Coronavirus (COVID-19): what you need to do

Stay at home

  • Only go outside for food, health reasons or work (but only if you cannot work from home)
  • If you go out, stay 2 metres (6ft) away from other people at all times
  • Wash your hands as soon as you get home

Do not meet others, even friends or family.

You can spread the virus even if you don’t have symptoms.

Going and being abroad

Guidance and regulation

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  1. Travel advice: coronavirus (COVID-19)

    Guidance for British people travelling overseas during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

  2. Support for British nationals abroad: A guide

    This guide highlights some of the main ways you can help yourself stay safe abroad and what help the FCO can provide.

  3. Coronavirus (COVID-19): travel advice for educational settings

    Advice for educational settings, and their students and staff, who are travelling or planning to travel during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.

  4. COVID-19: advice for the freight transport industry

    Guidance for the freight transport industry on international travel following government advice for British nationals.

  5. Living in Spain

    Official information for UK nationals moving to or living in Spain, including guidance on residency, healthcare, passports and the Withdrawal Agreement.

  6. Cruise ship travel

    Guidance for British people about cruise ship holidays, with specific advice for people aged 70 and over and people with health conditions.

  7. Foreign travel insurance

    Wherever you’re travelling, it's important to take out comprehensive travel insurance before you go

  8. Living in Europe

    Information for UK nationals living in the EU, EEA EFTA, Switzerland and Ireland, including guidance on residency, healthcare and the Withdrawal Agreement.

  9. Living in France

    Official information for UK nationals moving to and living in France need to know, including guidance on residency, healthcare, driving and the Withdrawal Agreement.

  10. Notarial and Documentary Services Guide for Thailand

    Documents, certificates, letters and notes available at the British Embassy in Thailand.

  11. Living in Germany

    Official information for UK nationals moving to and living in Germany, including guidance on residency, healthcare, driving and the Withdrawal Agreement.

  12. Posting passports and documents

    Information on methods used by Her Majesty's Passport Office to send passports and documents.

  13. Living in Portugal

    Official information for UK nationals moving to or living in Portugal, including guidance on residency, healthcare, passports and the Withdrawal Agreement.

  14. Pet travel to Europe from 1 January 2021

    How to prepare for travel with your pet to any EU country from 1 January 2021.

  15. Living in Italy

    Official information for UK nationals moving to or living in Italy, including guidance on residency, healthcare, passports and the Withdrawal Agreement.

  16. Coronavirus (COVID-19) essential international travel guidance

    This page provides guidance on travel during the COVID-19 pandemic.

  17. Healthcare for UK nationals visiting the EU

    How to get state healthcare when you’re on holiday or travelling to a country in the EU, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway or Switzerland.

  18. South Africa coronavirus lockdown: hotels list

    These hotels across South Africa can accommodate British people during the coronavirus (COVID-19) lockdown.

  19. Spain: lawyers

    Lists of English-speaking lawyers for British nationals in Spain.

  20. Living in the Netherlands

    Official information for UK nationals moving to and living in the Netherlands, including guidance on residency, healthcare, driving and the Withdrawal Agreement.