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The Foreign Office is advising against all but essential travel to an increasing number of countries because of coronavirus. Some destinations have travel restrictions, quarantine measures, border closures and health screenings in place due to the outbreak. If travellers have recently been on another trip abroad to affected countries, entry to other destinations could be denied or travellers quarantined.

This article is being updated daily. It was last updated at 4.15pm, 16 March

The FCO is advising against all but essential travel to:

Europe: Albania, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Italy, Kosovo, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Montenegro, Norway, Poland, San Marino, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Madeira and Porto Santo (Portugal), Romania

Asia: Myanmar, China, Timor-Leste, Indonesia, North Korea, Daegu, Cheongdo and Gyeongsan (South Korea), Mongolia, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Vietnam

North America: US

Central America and the Caribbean: Belize, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica, Panama

South America: Argentina, Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, Paraguay, Peru, Suriname

Africa: South Africa, Kenya, Equatorial Guinea, Ghana, Malawi, Morocco, Sierra Leone

Cruise ships
The FCO is advising against all travel on cruise ships for passengers aged 70 years and over or those with high-risk conditions. Some destinations are placing bans on cruise ships docking or passengers disembarking, including Australia, Chile, Colombia, Greece, Italy, Montenegro and Portugal.

The following countries have other restrictions and measures in place that may affect UK nationals (but the FCO is not advising against travelling there currently):

Europe

* EU proposes suspension of non-essential travel

The EU is proposing that all non-essential travel should be suspended to European Union for 30 days, the president of the EU commission has announced. This would affect travel from outside the EU, but the UK would be exempt.

Austria
There are no direct flights between Austria and the UK, or direct air or rail connections from Austria to Italy, France, Spain or Switzerland. Any travellers coming from Italy by road will be stopped at the border and must present a health certificate stating that they are not affected by coronavirus. Ski resorts closed on 15 March in Tirol, Salzburg and Vorarlberg. Restaurants and shops open at limited hours.

Belgium, Bulgaria, France, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Luxembourg, Monaco, Netherlands, Romania and Switzerland
Cultural and sporting activities are prohibited; large gatherings restricted; restaurants and bars are closed; shops likely to be open at limited hours; public transport limited; and health screenings on arrival likely.

Croatia and Bosnia and Herzegovina
Self-quarantine for 14 days. Some borders are closed and flights schedules limited.

Cyprus, Macedonia and Ukraine
Ban on entry for UK travellers.

Germany
Self-quarantine for 14 days for anyone who has been in Italy, Switzerland or Austria in the 14 days before arrival. Land border restrictions with Austria, Denmark, France, Luxembourg and Switzerland (ie cross-border commuters and deliveries only).

Hungary
Self-quarantine for 14 days for travellers who have recently been in China, Italy, Iran, Israel or South Korea. Cultural and sporting activities are prohibited; restaurants and bars are closed; shops likely to be open at limited hours; health screenings on arrival likely.

Moldova
No direct flights to the rest of Europe. Ban on entry to travellers who have been in China, Hong Kong, Iran, Italy, Japan, Macao, South Korea or Taiwan in the 14 days before arrival.

Portugal
Land border restrictions with Spain (ie cross-border commuters and deliveries only).

Russia
Self-quarantine of 14 days for travellers who have recently been in China, Italy, Iran, France, Germany, South Korea or Spain. All borders closed except with Azerbaijan and Finland.

Serbia
Ban on entry to travellers who have recently been in China, South Korea, Iran, Switzerland, Romania, France, Slovenia, Spain, Greece, Germany or Austria.

Turkey
Some flights to Europe suspended. Ban on entry to travellers who have been in or transited through China, Iran, Italy or South Korea in the 14 days before arrival.

No specific warnings
For UK nationals, there are currently no travel warnings or restrictions (relating to coronavirus) in place to the following countries. However, some have confirmed cases of coronavirus, with health screenings likely on arrival and quarantine possible: Armenia, Andorra, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Liechtenstein, Sweden.

Asia

Bahrain
Suspension of visas on arrival scheme. Self-quarantine for 14 days.

Bangladesh
Suspension of visa on arrival scheme. Ban on entry to travellers who have recently been in Europe (not including UK).

Bhutan, Kuwait, Qatar, Oman and Turkmenistan
Ban on entry to UK travellers.

Brunei
Self-monitor for 14 days.

Hong Kong, Israel, Macao, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Taiwan and Uzbekistan
Self-quarantine for 14 days.

India
All visas and e-visas invalid. Quarantine of 14 days for anyone who has recently visited China, Italy, Iran, South Korea, France, Spain or Germany.

Japan
Ban on entry to travellers who have been in China, Iran or Italy in the 14 days before arrival.

Jordan
No commercial flights in or out of Jordan, and all land and sea borders closed.

Lebanon
Direct flights suspended from affected countries on 17 March. Airlines flying into Beirut Rafic Hariri airport are being asked to refuse passengers who have been in the UK, France, Egypt, Syria, Iraq, Germany or Spain. UK nationals are strongly advised to review travel plans here.

Maldives
Ban on entry to travellers who have been in Bangladesh, China, Iran, Italy or South Korea (Gyeongsang) in the 14 days before arrival.

Malaysia
Ban on entry to all travellers and on large events for 14 days from 18 March.

Pakistan
International flights are limited to Karachi, Islamabad and Lahore airports, and some borders closed.

Tajikistan
Ban on entry to travellers who have been in or transited through, China, Iran, Italy or South Korea in the 14 days before arrival.

Thailand
Travellers who have recently been in affected countries require a health certificate stating that they are not affected by coronavirus. Self-monitor for 14 days. Songkran celebrations postponed and other large gatherings likely to be cancelled or postponed.

No specific warnings
For UK nationals, there are currently no travel warnings or restrictions (relating to coronavirus) in place to the following countries. However, some have confirmed cases of coronavirus, with health screenings likely on arrival, and quarantined possible: Cambodia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Nepal and UAE.

Americas

Aruba
Ban on entry to UK travellers.

Antigua & Barbuda, and Bahamas
Ban on entry to travellers who have recently been in China, Iran, Italy, Japan, South Korea or Singapore.

Barbados
Quarantine 14 days for any travellers recently been in Italy in the 14 days before arrival.

Bermuda and Canada
Self-quarantine for 14 days.

Saint Lucia
Ban on entry to travellers who have been in China, Hong Kong, Japan, Italy, South Korea or Singapore in the 14 days before arrival.

Saint Vincent & the Grenadines
Ban on entry to travellers who have been in China, Italy or Iran in the 14 days before arrival.

Grenada, Trinidad & Tobago
Ban on entry to travellers who have been in China, France, Germany, Iran, Italy, Japan, Singapore, South Korea or Spain in the 14 days before arrival.

Guyana
Self-quarantine for 14 days for travellers who have recently been in Brazil, China, Dominican Republic, Iran, Italy, Japan, Jamaica, Malaysia, Panama, Thailand, St Vincent & the Grenadines, Singapore, South Korea or US

Turks & Caicos
Ban on entry to travellers who have been in China, Iran, Italy, Japan, Macao, South Korea or Singapore in the 21 days before arrival.

Uruguay
Self-quarantine for 14 days for travellers who have recently been in China, South Korea, Italy, Japan, Singapore, Iran, France or Germany.

No specific warnings
For UK nationals, there are currently no travel warnings or restrictions (relating to coronavirus) in place to the following countries. However, some have confirmed cases of coronavirus, with health screenings likely on arrival, and quarantined possible: Brazil, Cayman Islands, Chile, Costa Rica, Cuba, Curacao, Dominica, Falkland Islands, Mexico, Nicaragua, Saint Kitts and Nevis and Saint Maarten.

Oceania

Australia, New Zealand and Solomon Islands
Self-quarantine for 14 days.

Fiji
Ban on entry to anyone who has been in China, Iran, Italy or South Korea.

French Polynesia
All travellers require a health certificate stating that they do not have coronavirus.

Kiribati, Micronesia and Tonga
Must have been spent 14 days in a country without any cases prior to arrival.

Nauru
Ban on entry to travellers who have been in or transited through China, Hong Kong, Iran, Italy, Macao or South Korea in the 21 days before arrival.

Palau
Ban on entry to travellers who have been in China, Hong Kong or Macao in the 14 days before arrival.

Vanuatu
Ban on entry to travellers who have been in China, Hong Kong Japan, Macao, South Korea, Singapore or Taiwan in the 14 days before arrival.

No specific warnings
For UK nationals, there are currently no travel warnings or restrictions (relating to coronavirus) in place to the following countries. However, some have confirmed cases of coronavirus, with health screenings likely on arrival, and quarantine possible: Marshall Islands, New Caledonia, Papua New Guinea and Samoa.

Africa

Angola, Congo, Mauritius and Seychelles
Ban on entry to travellers who have recently been in China, Iran, Italy or South Korea.

Benin, Botswana, Democratic Republic of Congo, Ethiopia, Mozambique, Rwanda, Senegal, Tunisia and Uganda
Self-quarantine for 14 days for travellers who have recently been in affected countries.

Comoros
Must have been spent 14 days in a country without any cases prior to arrival.

Egypt
All air traffic suspended 19 to 31 March.

Eritrea
Quarantine of 14 days for travellers who have recently been in China, South Korea, Italy, Germany or US.

Guinea
Visitors must submit their passports for a 14-day monitoring period.

Madagascar
No commercial passenger flights with Europe for 30 days from 20 March.

No specific warnings
For UK nationals, there are currently no travel warnings or restrictions (relating to coronavirus) in place to the following countries. However, some have confirmed cases of coronavirus, with health screenings likely on arrival, and quarantined possible: Algeria, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Côte d’Ivoire, Eswatini, Gabon, Gambia, Guinea-Bissau, Lesotho, Namibia, Nigeria, Tomé & Príncipe, Tanzania, Togo, Zambia and Zimbabwe.



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