Coronavirus travel updates: which countries have restrictions and FCO warnings in place?

Antonia Wilson

As of 23 March, the FCO has been advising UK nationals who are travelling abroad to return home immediately if commercial flights are still available.

This article was first published 28 February and is being updated daily. It was last updated at 1.45pm (GMT), 3 April.

If UK nationals who are usually based in the UKare urged to return if possible:

“International travel is becoming very limited as air routes close, land borders close and new restrictions are put in place that prevent flights from leaving,” the FCO website says. “We are working with airlines to keep routes open, and calling for international action to keep routes open to enable British people [to] return home on commercial flights. We are also working around the clock to support those British travellers who are already finding difficulties in coming back to the UK. If you are a permanent resident overseas, you should stay and follow the advice of the local authorities in the country you live in.”

UK nationals who are unable to return home should follow the advice of local authorities, including local measures to help minimise exposure. This may include remaining in a hotel room or other accommodation for 14 days; being moved to quarantine facilities; being tested for coronavirus and, if positive, in some cases, being admitted to hospital. Travellers with visa enquiries or visas that may soon be expiring, should contact local immigration authorities in the country or the UK-based embassy.

On 30 March, the government announced it was partnering with airlines to charter flights to help bring stranded UK nationals home. Details will be published here and on the FCO travel advice pages when available. In some cases, the government may be able to offer an emergency loan to pay for flights back to the UK.

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The Foreign Office (FCO) is advising UK nationals against all but essential international travel. This advice took effect on 17 March, for an initial period of 30 days. Border closures and other travel restrictions are increasing globally.

Within the UK, the government is calling on people to avoid travelling at all unless essential.

“Essential travel does not include visits to second homes, campsites, caravan parks or similar, whether for isolation purposes or holidays. People should remain in their primary residence. Not taking these steps puts additional pressure on communities and services that are already at risk.”

The following countries have travel restrictions in place that may affect UK nationals (who do not have residences in other countries). These include quarantine measures, border closures, flight suspensions, health screenings and other measures. Restrictions are constantly changing and we are updating as quickly as possible:

Europe

* EU proposes suspension of non-essential travel

The EU has proposed that all non-essential travel be suspended to the European Union for 30 days, the president of the EU commission has announced. This would affect travel from outside the EU, but the UK would be exempt.

Albania and Bosnia-Herzegovina
Ban on entry to UK travellers, flights suspended, and borders closed. Suspension of cultural and sporting activities; ban on large gatherings; closure of restaurants and bars; shops open for limited hours; public transport limited.

Slovenia
Flights suspended until at least 13 April. Passenger trains between Slovenia and Austria suspended. Land borders closed to non-residents, unless they have a health certificate stating they do not have coronavirus. Email info@british-embassy.si for assistance. Suspension of cultural and sporting activities; ban on large gatherings; closure of restaurants and bars; shops open for limited hours; public transport suspended.

Austria
No direct flights between Austria and the UK, or direct air or rail connections from Austria to Italy, France, Spain or Switzerland. Transit permitted. Travellers coming from Italy by road will be stopped at the border and must present a health certificate stating that they are not affected by coronavirus. Ski resorts closed on 15 March in Tirol, Salzburg and Vorarlberg.

Andorra, Monaco and the Netherlands
Cultural and sporting activities prohibited; large gatherings restricted; restaurants and bars closed; shops open for limited hours; public transport limited. Some flights suspended.

Azerbaijan
Mandatory quarantine for 14 days. E-visas suspended. Flight schedules reduced. UK travellers are advised to consider leaving the country as soon as possible, as onward travel could become more difficult.

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Belgium
Measures in place until 19 April are likely to be extended until 3 May. These include: suspension of flights from outside the EU; proof of residence and onward travel required for transit through Belgium; restrictions on non-essential movement (except food shopping, medical care and exercise), suspension of cultural and sporting activities; a ban on large gatherings; closure of restaurants and bars; shops open for limited hours; limited public transport.

Bulgaria
Ban on entry to UK travellers. Some flights continue to operate from Sofia to the UK. UK travellers are advised to consider leaving as soon as possible. Restrictions on non-essential movement (except food shopping, medical care and exercise).

Czech Republic
Ban on entry to UK travellers. Transit permitted – contact +420 257 40 2111 (choosing option 1 for English, then option 4 for consular assistance), 24 hours before travelling. UK travellers are advised to consider leaving as soon as possible, as onward travel could become more difficult. Flight schedules are reduced and some non-essential movement restricted.

Estonia, Georgia, Hungary, Latvia, North Macedonia, Norway, Serbia and Ukraine
Ban on entry to UK travellers. Check with airlines and transport providers whether transit is permitted before setting off. UK travellers are advised to consider leaving these countries as soon as possible, as onward travel could become more difficult. Flight schedules are reduced, some land/sea borders closed and some non-essential movement restricted.

Croatia
Ban on entry to UK travellers. Borders closed from 19 March for 30 days. Dubrovnik airport is closed until further notice; other airports are open but travellers should contact airlines for flight status, which can change at short notice. As of 27 March, travellers still in the country will not face sanctions for overstaying conditions, but are advised to contact the nearest police station to register their continued stay and to prevent complications upon departure.

Cyprus
Ban on entry to UK travellers. Flights suspended. Until 13 April, anyone going outdoors must carry a form explaining the reasons for going outdoors and present it to Cyprus police if stopped.

Denmark
Ban on entry to UK travellers. UK travellers are advised to consider leaving as soon as possible, as onward travel could become more difficult. Flights Copenhagen and Billund airports remain open, and flights operating with BA from Copenhagen to London. Flights from Greenland suspended until at last 8 April. Flights to Faroe Islands severely reduced. Borders closed until at least 13 April. Restrictions on non-essential movement (except food shopping, medical care and exercise); ban on large gatherings; closure of restaurants and bars; shops open for limited hours.

Finland
Borders closed until 13 April. Non-resident UK nationals are permitted entry for limited essential or compassionate reasons: they must provide evidence for their travel and should visit the Finnish Border Guard website for more information. Transit via Helsinki air and sea ports is permitted with proof of onward travel out of Finland.

France
Some flights suspended. P&O and DFDS operating with reduced services for cross-Channel routes. Eurostar is operating limited services between Paris and London. Eurotunnel Le Shuttle is operating a limited service through the Channel Tunnel for vehicles. UK nationals can still drive through France to return to the UK. Restrictions on non-essential movement until 15 April (food shopping, medical care, exercise of up to 20 minutes running or walking). Cultural and sporting activities are suspended, large gatherings banned, restaurants and bars closed, shops open at limited hours and public transport limited.

Germany
Ban on entry to UK travellers. Flights suspended and borders closed except for transit, which is permitted with proof of onward journey (confirmed ferry or Eurotunnel booking). Restrictions to non-essential movement (food shopping, medical care and exercise) and public gatherings of more than two people are prohibited.

Greece
Direct flights from UK, Italy, Spain and Turkey suspended until 15 April initially, some indirect flights still possible. Self-quarantine for 14 days for all travellers. Cultural and sporting activities are suspended, large gatherings banned, restaurants and bars closed, shops open at limited hours and public transport limited. Health screenings on arrival are likely.

Iceland
Ban on entry to UK travellers until 17 April. Some flights suspended. Large gatherings prohibited.

Ireland, Isle of Man and Slovakia
Self-quarantine for 14 days. Large gatherings prohibited; restrictions on non-essential movement (except food shopping, medical care and exercise).

Liechtenstein
Border closed at Schellenberg and Mauren, and open at Ruggell and Schaanwald for commuters, goods and transit. Flights operating to London from Zurich and Geneva. with British Airways, KLM and Swiss.

Lithuania
Ban on entry and transit to UK travellers. Countrywide quarantine until 14 April. All commercial flights suspended until further notice. UK travellers are advised to consider leaving as soon as possible.

Luxembourg
All passenger flights suspended from 23 March. Restrictions on non-essential movement (except food shopping and health reasons). Cultural and sporting activities are prohibited, large gatherings banned, restaurants and bars closed, shops likely to be open for limited hours, public transport limited.

Malta
Travellers in Malta are advised by the Maltese government to leave as soon as possible.

Moldova
No direct flights to the rest of Europe. Ban on entry to travellers who have been in China, Hong Kong, Iran, Italy, Japan, Macao, South Korea or Taiwan in the 14 days before arrival.

Montenegro
Ban on entry to travellers who have recently been in Japan, France, Germany, Switzerland, Denmark, Austria, Italy, Spain, South Korea, Iran and Hubei province of China. Self-quarantine for 14 days for travellers who have recently been in Japan, France, Germany, Switzerland, Denmark, Slovenia or Austria.

Poland
Ban on entry to UK travellers. UK travellers are advised to consider leaving these countries as soon as possible, as onward travel could become more difficult. Flight schedules reduced, borders closed to entry and non-essential movement restricted. Hotels and short term accommodation will be closed to new guests. Currently, the last flight out of Poland is scheduled for 5 April with LOT Airlines – register for tickets and repatriation online and email COVID.warsaw@fco.gov.uk for further assistance.

Portugal
Land border restrictions with Spain until 15 April (cross-border commuters and deliveries only). However, UK nationals can still drive through Spain and France to return to the UK. Flights from outside the EU suspended (not including UK, US, Canada, Venezuela, South Africa and Portuguese-speaking countries). Self-quarantine for 14 days for anyone arriving in the Algarve (Faro), the north (Viana do Castelo, Braga, Vila Real, Bragança, Porto, Aveiro, Viseu), the Azores, Madeira and and Porto Santo. All campsites closed. Restrictions to non-essential movement are likely to be imposed soon.

Romania
Ban on entry to UK travellers. UK travellers are advised to consider leaving as soon as possible. Flights and bus and rail routes from Italy suspended. Large gatherings banned and some public transport suspended.

Russia
Ban on entry to UK travellers. UK travellers are advised to consider leaving as soon as possible, as onward travel could become more difficult. Flight schedules are reduced, some land/sea borders closed and some non-essential movement restricted.

Slovakia
Ban on entry to UK travellers. Commercial operator Charter Advisory may offer flights to London in the coming days. UK travellers are advised to consider leaving as soon as possible, as onward travel could become more difficult. Flight schedules reduced, land borders closed (excluding residents and those with temporary residency permits). Wearing of face masks mandatory outdoors.

Spain
Ban on entry to UK travellers. UK nationals can still drive through Spain to return to the UK. All borders closed for entry from 23 March for 30 days. UK travellers are advised to consider leaving as soon as possible. Hotels and short-stay accommodation now closed (measures do not apply to long-term accommodation, such as long-stay campsites, provided travellers can cater for themselves and do not rely on communal facilities, which will be closed). Some flights suspended. Land borders open to cross-border commuters and deliveries only. Tight restrictions on non-essential movement including exercise (food shopping and medical care only).

Sweden
Ban on entry to UK travellers. All Scandinavian Airlines flights suspended. Other travel options are limited.

Switzerland
Ban on entry to UK travellers. Land borders closed to non-residents (ross-border commuters and deliveries only) and some flights restricted (residents only). Restrictions on non-essential movement (food shopping, medical care, exercise and those who can’t work from home). Cultural and sporting activities suspended, ski resorts closed, large gatherings banned, restaurants and bars closed, food shops open for limited hours and public transport limited.

Turkey
Ban on entry to UK travellers. Direct flights to the UK suspended – apart from Qatar Airways, which is flying from Istanbul via Doha once a day; and Belarusian carrier Belavia, which is flying via Minsk from 31 March, once a day on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays. Land borders closed. Travellers who test positive on arrival will be quarantined in a government facility for 14 days; those who test negative must self-quarantine for 14 days. UK travellers are advised to consider leaving as soon as possible.

Asia

Armenia, Bhutan, Israel, Kuwait, Macao, Maldives and Mongolia
Ban on entry to UK travellers. Some flights and visa-on-arrival schemes suspended. Check with travel providers if transit is permitted before travelling.

UAE
Ban on entry to UK travellers. Flights suspended until 9 April. Remaining UK travellers who need assistance should contact the British Embassy on uaeconsular.escalations@fco.gov.uk or 04 309 4444 / 02 610 1100, with full names, passport numbers, visa status (resident or tourist), contact details and current circumstances.

Bahrain
Suspension of visa-on-arrival scheme. Self-quarantine for 14 days.

Bangladesh
Ban on entry to travellers who have recently been in Europe. Suspension of visa-on-arrival scheme. National carrier Biman Airlines has suspended flights from Dhaka to the UK from 30 March.

Brunei
Ban on entry to UK travellers. Royal Brunei Airlines has suspended direct flights from Brunei to London – currently it is the only airline flying from Brunei, with twice-weekly flights to Hong Kong, Manila, Melbourne, and Singapore.

Cambodia
Visa exemptions and visa on arrival scheme suspended until 30 April. Ban on entry to travellers who have recently been in France, Germany, Iran, Italy, Spain or the US. The Cambodia-Laos, Cambodia-Thailand and Cambodia-Vietnam land borders are all closed until 5 April initially. UK travellers are advised to consider leaving as soon as possible.

Hong Kong
Ban on entry and transit to UK travellers. Some flights suspended. Gatherings of more than four people in public are prohibited; those who do not comply risk imprisonment.

India
Ban on entry to UK travellers from 18 March. Flights suspended until 14 April. Non-essential movement severely restricted. All visas and e-visas suspended until 15 April. For urgent consular assistance use the following numbers: New Delhi +91 (11) 2419 2100; Chennai + 91 (44) 42192151; Mumbai/Goa +91 (22) 6650 2222. To register for news of repatriation flights, contact Conqry.Newdelhi@fco.gov.uk with full names, dates of birth, passport numbers, visa status, contact details, exact location in India, date of arrival, details of planned return flight and any medical conditions.

Indonesia
Ban on entry to travellers who have been in the UK, Iran, Italy, Spain, France, Germany and Switzerland in the 14 days before entry. All visas suspended until 20 April initially. Flights severely disrupted and transit options limited.

Japan
Visa on arrival suspended until the end of April initially. From 3 April (00.00), ban on entry to travellers who have been in the UK, China, South Korea, Schengen countries (Iceland, Italy, Greece, Slovakia, Czech Republic, Hungary, Finland, Poland, Latvia, Lithuania), Cyprus, Croatia, San Marino, Bulgaria, Romania, Israel, Qatar, Bahrain, Democratic Republic of Congo, US, Indonesia, Singapore, Thailand, Philippines, Brunei, Vietnam, and Malaysia, 14 days before arrival. Restrictions on non-essential movement in Tokyoand Osaka.

Jordan
No commercial flights in or out of Jordan, and all land and sea borders closed. Restrictions on large gatherings and non-essential movement (except food shopping, medical care and exercise).

Laos
Borders closed with Thailand. Thai Airlines and Thai Smile have suspended flights between Vientiane and Bangkok. UK travellers are advised to consider leaving as soon as possible, as onward travel could become more difficult.

Lebanon
All borders closed and flights suspended until 12 April. Restrictions on non-essential movement (except food shopping, medical care); violators could face imprisonment; public and private gatherings banned; two people per car only; public transport suspended.

Malaysia
Ban on entry to UK travellers. Transit permitted through Kuala Lumpur airport, but not between terminals, so travellers should confirm before travelling. Some flights suspended.

Myanmar
All commercial flights suspended from 30 March. Transit permitted through Thailand with a health certificate stating that the traveller does not have coronavirus. Travellers wishing to leave should email ReturnFromMyanmar@fco.gov.uk with full name, phone number, email and number of people wishing to travel.

Nepal
Flights and visa-on-arrival scheme suspended until 15 April . All land borders closed. UK travellers aiming to return to the UK, should contact BEKathmandu.Details@fco.gov.uk, with full names, passport numbers, dates of birth, exact location in Nepal and contact details. All mountaineering expeditions for spring 2020 have been suspended.

Oman
Ban on entry to UK travellers. Flights suspended from 29 March. UK travellers wishing to return home are advised to contact airlines to make sure demand for flights is logged.

Pakistan
Most flights suspended until 4 April. Qatar Airways is planning operating daily flights from Islamabad from 25 March until 3 April, and other airlines may be planning limited services in the next few days. Some borders closed. Large gatherings prohibited. Travellers must present a health certificate stating that they are not affected by coronavirus, issued in the 24 hours prior to arrival.

Philippines
Ban on entry to all UK travellers. Public transport suspended, limited flights until 13 April. For assistance email name, location, passport number and contact details to ukinthephilippines@fco.gov.uk.

Qatar
Ban on entry to UK travellers. Some flights suspended. Transit currently permitted.

Saudi Arabia
Quarantine in government facilities for 14 days on arrival. Flights suspended and borders closed. Curfew 7pm to 6am for 21 days from 23 March. Suspension of domestic flights, buses, some taxi services and trains from 21 March.

Singapore
Ban on entry and transit. Transit only permitted for British Airways flight BA15 (London-Sydney) and BA16 (Sydney-London) until 9 April. UK travellers who wish to leave are advised to consider doing so as soon as possible.

Sri Lanka
No new visas being issued, but those currently in the country can extend visas until 12 May. Airports closed until 7 April. National curfew in place. Sri Lankan Airlines and Qatar Airways are currently operating reduced service from Colombo, with the next flight on 7 June with Sri Lankan Airlines. There is a national helpline for tourists: 1912.

Taiwan
Ban on entry to UK travellers until 7 April. Some flights suspended.

Tajikistan
All flights suspended from 20 March. Somon Air is due to organise a flight from Dushanbe to Frankfurt soon – to register interest, contact airline rep Firuz Davlatov on +992 908 085 666. and the British Embassy at consular.dushanbe@fco.gov.uk.

Thailand
Ban on entry to UK travellers from 26 March. Contact the British Embassy for letters to support visa extension applications for use at the immigration office (usually not required for the first extension). Some flights suspended. For flight information email Thailand.Registrations@fco.gov.uk with full names, dates of birth, passport numbers contact details, exact location, nearest airport and arrival date. The Cambodia-Laos, Cambodia-Thailand and Cambodia-Vietnam land borders are all closed until 5 April initially. National curfew 10pm and 4am from 3 April.

Turkmenistan
Ban on entry to UK travellers. Borders closed and flights suspended until 20 April.

UAE
Ban on entry to UK travellers. Some flights suspended. Transit suspended for two weeks from 22 March.

Uzbekistan
Ban on entry to UK travellers. Air and sea borders closed. Self-quarantine for 14 days. Face masks mandatory when outside.

Vietnam
Ban on entry to UK travellers. No new visas being issued for 15-30 days, and 14-day quarantine for all travellers entering Vietnam. Restrictions on non-essential movement (except food shopping, medical care and exercise) until 15 April. Face masks mandatory. Most flights suspended, with new flights announced on the embassy’s Twitter.

Americas

Anguilla
Sea and airports closed for 14 days from 20 March. Self-quarantine for travellers who have been outside the Caribbean region within the 14 days prior to arrival.

Argentina


Ban on entry to UK travellers. Borders closed. Nationwide quarantine until 12 April. Flights suspended, apart from some international departures. Travellers still in Argentina are advised to find secure accommodation and email returnfrom.argentina@fco.gov.uk to register for repatriation, including full name, passport number, date of birth, current location in Argentina, and contact details. For urgent consular assistance phone +54 11 4808-220.


Aruba, El Salvador, Honduras, Montserrat, Saint Helena, Saint Kitts & Nevis and
Saint Maarten
Ban on entry to UK travellers. All borders closed. UK travellers who wish to leave are advised to consider leaving as soon as possible, to ensure travel plans can be met.

Belize
Ban on entry to UK travellers. Some flights suspended. UK travellers who wish to leave are advised to consider leaving as soon as possible, to ensure travel plans can be met. Curfew from April and will include a curfew from 8pm to 5am. For news on repatriation email contact details to brithicom@btl.net. For urgent assistance phone +501 822 2146 (Option 2).

Antigua & Barbuda
Ban on entry to UK travellers. VC Bird airport closed to international arrivals on commercial flights, but departures will be permitted to repatriate tourists. All seaports closed from 27 March for 14 days.

Bahamas
Ban on entry to UK travellers. Airports and seaports closed until 15 April. Email ukinthe.bahamas@fco.gov.uk to register for assistance, including name, contact details and exact location. National curfew until 8 April, which may be extended again.

Barbados
Mandatory quarantine for 14 days. National 24-hour curfew from 3 April.

Bermuda
Ban on entry to UK travellers from 20 March. No incoming passenger flights from LF Wade international airport for two weeks.

Bolivia
Ban on entry to UK travellers from 20 March. A flight is scheduled form El Alto airport in La Paz, on 4 April – buy tickets via CTM (£500). Email lapaz.escalations@fco.gov.uk for assistance. All other flights suspended until 15 April. Land borders closed. Non-essential movement severely restricted.

Brazil
Ban on entry to all travellers from 23 March for 30 days. Some flights suspended and land borders closed. UK travellers who wish to leave are advised to consider leaving as soon as possible, to ensure travel plans can be met. Flights are currently still scheduled to run from Sao Paolo to the UK, with Air France, British Airways, KLM, LATAM and Lufthansa, including non-direct routes.

British Virgin Islands
All airports and seaports closed until 24 April initially.

Canada
Ban on entry to UK travellers. Only Toronto Pearson (YYZ); Montreal Pierre Elliott Trudeau (YUL); Calgary International Airport (YYC); and Vancouver International Airport (YVR) are operating international flights. US border closed to non-essential travel from 20 March (midnight EST). UK travellers who wish to leave are advised to consider doing so as soon as possible, to ensure travel plans can be met.

Cayman Islands
Ban on entry to UK travellers. International passenger flights suspended for three weeks from 22 March. UK travellers who wish to leave are advised to consider doing so as soon as possible.

Chile
Seven-day national curfew from 10pm on 26 March. Land and sea borders closed and some flights suspended. As of 21 March, British Airways will continue to run its daily Santiago-London flight. UK travellers are advised to consider leaving as soon as possible. Overstaying a visa could affect your departure.


Colombia
Ban on entry to UK travellers. Airports closed and international flights suspended from from 23 March. Restrictions on non-essential movement until 13 April initially. Land and sea borders closed. UK travellers are advised to consider leaving as soon as possible.

Costa Rica
Ban on entry to UK travellers. Flights suspended. Email Consular.CostaRica@fco.gov.uk to register for repatriation and assistance – the UK government has announced it may be able to a charter bus to Managua from San Jose for Aeromexico flights leaving Managua to Mexico City on 4 and 5 April if there is demand for this service. For urgent assistance contact the embassy on (+506) 2258 2025. or the tourism institute for issues including accommodation, on +506-2299-5827 or by WhatsApp message at +506-8628-3247.

Cuba
Ban on entry to UK travellers. Flights suspended. Travellers staying in casas particulares may be moved to hotels, those in hotels will be confined to the hotel. Restricted services and hours in restaurants and bars; public transport between regions suspended and other urban routes likely to be affected.

Curaçao
Ban on entry to travellers until 12 April initially. Curfew all day for two weeks from 29 March.

Dominican Republic
Air, land and sea borders closed from 19 March. UK travellers are advised to consider leaving as soon as possible. Restrictions on non-essential movement ( except food shopping, medical care and exercise). Cultural and sporting activities prohibited; large gatherings banned; restaurants and bars closed; shops likely to be open at limited hours and public transport limited.

Ecuador
Borders closed. All flights suspended until at least 5 April. All travel to Galapagos suspended and all national parks closed until further notice. For anyone wishing to leave the Galapagos, register online. There is a flight scheduled from Quito and Guayaquil to the UK n 4 April – buy tickets via CTM (£500). Restrictions on non-essential movement (ie except food shopping, medical care and exercise). Curfew 2pm to 5am.

Guatemala
Ban on entry to UK travellers. All land, air and maritime borders are closed. Public transport suspended. Curfew 4pm-4am. Email Consular.Guatemala@fco.gov.uk to register for repatriation and assistance.

Grenada
Ban on entry to traveller who have been in the UK 14 days before arrival (and on also on travellers who have been to Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, China, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Iran, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland or US)

Guyana
All international flights suspended from Cheddi Jagan airport at Timehri and Eugene Correia airport at Ogle. Land borders closed. For information on upcoming flights email returnfrom.guyana@fco.gov.uk, with names, passport details, dates of birth, exact location in Guyana, and contact details. For urgent consular assistance phone 00592 226 5881.

Jamaica
Ban on entry to UK travellers. All borders closed. UK travellers that who wish to leave are advised to consider leaving as soon as possible, to ensure travel plans can be met. Email kingston.consular@fco.gov.uk for assistance. Kingston to London Gatwick flights likely to resume on 1 May with British Airways.

Mexico
Some flights suspended. Large gatherings restricted. Land border with US closed from 21 March (midnight local time) to all non-essential traffic for 30 days.

Nicaragua
Some flights suspended. Aeromexico flights currently operating to Mexico City, with connections to London. Border restrictions with Costa Rica and Honduras.

Panama
Ban on entry to UK travellers. Flights suspended until 22 April. National curfew between 9pm and 5am – travellers should not leave their accommodation outside of these hours. Closure of commercial and leisure establishments, restrictions on entry to supermarkets.

Paraguay
Ban on entry to UK travellers. Flights suspended until 12 April. Restrictions on non-essential movement (ie food shopping and medical care only) until 12 April. Closure of commercial and leisure establishments, restrictions on entry to supermarkets; and public transport suspended 5 to 12 April.

Peru
Ban on entry to UK travellers. Land and sea borders closed until at least 12 April and air travel limited. Details of repatriation flights to be announced shortly – email help@fco.gov.uk for alerts and follow @UKinPeru on Twitter. UK travellers are advised to consider leaving as soon as possible. Restrictions on non-essential movement from 16 March for 15 days (food shopping and medical care only).

Saint Lucia
Ban on entry to UK travellers. Flights suspended and borders closed. One-week curfew, from 8pm on 31 March until 5am on 7 April, when travellers should remain in their accommodation. National helpline: 311.

Saint Vincent & the Grenadines
Self-quarantine for 14 days. Ban on entry to travellers who have been in China, Italy or Iran in the 14 days before arrival.

Trinidad & Tobago
Ban on entry to UK travellers. Some flights suspended. Restrictions on non-essential movement from until 15 April (except food shopping, medical care and exercise). Visa extensions granted until 22 June (for stamps given 1 March - 30 April) – email extensions.international@gov.tt. For urgent consular assistance phone +1 868 350 0444 (option 2, then option 1).

Turks & Caicos
Ban on entry to travellers who have been in affected countries in the 21 days before arrival – a list of countries that is subject to change frequently. All airports closed.

Uruguay
All flights to US and Europe suspended. A flight is scheduled from Carrasco at 4.30pm to Sao Paulo Guarulhos (landing at 7pm, where there are connections to Europe (but not London). Transit permitted in Sao Paolo for 24 hours. Border closed with Argentina including ferries. Large commercial premises closed until further notice.

US
Ban on entry to UK travellers. Border with Canada closed to non-essential travel from 20 March (midnight EST). Some flights suspended. UK travellers who wish to leave are advised to consider doing so as soon as possible, to ensure travel plans can be met. Some transatlantic flights operating from JFK (New York), LAX (Los Angeles), BOS (Boston), IAD (Washington DC), SFO (San Francisco), ORD (Chicago), SEA (Seattle), MIA (Miami), EWR (Newark), and ATL (Atlanta), with flights likely to be scheduled with American Airlines, British Airways, Delta, United, and Virgin Atlantic.

Oceania

Australia
Ban on entry to UK travellers. All borders closedcould remain so for at least six months (to non-citizens and non-residents). Self-quarantine for 14 days. Large gatherings banned. UK travellers looking to return to the UK are advised to register details on the British High Commission’s registration site. Travellers with a compassionate or compelling reason to enter or transit can apply to the authorities for an exemption via an online form.

Cook Islands and French Polynesia
Ban on entry to UK travellers. Some flights suspended.

Fiji
Nadi Airport will close to all scheduled flights. No connections through Australia or New Zealand. National curfew from 30 March from 10pm-5am. Flights suspended. Email SuvaCS@fco.gov.uk to register for repatriation and assistance, including name, contact details, passport number and exact location.

Kiribati
Ban on entry to UK travellers. Tarawa airport closed until 30 April. UK travellers are advised to consider leaving as soon as possible, as onward travel could become more difficult.

Micronesia
Entry restricted to those who have spent 14 days in a country without any cases prior to arrival. UK travellers are advised to consider leaving as soon as possible, as onward travel could become more difficult.

Nauru
Ban on entry to travellers who have been in or transited through China, Hong Kong, Iran, Italy, Macao or South Korea in the 21 days before arrival.

New Zealand
Ban on entry to all UK travellers. Domestic travel permitted for people connecting with international flights to home countries, including public or private transport. Large gatherings banned. Flights severely disrupted and transit options limited. Register for assistance with the British High Commission.

Palau
Ban on entry to travellers who have been in China, Hong Kong or Macao in the 14 days before arrival.

Samoa
No connections through Australia or New Zealand. Travellers must present a health certificate stating that they are not affected by coronavirus. Ban on entry to travellers who have recently been in Australia, Austria, Bahrain, Belgium, Canada, China, Czechia, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong (SAR China), Iceland, Italy, Iran, Japan, Kuwait, Luxembourg, Macao, Malaysia, Netherlands, Norway, Qatar, Singapore, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, Taiwan, United Arab Emirates or USA.

Solomon Islands
Ban on entry to UK travellers and flights suspended.

Tonga
Ban on entry to UK travellers. All borders closed and international flights suspended.

Vanuatu
All borders and airports closed until further notice. No commercial services are expected to operate while state of emergency is in place (from 26 March for 14 days).

Africa

Algeria
Borders closed and flights suspended. There will be a repatriation flight from Algiers on 2 April for UK nationals (£186) – book via CTM. Email for further assistance: algiers.consular@fco.gov.uk. Large events banned and many public spaces and amenities closed. Curfew in place 7am to 7pm.

Angola
Flights suspended. Ban on entry to travellers who have visited China, South Korea, Iran, France, Spain, Portugal or Italy since December.

Benin
Quarantine in allocated hotels for all travellers arriving by air. Entry and exit at border crossings will be limited to “extreme necessity”.

Botswana
Temporary ban on visas for nationals from affected countries affected. Some land border restrictions.

Burundi, Congo and Guinea-Bissau
Borders closed and flights suspended.

Cameroon
Borders closed and flights suspended. Email to register for repatriation including name, contact details, passport number and exact location to ConsularYaoundeEnquiries@fco.gov.uk.

Cape Verde
All sea borders closed and flights restricted.

Comoros
All airports closed. Entry restricted to those who have spent 14 days in a country without any cases prior to arrival..

Democratic Republic of Congo,Gambia, Malawi and Mozambique, Tanzania, Togo and Zambia
Self-quarantine for 14 days for travellers who have recently been in affected countries. Some flights suspended.

Egypt
Ban on entry to UK travellers. Flights suspended with updates being published on Facebook and on Twitter.

Eritrea
Quarantine of 14 days for travellers who have recently been in China, South Korea, Italy, Germany or US.

Eswatini
Land borders closed with South Africa. UK travellers can transit through Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg.

Ethiopia
Self-quarantine for 14 days for travellers who have recently been in affected countries. Travellers with an onward ticket are exempt from quarantine. Some flights suspended. Land borders closed. Large gatherings restricted.

Ghana
Borders closed until 5 April and most flights suspended. Limited flights to the UK available to book for UK nationals, for £500, online with Corporate Travel Management or by phone on +44 20 7429 9725. UK travellers wishing to leave should travel to Accra as soon as possible, as movement within the country will become more restricted.

Guinea
Visitors must submit their passports for a 14-day monitoring period.

Kenya
Ban on entry to UK travellers. All flights suspended. UK travellers needing to leave should register online for the next repatriation flight.

Namibia
Ban on entry to UK travellers. Restrictions on domestic travel and non-essential movement. All flights suspended. Lockdown of Khomas and Erongo regions for 21 days from 28 March.

Mauritius
Ban on entry to UK travellers. Flights suspended. UK nationals in Mauritius on a tourist visa do not need to extend their “leave to stay” period (as stamped in your passport on arrival) even if it is due to expire.

Liberia
All flights suspended. Restrictions on movement and social distancing enforced. Quarantine of 14 days likely for travellers who have recently been in affected countries.

Madagascar
No commercial passenger flights with Europe for 30 days from 20 March. Self-quarantine for 14 days for travellers who have recently been in affected countries.

Morocco
Flights to and from UK suspended. Restaurants, bars and other public spaces closed, restrictions on non-essential movement (except food shopping, medical care and exercise). Passenger ferry links between Morocco and Spain and Gibraltar suspended. Flight updates on Facebook and Twitter. Email Morocco.ConsularSupport@fco.gov.uk to register for repatriation and assistance, including name, contact details, passport number, exact location.

Rwanda
All flights suspended from 20 March for initial period of 30 days. Borders closed and and restrictions on non-essential movement outside of residences, including travel between cities and districts from 21 March for two weeks.

Senegal
All commercial flights suspended until 17 April. Large gatherings banned. Curfew 8pm-6am, including movement restricted between regions, but excluding travel to airports with relevant travel documents. Gloves and masks mandatory while outside.

Seychelles
Ban on entry to UK travellers. Some flights suspended and airports closed other than for repatriation flights.

South Africa
Ban on entry to travellers who have been in UK, US, Italy, Iran, South Korea, Spain, Germany in the 20 days before arrival. All commercial flights suspended until at least 16 April. Suspension of visa-on-arrival scheme, and no entry without a visa. Travellers in the country who received a stamp on arrival allowing them to stay for 90 days do not need to apply for a visa. UK travellers only permitted entry if transiting home, but there is a ban on both entry and transit to travellers who have been in China, France, Germany, Iran, Italy, South Korea, Spain, Switzerland, USA or United Kingdom, since 15 March. Restrictions on non-essential movement (except food shopping and medical care).

Tunisia
Ban on entry to UK travellers. Most flights suspended and sea borders closed. For information on repatriation, contact tunisconsular.enquiries@fco.gov.uk.

Uganda
Borders closed and flights suspended until 24 April. There are no viable departure options at present, so UK travellers are advised to find secure accommodation and follow the advice of local authorities

Zimbabwe
Countrywide lockdown from 30 March for 21 days.

Cruise ships

The FCO is advising against all travel on cruise ships for passengers aged 70 years and over or those with high-risk conditions. There are widespread bans around the world on cruise ships docking or passengers disembarking.