The Foreign & Commonwealth Office (FCO) now advises British people against all non-essential travel worldwide. This advice took effect immediately on 17 March.
The COVID-19 pandemic has led to unprecedented international border closures and other restrictions. All countries may restrict travel without notice.
If you now need to change or cancel your travel plans, follow these steps:
- Contact your airline, travel company, cruise line or other transport and accommodation providers
- Get in touch with your insurance provider
- Continue to follow the NHS coronavirus guidance
Check FCO travel advice pages for the latest information.
The Foreign & Commonwealth Office strongly encourage any British person travelling or living overseas to sign up for email updates to travel advice. Your family member or friend can do this on each country-specific page. The Foreign & Commonwealth Office cannot give any further updates or detail by phone.
For further information on the support the Foreign & Commonwealth Office can, and cannot, provide, see their guidance on support for British nationals abroad.