Foreign travel advice


Warnings and insurance

The Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO) provides advice about risks of travel to help British nationals make informed decisions. Find out more about FCDO travel advice.

Ukraine-Poland border

FCDO advises against all but essential travel to the following western regions (oblasts) of Ukraine: 

  • Zakarpattia 
  • Ivano-Frankivsk 
  • Ternopil 
  • Chernivtsi 
  • Lviv 
  • Volyn 
  • Rivne 
  • Zhytomyr 

FCDO advises against all travel to within 50km of the borders of Volyn, Rivne and Zhytomyr with Belarus and the rest of Ukraine.

For the latest information, check the Ukraine travel advice. The Russian invasion of Ukraine is ongoing. Russian military strikes have taken place in Ukraine within 20km of the Polish border. Access to the border is restricted. See safety and security.

Before you travel

No travel can be guaranteed safe. Read all the advice in this guide as well as support for British nationals abroad which includes:

  • advice on preparing for travel abroad and reducing risks
  • information for women, LGBT+ and disabled travellers

Follow and contact FCDO travel on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. You can also sign up to get email notifications when this advice is updated.

Travel insurance

If you choose to travel, research your destinations and get appropriate travel insurance. Insurance should cover your itinerary, planned activities and expenses in an emergency.