The FCO has updated its global advisory against ‘all but essential’ travel, exempting destinations that no longer pose an unacceptably high risk for British travellers.
These countries have been assessed as no longer presenting an unacceptably high risk to British people travelling abroad. According to the Foreign & Commonwealth Office (FCO) travel advice is based on risks to British nationals, including in-country public health assessments.
The FCO continues to advise against non-essential international travel, except to the countries and territories listed on this page.
This list of exempted countries is based on FCO advice from assessing the risk of travelling to specific countries and is as follows. Note that you can click on the individual destinations for any specific advice relating to that destination.
The information in this blog was correct as of the 7th July 2020. It may have been updated and you are advised to check https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/ for the very latest advice:
Exempt countries and territories
- Czech Republic
- France (overseas territories of France are listed separately, where included in the exemption)
- The Netherlands (not including the constituent countries and special municipalities located in the Dutch Caribbean)
- Portugal (only The Azores and Madeira)
- San Marino
- Antigua & Barbuda
- Cayman Islands
- South Georgia & the South Sandwich Islands
- St Kitts and Nevis
- St Lucia
- St Pierre and Miquelon
- St Vincent and The Grenadines
- Trinidad and Tobago
- Turks and Caicos Islands
- French Polynesia
- Hong Kong
- New Zealand
- South Korea
- Wallis and Futuna