COVID-19: resources

Current coronavirus advice from NaTHNaC, PHE and FCDO, with links to international information sources COVID-19: resources

COVID-19 is a respiratory illness caused by a new coronavirus that can spread form person to person. First identified in Wuhan, Hubei province, China during late December 2019, it continues to evolve. Many countries are now affected.



Other resources

Country Information pages

A category for the risk of exposure to COVID-19 (high, moderate or low risk) is available on each country information page. These settings are based on currently available information assessed by Public Health England and the National Travel Health Network and Centre. This is separate to guidance on border measures and self-isolation requirements on travel to the UK which is available on the GOV.UK website.

  • High risk countries – All travellers are advised to avoid non-essential travel to these countries/ areas. Travellers should discuss their plans with a health professional, this is particularly important for those at increased risk of severe COVID-19.
  • Moderate risk countries – Travellers at increased risk of severe COVID-19 should consider avoiding non-essential travel to these countries / areas. Travellers should consider discussing their plans with a health professional, this is particularly important for those at higher risk of severe COVID-19.
  • Low risk countries – There are no additional health advisories for these countries/areas, but travellers are reminded that on return to the UK they may be required to follow additional UK border measures which may include self-isolation for 14 days.

This advice is being kept under constant review and the following changes have been made in the last four weeks (since 17 September 2020):

Country page Change made
Finland low to moderate risk
Slovenia moderate to high risk
Guadeloupe  moderate to high risk
Guam moderate to high risk
Denmark moderate to high risk
Iceland moderate to high risk
Slovakia moderate to high risk
Curaçao and Sint Maarten moderate to high risk
St Martin moderate to high risk
Poland moderate to high risk
Turkey moderate to high risk
Bonaire moderate to high risk
St Eustatius moderate to high risk
Saba moderate to high risk
Greek islands Lesvos, Tinos, Serifos,
Santorini and Zakynthos
high to moderate risk
Latvia low to moderate risk
Italy moderate to high risk
San Marino moderate to high risk
Martinique moderate to high risk
Greek island Crete high to moderate risk
Cayman Islands moderate to low risk
Australia whole country now low risk

Some country pages COVID-19 sections also have special wording regarding outbreaks or clusters of cases which are being carefully monitored by our surveillance teams.


Public Health England

World Health Organization

Further resources

First Published :   16 Mar 2020
Last Updated :   20 Oct 2020

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