03 Jul 2020

COVID-19: Travel advisory notice update

Foreign and Commonwealth Office updates travel advisory notice COVID-19: Travel advisory notice update
  • This updates the news item of 11 Jun 2020

The Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) has updated the Exceptional Travel Advisory Notice advising all British people against all non-essential travel worldwide [1]. As of 4 July 2020, some destinations that no longer pose an unacceptably high risk for British travellers are exempt. This will remain under constant review to take into account the latest situation in each country. Further information and details of the exempted countries and territories can be found on the GOV.UK website.

Each of our Country Information pages are classified as high, moderate or low risk of exposure to COVID-19 based on currently available information assessed by Public Health England and the National Travel Health Network and Centre.

  • 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. Individuals entering or returning to the UK from these countries / areas will be required to follow additional UK border measures which includes self-isolation for 14 days.

  • 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. Travellers returning to the UK may be required to follow additional UK border measures which may include self-isolation for 14 days.

  • 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 [2].

Travellers should check FCO travel advice pages for the latest country-specific information, and continue to monitor the GOV.UK travel advice website for updates.

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