On 23rd March 2020 the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) issued advice that all British people travelling abroad should return to the UK now, if commercial flights are still available.
International travel is becoming very limited as air routes close, land borders close and new restrictions are put in place that prevent flights from leaving. If you’re travelling abroad, you should contact your airline or travel company now and keep up-to-date with the FCO travel advice pages.
The FCO also advises British people against all non-essential travel worldwide. This advice took effect immediately on 17 March and applies initially for 30 days. To change or cancel your travel plans, you should both:
- contact your airline, travel company, cruise line or other transport and accommodation providers
- get in touch with your insurance provider
Latest travel advice and guidance
- View the latest travel advice, including for those travelling to and returning from affected countries.
- The Association of British Insurers' information on travel insurance following the outbreak.