When planning to travel internationally, you should follow sensible guidance to prepare for your trip and reduce your risk of exposure to COVID-19 while this outbreak is on-going:
- Be aware of the latest official advice offered by the country you are departing from or travelling to during this outbreak. The pandemic has led to unprecedented international border closures and other restrictions. All countries may impose travel restrictions without notice.
- If you are travelling from the UK, check your destination is on the current list of countries/areas assessed as no longer presenting an unacceptably high risk.
- Check the impact COVID-19 may have on your travel insurance coverage.
- Be aware that there may be enhanced screening/monitoring at entry and exit ports. In some countries borders may close or you may be required to self-isolate for a set period, even if you do not have symptoms.
- Face coverings are now required when travelling on public transport in England and may be required in other countries. Face coverings do not replace social distancing and hygiene measures; you still need to take all the other recommended precautions.
- Some countries may require proof of recent COVID-19 testing for entry. Check the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) foreign travel advice