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Prime Minister Boris Johnson is due to meet with the Government's Covid-O committee on Tuesday in order to discuss measures to combat the spread of mutated strains of coronavirus. Multiple strains have been discovered around the world, with variants in some cases being more transmissible than the original virus.

As part of lockdown measures, Britons are told to stay home and only to leave for essential reasons.

Travel corridors between the UK and other countries have been suspended, meaning any arrivals to the country must now isolate for 10 days.

Mr Johnson has been warned the UK is a "long way" from emerging from the coronavirus crisis after he signalled ministers would look at easing lockdown measures next month.

Health Secretary Matt Hancock said he understood the "yearning" to get out of the lockdown but added: "I think most people understand why it is difficult to put a timeline on it."

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One measure being considered by ministers is the implementation of quarantine hotels like those seen in countries like New Zealand and Australia.

Quarantine hotels would see anyone arriving to the UK sent to designated hotels to stay for at least 10 days, with Covid-19 tests done to ensure no cases were entering the UK.

Travellers would have to front the bill for the stay themselves, with food and drink included.

However, with the announcement of potential quarantine hotels some Britons have been wondering what legal reasons are to travel.

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What are the legal reasons to travel during lockdown?

Britons are asked to remain home under the current lockdown measures, with only essential reasons for travel permitted.

You can only travel internationally or within the UK if you have a legally permitted reason to leave home.

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