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Coronavirus (COVID-19): transport and travel guidance

Information for people using transport or working in the transport sector during the coronavirus outbreak.

Local restriction tiers begin in England from 2 December

Find out about the new local restrictions tiers and what you can and cannot do.

Walking, cycling, driving and travelling by public transport

You can help control coronavirus and travel safely by walking and cycling, if you can. Where this is not possible, use public transport or drive.

Transport operators and workers

Cars, vans, motorbikes

Bus and lorry drivers

Freight, bus and road transport businesses

Maritime and shipping

Aviation and flying

Overseas travel

COVID-19 travel guidance

The Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) provides guidance on COVID and non-COVID risks overseas. The FCDO currently advises against all but essential travel to many countries and territories on the basis of COVID risks. You should check the travel advice for your destination.

Travel disruption is possible worldwide. Other countries may bring in new measures with little notice such as border closures, movement restrictions or quarantine rules. Travellers should be prepared to stay overseas longer than planned.

Published 7 April 2020
Last updated 11 June 2020 + show all updates
  1. Aviation operator and passenger guidance added.

  2. Guidance for safer travel and safer transport operations during the next phase of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

  3. First published.