Travel Abroad & British Citizens Overseas

The Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office still advises against all unnecessary travel overseas to the majority of countries (exemptions to this can be found below.)

If your travel it essential, it is your responsibility to make sure you check travel advice before travelling. Use the link above to check advice and sign up for email alerts. You should: 

  • Make sure you have the appropriate travel insurance. If you have concerns about coronavirus, contact your travel provider to check what will be covered should you become sick or are required to self-isolate or quarantine by the local authorities. 

  • Check with your airline, tour operator, cruise line, or other transport and accommodation providers for any coronavirus-related changes. 

  • Plan ahead for any potential disruption. 

  • If you are older, or have pre-existing medical conditions, you are likely to become severely ill if you catch coronavirus. You should check NHS guidance before travelling. 


When people enter the UK from any of these countries, they will be asked to supply their contact details and details of their accommodation, and to self-isolate in their accommodation for 14 days.


Travel Corridors


The FCDO has put in place travel corridors to a list of countries and territories with low infection rates that no longer pose an unacceptably high risk to British travellers, and are exempt from the advice above. 

This list can be found on the FCDO website and is updated regularly.

Click here to see the latest list


Consular help


If you require consular assistance, you can contact them at any time by calling your nearest British embassy, high commission, or consulate.