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Travel Advice

The tips and advice below represents the official guidance from the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO).If you travel to a country where the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) or other regulatory authority advise against travel your cover may be reduced, click here for more information.

23 Jan 2022

Burkina Faso

Updated following reports of gunfire in Ouagadougou (‘Summary’ and 'Safety and security' pages)

22 Jan 2022


Updated information on curfew times, plus requirement to demonstrate proof of three doses of Covid-19 vaccination, or proof of both doses and negative PCR test taken within 48 hours of arrival (See 'Coronavirus' and 'Entry requirement' pages).


The FCDO advise against all travel to Donetsk oblast, Luhansk oblast and Crimea. The FCDO advises against all but essential travel to the rest of Ukraine. British Nationals are advised to register their presence in Ukraine.(’Summary' page)

21 Jan 2022


Information relating to tensions between Russia and Ukraine, and the announcement of plans for Russian/Belarusian joint military exercises to take place between 9-20 February in southern and western parts of Belarus ('Safety and Security' page).


Update to information on the vaccine pass (pass vaccinal), which will enter into force on 24 January (‘Coronavirus’ page).


Updated information on Coronavirus measures within Mozambique and on arrival (‘Coronavirus’ and ‘Entry Requirements’ pages); update on possible cyclone risk (‘Summary’).


Possible risk of cyclone from 22 January ('Summary')


Clarification on the use of recovery certificates, and on the use of NHS COVID Pass to access services, facilities and to enter Madeira and Porto Santo. Updated information on the rules for self-isolating in mainland Portugal (‘Coronavirus' and 'Entry requirements’ pages)

Falkland Islands

Updated information entry and quarantine requirements for entry Falkland Island ('Entry requirements' page)


Update to information on the Green Pass ('Coronavirus' and 'Entry requirements' pages)


Update to information on COVID-19 vaccination and test certification requirements for arrival and departure (‘Entry requirements’ page)


Addition of information on the extension of the State of siege in two municipalities of the Department of Solola. Updated information on new restrictions on the sale of alcoholic beverages ('Safety and security' and 'Coronavirus' pages)


Updated information on applying for Taiwan’s digital COVID-19 certificate and local restrictions (‘Coronavirus’ page)


Updated information on situation in Almaty ('Summary', 'Safety and security' and ‘Terrorism’ pages)


Update on States of Quasi-Emergency in Tokyo and its neighbouring prefectures of Saitama, Chiba and Kanagawa, as well the prefectures of Okinawa, Hiroshima, Yamaguchi, Gunma, Niigata, Gifu, Aichi, Mie, Kagawa, Nagasaki, Kumamoto and Miyazaki ('Coronavirus' page)


Update to information on quarantine requirements ('Entry requirements' page)


Information for tourists entering Mexico; immigration officers will determine the number of days you can remain in Mexico for ('Entry requirements' page)

20 Jan 2022


Addition of information on COVID-19 protocols in place for the Beijing Winter Olympics and Paralympics. Updated information on the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region and health checks required on arrival to China ('Summary', 'Safety and security', 'Local laws and customs' and 'Entry requirements' pages)


Updated information on entry requirements; unvaccinated foreign nationals need to apply for an exemption to enter the country before travel to Uruguay ('Entry requirements' page)

Equatorial Guinea

Updated information on the suspension of all commercial flights to Equatorial Guinea between 7 January and 6 February 2022 in response to the COVID-19 Omicron variant (‘Coronavirus and ‘Entry requirements’ pages)