Travel advice: coronavirus (COVID-19)

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The Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO) currently advises British nationals against all but essential international travel. Travel to some countries and territories are currently exempted.

This Travel advice is being kept under constant review. Travel disruption is still possible and national control measures may be brought in with little notice.

Exemptions to the global advice against non-essential travel
View the list of exempted countries and territories that no longer pose a high risk for British travelers. The list is under constant review and updated when necessary.

We continue to advice against all non-essential international travel, except to countries and territories listed. We also currently advise against cruise ship travel.

We are monitoring the international situation very closely and keeping this advice under constant review so that it reflects our latest assessment of risks to British people. we take a range of factors into account. For corona virus, this includes the incidence rate and the resilience of healthcare provision in each country.  Find out more about how our travel advice works.
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Returning to the UK because of a change in travel advice
Travel advice is under constant review and may change at short notice, if risks in a country change.

If you are travelling in a country that is removed from the travel advice exemptions list, we are not advising British travelers to return immediately to the UK. Instead you should follow the local advice on any measures the local authorities are taking to control the virus before your return to the UK.

If you decide you wish to shorten your stay abroad because of a change in travel advice you should:

1. contact your airline and travel company to discuss your options

2. check if you need to self-isolate on your return

3. provide your journey and contact details before you travel using the passenger locator form

Quarantine while you are abroad
If the local authority where you are proposes to quarantine you for your own protection, you should follow their advice.

If there are suspected cases of corona virus where you are, you may need to remain in your hotel room or accommodation for 14 days, move to quarantine facilities and take tests for corona virus. If you test positive, in some cases, you may need to be hospitalized abroad.

You should also contact your airline or Travel Company, and your insurance provider as soon as you can. We only organize assisted departure in exceptional circumstances.

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