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.
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.
France (overseas territories of France are listed separately, where included in the exemption)
The Netherlands (not including the constituent countries and special municipalities located in the Dutch Caribbean)
Portugal (only The Azores and Madeira)
Antigua & Barbuda
South Georgia & the South Sandwich Islands
St Kitts and Nevis
St Pierre and Miquelon
St Vincent and The Grenadines
Trinidad and Tobago
Turks and Caicos Islands
Wallis and Futuna
British Antarctic Territory