The FCO updated its global advisory against ‘all but essential’ travel, exempting destinations that no longer pose an unacceptably high risk for British travellers.
These countries and territories have been assessed as no longer presenting an unacceptably high risk to British people travelling abroad. Foreign & Commonwealth Office (FCO) travel advice is based on risks to British nationals, including in-country public health assessments.
The global coronavirus pandemic is ongoing. No travel is risk-free, and disruption is still possible. If you plan to travel:
- read the coronavirus travel guidance to make sure you are prepared for your travel
- read the Travel Advice for your destination, for information on current entry requirements and any local coronavirus measures that you will need to follow
- sign up for email alerts for Travel Advice to ensure you are informed of any changes while you are travelling
All our advice will remain under constant review to take into account the latest situation in each country.
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. For the countries you may be able to return from without self-isolation, view the list of travel corridors for England and guidance for Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland.
Exempt countries and territories list
Countries and territories exempt from advice against ‘all but essential’ international travel:
- Czech Republic
- Portugal (only The Azores and Madeira)
- San Marino
- Antigua & Barbuda
- Cayman Islands
- Falkland Islands
- South Georgia & the South Sandwich Islands
- St Kitts and Nevis
- St Lucia
- St Maarten
- St Martin and St Barthélemy
- St Pierre and Miquelon
- St Vincent and The Grenadines
- Trinidad and Tobago
- British Indian Ocean Territory
- Cook Islands
- French Polynesia
- Hong Kong
- New Caledonia
- New Zealand
- South Korea
- Sri Lanka
- Wallis and Futuna