Coronavirus Travel Advice
The following is the Foreign Office Travel Advice:
The Foreign Secretary has now advised against ANY non-essential international travel
If you do intend to travel, please consult the Coronavirus Travel Checklist:
- Visit this page regularly as it is constantly updated given the evolving situation overseas
- Check travel advice for your destination regularly and sign-up to email alerts for specific countries.
- Make sure you can access money to cover emergencies and unexpected delays. Take more than one means of payment with you
- Be prepared to follow the advice of local authorities abroad. Be ready to comply with local isolation or quarantine requirements, and to rely on the local health system
- Read the details of your travel insurance carefully, and check that you are covered. Contact your insurer if you are uncertain
- Contact your airline, travel company, cruise line or other transport and accommodation providers to check for any coronavirus-related changes
- Make sure you have enough medication with you in case you are abroad longer than planned
- Decide if you, and those you may be travelling with, can manage logistical and financial disruption to your travel
- Arrange extra support for family members, dependants or pets who may need care if you are abroad longer than planned
If you are older, or if you have pre-existing medical conditions (such as asthma, diabetes, heart disease), you are more likely to become severely ill if you catch the virus. Consider whether travel at this time is the right choice for you. Check the NHS guidance before you travel.
For advice if someone is stranded abroad, please call the Foreign and Commonwealth
Office on 0207 008 1500.
If you are planning to go on a cruise, be aware a COVID-19 outbreak on board is possible, and your travel may be disrupted.
If you are aged 70 and over, or if you have underlying health conditions, the Government advises you against cruise ship travel at this time. Find out more in our cruise ship travel guidance.