Full list of countries where FCO is advising against travel amidst coronavirus

The coronavirus pandemic has wreaked havoc on millions of holidaymakers' travel plans in recent months.

The FCO has been forced to amend its travel advice as countries impose new restrictions for visitors, as well as trying to contain the spread of the virus.

It has prompted the FCO to advise against all but essential travel to over 35 countries including China, Cyprus, Italy, Spain, Poland, the USA and South Africa.

The change in advice isn't always for the entire country; in some cases it's for specific regions or due to border closures.

As the pandemic continues, there have been thousands of flight cancellations (you can see the full list of affected airlines here ), cruise lines cancelling sailings , and uncertainty about whether to go ahead with travel plans.

To shed some light, we have guides on coronavirus travel advice including what to do if your holiday destination is affected, as well as what insurance covers in the case of an outbreak.


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In the meantime, you can see the full list of countries where the FCO advises against all but essential travel amidst coronavirus outbreaks.

If the FCO does advise against travel to a destination where you had a holiday booked, your travel firm should get in touch to discuss your options – this may include rebooking your trip for a later date.

ABTA explains: "Tour operators can offer alternative holidays if they are able to. If these mean a significant change to the original arrangements, for example spending the whole or part of the holiday in a different country, you aren’t obliged to accept the alternative and will be entitled to a full refund of the package price."

Full list of countries where FCO advises against all but essential travel

The below list is correct at the time of writing but subject to change. If you have travel plans you should check the latest FCO advice – you can search for your destination here .

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