Travel Tracker

Wondering where you might be able to travel to this year? Yearning for that dream holiday? Our brand new Travel Tracker provides the latest, country specific travel information and restrictions, amidst the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic.

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Australia

The Foreign & Commonwealth Office states that from 4 July, there are exemptions for travelling to certain countries that no longer pose a high risk for British travellers. Australia is exempt from the FCO advice against all non-essential international travel. This is based on the current assessment of COVID-19 risks. This advice is being kept under constant review. 

Entry to Australia is limited, and all travellers to Australia must take a mandatory 14-day self isolation period. States and Territories are introducing charges for quarantine.

Lockdown restrictions have been re-imposed back in Victoria. 

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Foreign Tourism

Entry to Australia is limited, except for Australian citizens and permanent residents

Social Distancing

Quarantine Period

all travellers to Australia must take a mandatory 14-day self isolation period.
Updated on: 9/18/2020 3:44:24 PM

Austria

The Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) advise against all but essential travel to Austria. This is based on the current assessment of COVID-19 risks. UK government announced that anyone returning from Austria must self isolate for 14 days upon arrival back in UK.

Entry to Austria without the need for a COVID-19 test or quarantine is now possible from most of the UK, except for people who have been to these regions in the last 10 days: 

- North East

- East Midlands 

- Yorkshire & The Humber

If you arrive from these regions, you must present on arrival a negative COVID-19 medical certificate.

If you have been in a country other than the UK in the 10 days before you arrive in Austria, depending on the country you may need to self-isolate on arrival or provide a medical certificate showing a negative test result for COVID-19

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Entry to Austria without the need for a COVID-19 test or quarantine is now possible from most of the UK.
Updated on: 11/2/2020 3:18:12 PM

Belgium

The Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) advise against all but essential travel to Belgium. This is based on the current assessment of COVID-19 risks. If you are returning to the UK from Belgium, you must self isolate for 14 days upon arrival. 

If you plan to travel to Belgium by air or boat you must complete the Passenger Locator Form. Travellers entering Belgium from high risk (red) regions will be required to take a test and to self-isolate for 7 days, provided you take a test on day 5 and that test result is negative for COVID-19. Large parts of the UK are in the red regions.

 

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Foreign Tourism

Social Distancing

Quarantine Period

Travellers entering Belgium from high risk regions are required to test and isolate for 7 days
Updated on: 11/2/2020 3:20:50 PM

Canada

The Foreign & Commonwealth Office states that from 4 July, there are exemptions for travelling to certain countries that no longer pose a high risk for British travellers. Canada is exempt from the FCO advice against all non-essential international travel. This is based on the current assessment of COVID-19 risks. This advice is being kept under constant review.

Any travellers will still be required to self-isolate for 14 days both arriving in Canada, or returning back to UK. 

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Foreign Tourism

Entry to Canada is limited, except for Canadian citizens and permanent residents or their immediate families, temporary foreign workers, and some international students

Social Distancing

Quarantine Period

14 day self-isolation on arrival. You must also produce a credible isolation plan.
Updated on: 7/23/2020 3:22:44 PM

Croatia

The Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) advise against all but essential travel to Croatia. This is based on the current assessment of COVID-19 risks. Anyone returning to the UK from Croatia must self-isolate for 14 days upon arrival. 

There is currently no requirement for UK nationals to produce a negative COVID test or self-isolate on arrival in Croatia.The Croatian government has introduced a new online entry form to expedite the entry of foreign visitors.

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Foreign Tourism

4 July, UK + other EU residents can travel to Croatia

Social Distancing

It's now mandatory to wear facemasks on public transport, in shops and other commercial outlets

Quarantine Period

There is currently no requirement to self-isolate on arrival in Croatia. However, you will need to quarantine when returning to UK.
Updated on: 9/1/2020 2:22:56 PM

Cyprus

The FCDO advise against all non-essential travel to Cyprus. This is based on the current assessment of COVID-19 risks.

The UK is in Cyprus’ Category B. This means that tourists are permitted to travel to Cyprus, but you must provide a negative COVID-19 test on arrival, obtained within 72 hours before travel.

 

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Foreign Tourism

Social Distancing

the use of masks is compulsory in most indoor public spaces including supermarkets, shops. Failure to comply could result in a 300 euro fine.

Quarantine Period

UK travellers must provide a negative Coronavirus test on arrival, obtained within 72 hours before travel. Travellers must also obtain a Cyprus Flight Pass prior to travel
Updated on: 11/2/2020 3:23:46 PM

Czechia

The Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) advise against all but essential travel to the Czech Republic. This is based on the current assessment of COVID-19 risks. Anyone returning to the UK from Czech Republic must quarantine for 14 days upon arrival.

From 22 October, you are only allowed to enter the Czech Republic for essential purposes, such as business or study. Entry for tourism is not permitted.

From Monday 12 October all cultural venues – including museums, galleries and attractions such as zoos – will be closed for 2 weeks.

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Foreign Tourism

From 22 October, entry for tourism is not permitted

Social Distancing

It is mandatory to cover your mouth and nose when on the Prague Metro and in all Czech airports, and you should adhere to social distancing of 2m where possible when in public

Quarantine Period

When returning to UK, travellers from Czech Republic have to self isolate for 14 days.
Updated on: 10/13/2020 2:16:46 PM

Denmark

The FCDO advises against all but essential travel to Denmark, due to the current travel ban. 

From 4am, Saturday 7 November visitors from Denmark arriving in the UK will be denied entry. 

The UK is a ‘banned’ country for Denmark. This means that you can only enter Denmark from the UK if you have a ‘worthy’ purpose to enter, and if entry is permitted, you must present proof of negative COVID test taken less than 72 hours prior. This is also true of the Faroe Islands. 

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Foreign Tourism

Intl travel is running but for certain countries

Social Distancing

Face masks are mandatory

Quarantine Period

Updated on: 11/9/2020 3:14:31 PM

Estonia

The Foreign & Commonwealth Office states that from 4 July, there are exemptions for travelling to certain countries that no longer pose a high risk for British travellers. Estonia is exempt from the FCO advice against all non-essential international travel. This is based on the current assessment of COVID-19 risks. This advice is being kept under constant review. 

From 24 August Estonia has added the UK to the list of countries from which arrivals are required to self-isolate for 14 days. From 1 September, you have the option of taking a test to reduce your self-isolation period.

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Foreign Tourism

EU countries (incl. UK) only

Social Distancing

Quarantine Period

From 24 August Estonia has added the UK to the list of countries from which arrivals are required to self-isolate for 14 days
Updated on: 9/4/2020 2:44:16 PM

France

The Foreign & Commonwealth Office. The FCO advise against all but essential travel to France (including Corsica), based on the current assessment of COVID-19 risks. This advice is being kept under constant review. Anyone arriving back to the UK, from France, from Saturday 15th August will be required to quarantine for 14 days. 

The French government has announced a national lockdown from 00:01 on 30 October.

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Foreign Tourism

Social Distancing

France’s Health Minister has announced that wearing masks in enclosed public spaces is compulsory

Quarantine Period

Must quarantine for 14 days
Updated on: 11/2/2020 2:53:08 PM

Germany

The Foreign & Commonwealth Office states that from 4 July, there are exemptions for travelling to certain countries that do not pose a high risk for British travellers. Germany has formed a 'travel corridoor' with the UK, meaning that travellers returning from Germany to the UK are not required to self isolate for 14 days. This advice is being kept under constant review.

Travellers entering Germany from anywhere in the UK must enter quarantine for 14 days and take a COVID-19 test. They are also required to notify the local German health authority in their place of residence/accommodation. 

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Social Distancing

Quarantine Period

Travellers entering Germany from a designated risk area must enter quarantine for 14 days and take a COVID-19 test.
Updated on: 10/23/2020 3:02:02 PM

Greece

Mainland Greece and all Greek islands, are exempt from the FCDO’s advice against all non-essential international travel. This is based on the current assessment of COVID-19 risks.

The requirement to self-isolate on return to the UK from Mykonos will be lifted for those arriving on or after 4am on 25 October.

If you travel to Greece, you will need to complete a Passenger Locator Form at least 24 hours before travel. Failure to do so in advance may result in your carrier not allowing you to travel, a 500 Euro fine on arrival or the Greek authorities not allowing you to enter the country.

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Foreign Tourism

Social Distancing

It is mandatory to wear face-masks in public (including flights and ferries), at airports and in taxis.

Quarantine Period

PLF form must be completed before travel, Greek authorities have the right to impose random covid testing for any arrivals. Those individuals must self-isolate until their results come through / a neg result is shown.
Updated on: 10/23/2020 3:21:47 PM

Italy

The Foreign & Commonwealth Office states that from 4 July, there are exemptions for travelling to certain countries that no longer pose a high risk for British travellers. Italy has formed a 'travel corridor' with the UK, meaning that UK residents can travel to Italy without having to quarantine for 14 days upon return or when they arrive in Italy. This advice is being kept under constant review. 

You have to complete a self-declaration form before travelling to Italy. A negative COVID test is required when you arrive in Italy from the UK. You’ll be asked to show evidence that you tested negative in a test administered in the 72 hours before your travel.

If you are tested for Coronavirus in Italy and receive a positive result, then you will be held in a quarantine facility until two consecutive negative tests have been recorded. This may be a lengthy process.

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Foreign Tourism

Social Distancing

Yes, but tourist attractions are open. Face masks are mandatory in enclosed spaces

Quarantine Period

Travellers arriving in Italy directly from the UK have to provide a negative test result on arrival, otherwise self isolate
Updated on: 10/13/2020 2:55:39 PM

Ireland

Ireland is implementing the new EU ‘traffic lights’ approach to travel, which applies to countries in the EU / EEA. There will be no entry restrictions on passengers travelling from green regions. For all others, including arrivals from Great Britain:

  • All arrivals, including Irish residents, are asked to restrict their movement for 14 days on arrival. Arrivals from Northern Ireland are exempt.
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Foreign Tourism

Social Distancing

Face masks are now mandatory on public transport

Quarantine Period

All arrivals from overseas in orange or red countries, including Irish residents, are asked to restrict their movement for 14 days on arrival.
Updated on: 11/9/2020 3:07:05 PM

Malta

The Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) advise against all but essential travel to Malta. This is based on the current assessment of COVID-19 risks. Any travellers returning from Malta to the UK now have to quarantine for 14 days on arrival.

As of midnight on Friday 23 October passengers travelling from Belfast, Cardiff, Leeds, Liverpool, Manchester, Nottingham and Newcastle are required to submit a negative COVID-19 Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) test before boarding flights to Malta. The test should be dated no more than 72 hours before arrival.

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Foreign Tourism

Social Distancing

Quarantine Period

UK arrivals from certain locations have to provide a negative PCR test on arrival, in order to avoid quarantine.
Updated on: 11/20/2020 3:01:52 PM

Netherlands (the)

The Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) advises against all but essential travel to the Netherlands. This is based on the current assessment of COVID-19 risks. Anyone arriving back to the UK, from The Netherlands, from Saturday 15th August will be required to quarantine for 14 days. 

From 13 October 2020, if you’re travelling to the Netherlands from the UK, you should self-isolate for ten days upon arrival in the Netherlands. If you are staying in the Netherlands for fewer than ten days then you should quarantine for the duration of your stay.

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Foreign tourism allowed for EU + UK citizens. If you’re travelling to or from the Netherlands you must complete a health screening form.

Social Distancing

Face masks have become mandatory in most areas of Netherlands, for anyone over the age of 13

Quarantine Period

UK arrivals in the Netherlands must self-isolate for 10 days. You must self isolate for 14 days when returning to the UK.
Updated on: 10/23/2020 3:08:58 PM

New Zealand

The Foreign & Commonwealth Office states that from 4 July, there are exemptions for travelling to certain countries that no longer pose a high risk for British travellers. New Zealand (and The Cook islands) are exempt from the FCO advice against all non-essential international travel. This is based on the current assessment of COVID-19 risks. This advice is being kept under constant review.

New Zealand's borders are essentially closed at present, with any small exceptions having to self isolate for 14 days on arrival.

NZ government have implemented another local lockdown in Auckland as there has been 4 new cases recently. 

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Foreign Tourism

All international tourism banned

Social Distancing

Quarantine Period

14 days plus testing
Updated on: 8/12/2020 3:58:00 PM

Norway

The Foreign & Commonwealth Office states that from 4 July, there are exemptions for travelling to certain countries that no longer pose a high risk for British travellers. Norway has formed a 'travel bridge' with the UK, meaning that UK residents can travel to Norway without having to quarantine for 14 days upon return. This advice is being kept under constant review.

From midnight on 21 August, UK residents will be required to self-quarantine for 10 days on arrival. 

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Foreign Tourism

Entry to Norway depends on your country of residence. From 15 July, travellers normally resident in the UK may enter Norway

Social Distancing

Quarantine Period

From midnight on 21 August, UK residents will be required to self-quarantine for 10 days on arrival
Updated on: 9/1/2020 3:12:35 PM

Poland

The Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO) advises against all non-essential travel to Poland, based on the current assessment of COVID-19 risks in the country.

If you are returning to the UK from Poland on or after 4am on 3 October, you will need to self-isolate on your return.

You are not required to self-isolate on arrival in Poland, if you arrive in Poland from the UK or a European Union/EFTA country.

The whole of Poland has amber zone restrictions in place from 10 October including mandatory mask wearing in public, outdoors and indoors.

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Foreign Tourism

Social Distancing

Masks are no longer compulsory in open public spaces if you are able to maintain 2m distance from others. However, they are compulsory on public transport.

Quarantine Period

No quarantine period for EU countries, yes for non-EU.
Updated on: 10/13/2020 2:09:43 PM

Portugal

The Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO) advises against all but essential travel to mainland Portugal. This is based on the current assessment of COVID-19 risks. Anyone returning to the UK from Portugal will have to self isolate for 14 days. 

UK arrivals will be subject to health screenings, plus if travelling to Madeira, Porto Santo or the Azores, you must take a COVID-19 test before you travel or on arrival.

Travellers arriving to Portugal from the UK do not have to self-isolate.

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Foreign Tourism

Accepting international tourism

Social Distancing

Different restrictions for different areas within Portugal

Quarantine Period

No enforced quarantine period on arrival in Portugal, but you will be subject to health screening on arrival
Updated on: 10/23/2020 2:05:48 PM

Russian Federation (the)

The Foreign & Commonwealth Office currently advises British nationals against all but essential international travel. This advice is being kept under constant review.

If you're arriving to Russia from the UK, you will need to: 

  • Have a valid visa
  • Prepare for temperature checks at the airport
  • Obtain and present a negative COVID-19 test certificate dated less than 72 hours before travel

If you’re returning to the UK, you will need to:

  • provide your journey and contact details
  • self-isolate for 14 days
  • All arrivals must provide a medical certificate confirming they have tested negative for COVID-19, or a medical certificate confirming a positive test for COVID-19 IgG antibodies.
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Russian authorities are beginning to lift some restrictions on international flights with certain countries. Individual airlines will have up-to-date flight information.

Social Distancing

Quarantine Period

No quarantine period necessary if you can provide a negative COVID test result
Updated on: 10/13/2020 3:15:09 PM

Spain

FCO advice against all non-essential travel to Spain now applies to the whole country, including the Balearic Islands. Any traveller returning to UK must quarantine for 14 days. This advice is being kept under constant review.

The requirement to self-isolate on return to the UK from the Canary Islands will be lifted for those arriving on or after 4am on 25 October. You must still self-isolate if returning to the UK from any other part of Spain.

On arrival, travellers entering Spain from the UK will not be required to self-isolate. However, they will be subject to the following three requirements:

  • Provide the Spanish Ministry of Health with mandatory contact information and any history of exposure to COVID-19 48 hours prior to travel
  • Temperature check
  • Undergo a visual health assessment
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Foreign Tourism

Social Distancing

Quarantine Period

UK arrivals are not required to self isolate on arrival in Spain
Updated on: 10/23/2020 2:41:10 PM

Sweden

Sweden is exempt from the Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO) advice against all non-essential international travel. This is based on the current assessment of COVID-19 risks.

From 4am on 12 September, Sweden will be added to the list of countries where self-isolation on return to the UK is not required.

There is no general quarantine obligation for travellers entering Sweden. Sweden has banned entry to non-EU and non-EEA citizens arriving from outside of the EU until at least 22 December 2020.

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Foreign Tourism

UK and EU countries only

Social Distancing

Quarantine Period

Updated on: 11/2/2020 3:14:05 PM

Switzerland

The Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) advise against all but essential travel to Switzerland. This is based on the current assessment of COVID-19 risks. Anyone returning to the UK from Switzerland is now required to self-isolate for 14 days upon return.

Travellers from the UK who do not have UK/EU/EFTA nationality are not permitted to enter Switzerland. UK travellers will no longer be required to quarantine on arrival in Switzerland. 

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Foreign Tourism

Entry in to Switzerland from the United Kingdom is permitted for British nationals and nationals of EU and EFTA countries.

Social Distancing

Face masks and keeping 1.5m distance is recommended

Quarantine Period

From 28 September, travellers who have visited the UK in the past 10 days will be required to quarantine for 10 days on entry to Switzerland
Updated on: 11/2/2020 1:25:41 PM

South Africa

The Foreign & Commonwealth Office currently advises British nationals against all but essential international travel. This advice is being kept under constant review. 

South Africa has classified countries into high, medium, and low-risk. The UK has been classified as a high-risk country. The South African authorities will not grant entry to anyone travelling from a high-risk country for tourism or leisure purposes. 

Anyone travelling to South Africa will be required to produce a paper copy of a negative COVID-19 test not older than 72 hours from the time of departure. If you fail to produce a paper copy of a negative COVID-19 test you will be required to quarantine at a government-appointed facility at your own cost.

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Foreign Tourism

From 1 October, South Africa has re-opened its borders to certain countries

Social Distancing

Quarantine Period

Anyone travelling to South Africa will be required to produce a paper copy of a negative COVID-19 test not older than 72 hours from the time of departure.
Updated on: 10/6/2020 3:11:41 PM

Thailand

Thailand is exempt from the Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO)’s advice against all non-essential international travel. This is based on the current assessment of COVID-19 risks.

From 4am on 19 September, Thailand will be added to the list of countries where self-isolation on return to the UK is not required

The FCO advise against going to: 

  • Pattani
  • Yala
  • Narathiwat
  • Southern Songkhla province.

If you’re eligible to enter, you will be subject to a 14-day state quarantine at a Thai government-designated facility at your own expense.

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Foreign Tourism

Only certain categories of foreign nationals are permitted to enter or transit Thailand.

Social Distancing

Quarantine Period

Arrivals will be subject to a 14-day state quarantine at a Thai government-designated facility at your own expense.
Updated on: 10/1/2020 3:10:50 PM

Turkey

The Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO) advises against all non-essential travel to Turkey, based on the current assessment of COVID-19 risks in the country.

If you are returning to the UK from Turkey on or after 4am on 3 October, you will need to self-isolate on your return.

The FCDO advise against all travel to:

  • areas within 10 km of the border with Syria, except the city of Kilis (see below)
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Foreign Tourism

Social Distancing

As of 8 September the wearing of masks is mandatory at all times outside the home throughout Turkey.

Quarantine Period

All arrivals into Turkey will be subject to a medical evaluation for symptoms of coronavirus, including temperature checks.
Updated on: 10/2/2020 3:19:30 PM

United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (the)

From 5th November 2020, England will enter a second lockdown period. The Government is taking the following action:

  1. Requiring people to stay at home, except for specific purposes.
  2. Preventing gathering with people you do not live with, except for specific purposes.
  3. Closing certain businesses and venues.
  4. No overnight stays / non-essential international travel
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Foreign Tourism

Social Distancing

1 metre + and face masks are mandatory on public transport & shops.

Quarantine Period

Any country with an 'travel corridor' with UK is not required to self isolate upon arrival.
Updated on: 11/2/2020 3:33:56 PM

United States of America (the)

The Foreign & Commonwealth Office currently advises British nationals against all but essential international travel. This advice is being kept under constant review.

British nationals cannot enter the USA if they have been in the UK, Ireland, Schengen zone, Iran, Brazil or China within the previous 14 days.

If you are eligible to gain entry to USA, you must quarantine for 14 days on arrival. 

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Foreign Tourism

British nationals cannot enter the USA if they have been in the UK, Ireland, Schengen zone, Iran, Brazil, or China within the previous 14 days.

Social Distancing

Quarantine Period

Those allowed entry to the USA must be prepared to self-isolate for up to 14 days after arrival.
Updated on: 10/23/2020 2:03:47 PM