Where can I travel to now? Full list of countries and territories now exempt from the FCO's 'all but essential travel' restrictions

The FCO recently updated its global advisory against ‘all but essential’ travel, which exempts some destinations that “no longer pose an unacceptably high risk for British travellers”

Wednesday, 8th July 2020, 9:14 am
Updated Wednesday, 8th July 2020, 9:16 am

These exemptions came into effect on 4 July, but all of the FCO’s advice will remain under constant review in order to take into account the latest situation in each country.

The FCO explains that “these countries have been assessed as no longer presenting an unacceptably high risk to British people travelling abroad.”

FCO travel advice is based on risks to British nationals, including in-country public health assessments.

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The FCO recently updated its global advisory against ‘all but essential’ travel, which exempts some destinations that “no longer pose an unacceptably high risk for British travellers” (Photo: Shutterstock)

What does the exemption mean?

The list of exempted countries is based on FCO advice from assessing the risk of travelling to specific countries.

However, some travel restrictions may still be in place when arriving in one of the countries on the list, or when returning to the UK.

The Department for Transport has also issued a list of countries that travellers can visit, without having to self-isolate on their return to England. This comes into place on 10 July.

However, the FCO notes that the global coronavirus pandemic is ongoing and that “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

This is the full list of countries and territories exempt from the FCO’s ‘all but essential’ travel restrictions.

Austria

Andorra

Belgium

Croatia

Cyprus

Czech Republic

Denmark

Estonia

Finland

France (overseas territories of France are listed separately, where included in the exemption)

Germany

Gibraltar

Greece

Hungary

Iceland

Ireland

Italy

Latvia

Liechtenstein

Lithuania

Luxembourg

Malta

Monaco

The Netherlands (not including the constituent countries and special municipalities located in the Dutch Caribbean)

Norway

Poland

Portugal (only The Azores and Madeira)

San Marino

Serbia

Slovakia

Slovenia

Spain

Switzerland

Turkey

Antigua & Barbuda

Bahamas

Barbados

Bermuda

Canada

Cayman Islands

Dominica

Grenada

Jamaica

Martinique

South Georgia & the South Sandwich Islands

St Kitts and Nevis

St Lucia

St Pierre and Miquelon

St Vincent and The Grenadines

Trinidad and Tobago

Turks and Caicos Islands

Australia

Brunei

French Polynesia

Hong Kong

Japan

Macao

Malaysia

New Zealand

Taiwan

Thailand

Singapore

South Korea

Vietnam

Wallis and Futuna

Reunion

British Antarctic Territory

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