Coronavirus (COVID-19): countries and territories exempt from advice against ‘all but essential’ international travel
Friday, October 2nd, 2020 | News
The FCDO has a global advisory against ‘all but essential’ travel, but exempts destinations that do not pose an unacceptably high risk for British travellers.
About the exempt countries and territories list
Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO) travel advice reflects the latest assessment of risks to British nationals in each country or territory overseas.
The FCDO continues to advise against non-essential international travel at this time, except to the countries and territories listed on this page.
The list includes all countries and territories assessed as not posing an unacceptably high risk to British travellers, based on the latest assessment of COVID-19 risks overseas. It does not reflect any entry restrictions that these countries and territories may require British travellers to comply with. You should check the relevant travel advice page for information on any such restrictions.
All our travel advice remains under constant review to ensure it reflects our latest assessment of risk to British nationals overseas.
Plan for travelling abroad
While the global coronavirus pandemic continues, no travel is risk-free, and your travel abroad may be disrupted. If you plan to travel:
- read the coronavirus travel guidance to make sure you are prepared for your travel
- read the Travel Advice for your destination, for information on current entry requirements and any local coronavirus measures that you will need to follow
- sign up for email alerts for Travel Advice to ensure you are informed of any changes while you are travelling
Exempt countries and territories list
Countries and territories that are currently exempt from advice against ‘all but essential’ international travel:
- Faroe Islands and Greenland
- Greece (not including Lesvos, Tinos, Serifos, Mykonos, Crete, Santorini and Zakynthos)
- Madeira and the Azores (not including mainland Portugal)
- San Marino
- Antigua & Barbuda
- British Virgin Islands
- Cayman Islands
- Falkland Islands
- South Georgia & the South Sandwich Islands
- St Barthélemy
- St Kitts and Nevis
- St Lucia
- St Pierre and Miquelon
- St Vincent and The Grenadines
- British Indian Ocean Territory
- Cook Islands
- Hong Kong
- New Caledonia
- New Zealand
- South Korea
- Sri Lanka
- Wallis and Futuna
Returning to the UK: travel corridors list
To find out about ‘travel corridor’ countries, territories or regions you may be able to return from without having to self-isolate, view the latest self-isolation guidance and list of travel corridors for:
You must always complete the passenger locator form online before you arrive in the UK. This applies even if you’re travelling from a ‘travel corridor’ country and do not have to self-isolate when you arrive.