Coronavirus (COVID-19): transport and travel guidance

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

Travel safely during the coronavirus outbreak

You can help control coronavirus and travel safely by:

  • working from home where possible
  • shopping locally and less often
  • considering all other forms of transport, such as cycling and walking, before using public transport
  • avoiding the busiest times and routes
  • keeping your distance when your travel, where possible
  • washing or sanitising your hands regularly

Do not travel

You should not travel at all if you:

Walking, cycling, driving and travelling by public transport

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 and Commonwealth Office (FCO) currently advises British nationals against all but essential international travel. Travel to some countries and territories is currently exempted. This advice is being kept under constant review.

Travel disruption is still possible and national control measures may be brought in with little notice. Check FCO coronavirus travel guidance.

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.