Travel Advice


The tips and advice below represents the official guidance from the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, please note that we do not cover travel to any country to which the Foreign and Commonwealth Office have advised against all (but essential) travel.

20 Feb 2020

Mongolia

Entry requirements section (Border crossings) - factual update to Coronavirus-related information

Japan

Summary - An evacuation flight for British nationals on board the Diamond Princess cruise ship will depart Tokyo on Friday 21 February; details have been sent to those who have already registered for the flight; we urge other British nationals still seeking to leave on this flight to contact us; we will continue to support British nationals who are remaining in Japan

19 Feb 2020

Russia

Summary - addition of information and advice following media reports of radiation spikes linked to a disused metals factory on Kashirskoye Shosse, near to Kolomenskoe Park, Moscow

India

Safety and security (Political situation) - removal of information on Delhi Elections; updated information on demonstrations against the Citizenship Amendment Act

Iran

Health and Summary - addition of information and advice on coronavirus (COVID-19) following the first confirmed cases in Iran

South Korea

Health (Coronavirus COVID-19) - factual update following reports from the South Korean authorities of a number of new cases of COVID-19 in Daegu city and Gyeongbuk Province

Colombia

Summary - removal of information about ELN armed strike; addition of information about a strike in Bogotá on 21 February

18 Feb 2020

Georgia

This advice has been reviewed in full an republished with amendments throughout

Portugal

Summary - addition of link to advice page for fans travelling to Portugal for Rangers FC’s match with SC Braga on 26 February

Maldives

Health - factual update on precautionary measures in place in response to coronavirus (COVID-19); Terrorism - factual update on recent knife attacks in Hulhumale

Myanmar (Burma)

Health (Coronavirus) - update to information on screening measures at border crossings

Zambia

Safety and security section (Political situation) and summary - updated information on demonstrations, riots and civil disturbances across Zambia, which follows a series of attacks on private residences, schools and other properties

Moldova

This advice has been reviewed in full and republished with minor editorial amendments to the Summary

Trinidad and Tobago

Safety and security (Crime) - addition of dates for this year's annual carnival celebration in Trinidad

Haiti

This advice has been reviewed in full and republished with minor editorial amendments throughout

Belarus

This advice has been reviewed in full with editorial amendments to the Entry requirements section

Papua New Guinea

Safety and security (Local travel) - update to information on a recent independence referendum in Bougainville Island

Italy

Summary - addition of link to advice page for Scotland's game against Italy in the 2020 Rugby Union Six Nations on 22 February 2020

17 Feb 2020

Egypt

Health - addition of information and advice on coronavirus

USA

Summary - addition of information and advice following heavy rainfall in Mississippi