless they’re in your support bubble.