Coronavirus travel advice

Coronavirus is currently spreading across numerous countries around the world and here at Weather2Travel.com we want to help you find the right advice whether you've booked to travel or have plans to travel in the coming months.

Travel advice by country

You'll find information including a brief rundown of the virus, Covid testing for travel, vaccine roll out around the world, and the best online resources as well as suggestions and pointers to help you with any travel-related queries.

Please note: this page is designed to give advice to UK travellers during the coronavirus outbreak. For any medical queries, please refer to NHS 111 and GOV.UK.

What is coronavirus?

Novel coronavirus, or Sars-CoV-2 as it's officially known, is a new virus from the much wider family of coronaviruses. Various strains are well known, such as SARS, however, this is the first time novel coronavirus has been found in humans.

The virus causes the disease Covid-19. The majority of people who have been infected have suffered mild symptoms but, as we know, it can be fatal.

As this is a new illness, researchers are still trying to figure out exactly how it is spread from person to person. However, as similar diseases can be contracted by breathing the virus in after an infected person coughs, for example, this is considered to be one of the most likely ways of becoming infected. The NHS states that "it's very unlikely it can be spread through things like packages or food."

As coronavirus is a respiratory infection, some of the most common symptoms include difficulty breathing, a new cough and a fever which comes and goes.

If you believe you have contracted coronavirus or simply feel unwell, it is best to stay home, self isolate and visit the NHS's dedicated 111 coronavirus website to avoid putting more strain on the 111 call network unless it is an emergency.

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Latest country updates & travel advice about the coronavirus © doucefleur - Adobe Stock

There are simple steps that can help you stay protected against coronavirus:

  • do not touch your face - eyes, nose or mouth - if you have not washed your hands
  • wash your hands with soap and water often for at least 20 seconds
  • remember to wash your hands as soon as you arrive at your destination
  • use hand sanitiser if soap and water are not available
  • be sure to cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or your sleeve (not your hands) when you cough or sneeze
  • dispose of used tissues immediately and wash your hands after
  • avoid close contact with anyone who is ill or showing symptoms

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Coronavirus & travel - FAQs

I've booked a cruise - should I still go?

The answer to this depends on your cruise line and the destinations you are due to visit.

For example, almost all cruise companies have cancelled cruises departing in the next few months. Those that have not been cancelled will likely be cancelled as the departure date approaches, however, all cruise companies are offering alternative cruises later in the year or in 2021 or a refund.

For detailed information, it's best to check with your individual cruise provider and also with Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA). The UK government has advised elderly people not to take any cruises for now.

Will I be insured if I travel?

This depends on the details of your specific travel insurance policy, so you will need to contact your provider directly to find this out.

It is worth noting that most insurance providers are now not selling travel insurance to new customers and some have even changed the cover for existing customers with respect to travel disruption and coronavirus. Which? Travel has an authoritative guide* worth reading.

Can I change or cancel my flight?

Airlines have different cancellation policies and many, such as British Airways and Virgin Atlantic, are offering more flexible options for anyone looking to change or cancel an existing booking during the coronavirus outbreak.

You will need to find out more from your specific airline, however, as Ts&Cs will vary.

My flight's been cancelled - what are my rights?

If your flight originates in the EU (including the UK) and is operated by any airline, or is due to arrive in the EU (including the UK) and is operated by an EU airline, the airline is obliged to offer you either a refund or the opportunity to book an alternative flight at no extra cost.

Unfortunately, some airlines are trying to avoid giving refunds and are not making it easy for customers to get them.

However, it is your right to receive a refund if you do not want a voucher or to re-book at a later date. For more information, contact your airline, visit the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) and read what Which? Travel* has to say about your consumer rights over cancelled flights.

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Advice from travel companies

For up-to-date information on existing holiday bookings and future travel plans, visit travel company websites for the latest updates on any specific travel issues including the coronavirus.

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Find out more: the very best way to stay up-to-date with the latest information on coronavirus and travel is to visit the FCO.

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Coronavirus statistics by region

Africa

Country Total cases Total deaths New cases* New deaths* Updated
Algeria 119,805 3,160 163 5 20/04/21
Angola 24,518 563 129 2 20/04/21
Benin 7,611 95 0 0 20/04/21
Botswana 44,702 684 627 13 20/04/21
Burkina Faso 13,148 154 19 0 20/04/21
Burundi 3,477 6 0 0 20/04/21
Cameroon 64,809 939 0 0 20/04/21
Cape Verde 20,627 193 161 1 20/04/21
Central African Republic 5,787 75 0 0 20/04/21
Chad 4,708 169 2 0 20/04/21
Congo-Brazzaville 10,084 139 0 0 20/04/21
Congo-Kinshasa 28,956 745 0 0 20/04/21
Djibouti 10,510 119 50 3 20/04/21
Egypt 217,186 12,778 852 40 20/04/21
Equatorial Guinea 7,259 106 0 0 20/04/21
Eritrea 3,537 10 46 0 20/04/21
Ethiopia 243,631 3,392 1,603 22 20/04/21
Gabon 22,032 136 174 3 20/04/21
Gambia 5,720 170 0 0 20/04/21
Ghana 91,709 771 0 0 20/04/21
Guinea 21,612 138 152 0 20/04/21
Guinea-Bissau 3,712 66 0 0 20/04/21
Ivory Coast 45,570 274 10 0 20/04/21
Kenya 151,894 2,501 241 20 20/04/21
Lesotho 10,720 316 11 1 20/04/21
Liberia 2,042 85 0 0 20/04/21
Libya 172,464 2,908 584 12 20/04/21
Malawi 33,959 1,139 18 1 20/04/21
Mali 13,145 441 75 8 20/04/21
Mauritania 18,142 454 13 1 20/04/21
Morocco 505,949 8,952 138 7 20/04/21
Mozambique 69,228 800 25 2 20/04/21
Namibia 46,773 604 118 0 20/04/21
Niger 5,131 190 0 0 20/04/21
Nigeria 164,303 2,061 70 0 20/04/21
Rwanda 23,934 326 46 1 20/04/21
Sao Tome & Principe 2,275 35 0 0 20/04/21
Senegal 39,821 1,091 39 0 20/04/21
Sierra Leone 4,038 79 10 0 20/04/21
Somalia 13,324 678 245 8 20/04/21
South Africa 1,567,513 53,757 744 21 20/04/21
South Sudan 10,473 114 0 0 20/04/21
Sudan 33,022 2,281 0 73 20/04/21
Swaziland 18,417 671 0 0 20/04/21
Tanzania 509 21 0 0 20/04/21
Togo 12,553 120 20 1 20/04/21
Tunisia 287,061 9,825 1,571 42 20/04/21
Uganda 41,396 339 18 1 20/04/21
Western Sahara 10 1 0 0 08/12/20
Zambia 90,942 1,236 24 1 20/04/21

*Recorded in the past day.

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Asia

Country Total cases Total deaths New cases* New deaths* Updated
Afghanistan 57,898 2,546 105 7 20/04/21
Armenia 208,818 3,895 298 17 20/04/21
Azerbaijan 301,661 4,169 995 29 20/04/21
Bahrain 165,118 600 1,008 6 20/04/21
Bangladesh 723,221 10,497 4,271 112 20/04/21
Bhutan 961 1 4 0 20/04/21
Brunei 221 3 0 0 20/04/21
Cambodia 7,013 45 624 2 20/04/21
China 90,520 4,636 10 0 20/04/21
East Timor 1,368 2 62 0 20/04/21
Georgia 295,936 3,949 578 10 20/04/21
Hong Kong 11,695 209 12 0 20/04/21
India 15,319,807 180,529 259,053 1,761 20/04/21
Indonesia 1,609,300 43,567 4,952 143 20/04/21
Iran 2,261,435 67,130 24,346 398 20/04/21
Iraq 984,950 15,026 7,775 45 20/04/21
Israel 837,218 6,341 171 6 20/04/21
Japan 536,713 9,598 2,272 19 20/04/21
Jordan 689,482 8,308 3,509 62 20/04/21
Kazakhstan 344,140 3,294 2,541 3 20/04/21
Kuwait 258,497 1,456 1,510 8 20/04/21
Kyrgyzstan 92,095 1,555 212 6 20/04/21
Laos 58 0 0 0 20/04/21
Lebanon 511,398 6,959 995 34 20/04/21
Macau 49 0 0 0 20/04/21
Malaysia 377,132 1,386 2,078 8 20/04/21
Maldives 26,505 70 157 0 20/04/21
Mongolia 24,195 51 1,311 2 20/04/21
Myanmar 142,644 3,206 16 0 20/04/21
Nepal 285,900 3,091 1,227 8 20/04/21
Oman 181,430 1,890 1,399 12 20/04/21
Philippines 945,745 16,048 9,612 88 20/04/21
Qatar 197,476 386 896 4 20/04/21
Saudi Arabia 405,940 6,834 970 11 20/04/21
Singapore 60,851 30 20 0 20/04/21
South Korea 115,195 1,802 549 1 20/04/21
Sri Lanka 97,105 620 309 2 20/04/21
Syria 21,279 1,456 137 10 20/04/21
Taiwan 1,076 11 3 0 20/04/21
Tajikistan 13,308 90 0 0 20/04/21
Thailand 43,742 104 1,390 3 20/04/21
UAE 498,957 1,556 1,803 2 20/04/21
Uzbekistan 86,982 638 302 0 20/04/21
Vietnam 2,791 35 6 0 20/04/21
Yemen 5,858 1,132 46 6 20/04/21

*Recorded in the past day.

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Caribbean

Country Total cases Total deaths New cases* New deaths* Updated
Anguilla 29 0 0 0 20/04/21
Antigua 1,217 31 1 0 20/04/21
Aruba 10,345 92 21 0 20/04/21
Bahamas 9,791 194 157 0 20/04/21
Barbados 3,784 44 3 0 20/04/21
British Virgin Islands 187 1 0 0 20/04/21
Cayman Islands 525 2 0 0 20/04/21
Cuba 94,571 531 1,060 6 20/04/21
Curacao 11,903 90 21 1 20/04/21
Dominica 165 0 0 0 20/04/21
Dominican Republic 261,531 3,422 402 4 20/04/21
Grenada 157 1 2 0 20/04/21
Guadeloupe 12,927 194 0 0 20/04/21
Haiti 12,918 251 0 0 20/04/21
Jamaica 44,136 727 246 4 20/04/21
Martinique 9,758 66 0 0 20/04/21
Montserrat 20 1 0 0 20/04/21
Puerto Rico 101,327 2,059 261 3 07/03/21
Sint Maarten 2,207 27 2 0 20/04/21
St Barthelemy 934 1 0 0 20/04/21
St Kitts & Nevis 44 0 0 0 20/04/21
St Lucia 4,419 69 18 2 20/04/21
St Martin 1,702 12 0 0 20/04/21
St Vincent & the Grenadines 1,819 10 0 0 20/04/21
Trinidad & Tobago 8,964 154 24 1 20/04/21
Turks & Caicos 2,369 17 0 0 20/04/21
Virgin Islands 2,714 25 0 0 07/03/21

*Recorded in the past day.

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Central America

Country Total cases Total deaths New cases* New deaths* Updated
Belize 12,558 318 20 0 20/04/21
Costa Rica 230,837 3,099 2,260 28 20/04/21
El Salvador 67,557 2,078 0 3 20/04/21
Guatemala 213,049 7,241 315 20 20/04/21
Honduras 201,677 4,963 742 6 20/04/21
Nicaragua 6,778 180 0 0 20/04/21
Panama 361,044 6,189 203 1 20/04/21

*Recorded in the past day.

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Europe

Country Total cases Total deaths New cases* New deaths* Updated
Albania 129,694 2,347 100 5 20/04/21
Andorra 12,805 123 0 0 20/04/21
Austria 595,540 9,922 2,117 24 20/04/21
Belarus 345,110 2,433 887 10 20/04/21
Belgium 0 13,891 -515,391 133 13/11/20
Bosnia & Herzegovina 191,154 7,938 2,160 150 20/04/21
Bulgaria 388,815 15,412 2,434 217 20/04/21
Croatia 308,200 6,601 410 39 20/04/21
Cyprus 57,081 294 822 3 20/04/21
Czech Republic 1,602,711 28,532 830 106 20/04/21
Denmark 243,374 2,459 741 4 20/04/21
Estonia 117,782 1,100 228 8 20/04/21
Faroe Islands 662 1 0 0 20/04/21
Finland 84,287 891 156 4 20/04/21
France 5,256,318 100,522 6,696 447 20/04/21
Germany 3,167,137 80,353 11,615 301 20/04/21
Gibraltar 4,291 94 0 0 20/04/21
Greece 316,879 9,540 1,606 78 20/04/21
Hungary 753,188 25,381 2,680 197 20/04/21
Iceland 6,329 29 43 0 20/04/21
Ireland 243,911 4,836 403 0 20/04/21
Isle of Man 1,577 29 0 0 20/04/21
Italy 3,878,994 117,243 8,863 316 20/04/21
Kosovo 101,191 2,080 0 0 20/04/21
Latvia 111,536 2,056 202 3 20/04/21
Liechtenstein 2,823 56 10 0 20/04/21
Lithuania 234,232 3,770 601 10 20/04/21
Luxembourg 65,144 786 398 1 20/04/21
Malta 30,026 409 60 0 20/04/21
Moldova 246,238 5,591 341 20 20/04/21
Monaco 2,404 31 5 0 20/04/21
Montenegro 95,695 1,438 144 9 20/04/21
Netherlands 51,351 6,137 99 1 17/07/20
North Macedonia 147,229 4,478 135 35 20/04/21
Norway 108,028 709 518 1 20/04/21
Pakistan 766,882 16,453 5,445 137 20/04/21
Poland 2,695,327 62,133 7,302 101 20/04/21
Portugal 831,221 16,946 220 1 20/04/21
Romania 1,031,072 26,381 1,768 149 20/04/21
Russia 4,657,509 104,173 8,465 339 20/04/21
San Marino 5,030 88 4 1 20/04/21
Serbia 664,972 6,026 2,604 35 20/04/21
Slovakia 376,067 11,172 93 66 20/04/21
Slovenia 232,311 4,167 240 8 20/04/21
Spain 3,428,354 77,102 21,071 121 20/04/21
Sweden 900,138 13,788 0 0 20/04/21
Switzerland 637,304 10,521 4,905 13 20/04/21
Turkey 4,323,596 36,267 55,149 341 20/04/21
UK 4,406,110 127,524 3,054 6 20/04/21
Ukraine 2,006,197 41,755 6,630 221 20/04/21

*Recorded in the past day.

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India

Country Total cases Total deaths New cases* New deaths* Updated
Andaman & Nicobar Islands 5,421 64 31 0 20/04/21
Andhra Pradesh 968,000 7,437 5,963 27 20/04/21
Arunachal Pradesh 17,052 56 65 0 20/04/21
Assam 225,822 1,142 1,367 7 20/04/21
Bihar 331,604 1,790 7,487 41 20/04/21
Chandigarh 34,546 417 612 4 20/04/21
Chhattisgarh 558,674 6,083 13,834 175 20/04/21
Dadar Nagar Haveli 22 0 n/a n/a 11/06/20
Dadra & Nagar Haveli & Daman & Diu 5,102 4 299 0 20/04/21
Delhi 877,146 12,361 23,686 240 20/04/21
Goa 68,152 900 940 17 20/04/21
Gujarat 415,972 5,494 11,403 117 20/04/21
Haryana 363,813 3,448 6,842 33 20/04/21
Himachal Pradesh 78,070 1,203 1,695 13 20/04/21
Jammu & Kashmir 148,208 2,063 1,516 6 20/04/21
Jharkhand 167,235 1,502 4,290 46 20/04/21
Karnataka 1,176,850 13,497 15,785 146 20/04/21
Kerala 1,253,068 4,950 13,644 21 20/04/21
Ladakh 12,306 133 175 0 20/04/21
Madhya Pradesh 420,977 4,636 12,897 79 20/04/21
Maharashtra 3,898,262 60,824 58,924 351 20/04/21
Manipur 29,775 377 54 1 20/04/21
Meghalaya 14,979 154 108 1 20/04/21
Mizoram 4,995 12 91 0 20/04/21
Nagaland 12,568 94 13 0 20/04/21
Odisha 372,703 1,948 4,445 4 20/04/21
Puducherry 48,336 713 565 5 20/04/21
Punjab 304,660 7,985 4,622 83 20/04/21
Rajasthan 426,584 3,204 11,967 53 20/04/21
Sikkim 6,705 136 9 0 20/04/21
Tamil Nadu 1,002,392 13,157 10,941 44 20/04/21
Telangana 361,359 1,856 5,926 18 20/04/21
Tripura 34,094 394 60 0 20/04/21
Unknown 0 0 0 0 20/04/21
Uttar Pradesh 879,831 9,997 28,211 167 20/04/21
Uttarakhand 126,193 1,892 2,160 24 20/04/21
West Bengal 668,353 10,606 8,426 38 20/04/21

*Recorded in the past day.

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Indian Ocean

Country Total cases Total deaths New cases* New deaths* Updated
Comoros 3,819 146 0 0 20/04/21
Madagascar 32,798 552 593 10 20/04/21
Mauritius 1,203 15 0 0 20/04/21
Mayotte 19,789 168 0 0 20/04/21
Reunion 18,425 135 0 0 20/04/21
Seychelles 4,976 25 54 0 20/04/21

*Recorded in the past day.

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North America

Country Total cases Total deaths New cases* New deaths* Updated
Bermuda 2,214 20 91 2 20/04/21
Canada 1,139,565 23,648 10,220 38 20/04/21
Greenland 31 0 0 0 20/04/21
Mexico 2,306,910 212,466 1,308 127 20/04/21
St Pierre & Miquelon 25 0 0 0 20/04/21
USA 28,951,241 524,311 62,103 1,558 07/03/21

*Recorded in the past day.

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Oceania

Country Total cases Total deaths New cases* New deaths* Updated
American Samoa 0 0 n/a n/a 30/03/20
Australia 29,556 910 23 0 20/04/21
Fiji 72 2 0 0 20/04/21
French Polynesia 18,708 141 12 0 20/04/21
Guam 7,749 133 1 0 07/03/21
Marshall Islands 4 0 0 0 20/04/21
New Caledonia 124 0 0 0 20/04/21
New Zealand 2,597 26 1 0 20/04/21
Northern Mariana Islands 144 2 0 0 07/03/21
Papua New Guinea 9,952 91 214 2 20/04/21
Samoa 3 0 0 0 20/04/21
Solomon Islands 20 0 0 0 20/04/21
Vanuatu 3 0 0 0 20/04/21

*Recorded in the past day.

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Pakistan

Country Total cases Total deaths New cases* New deaths* Updated
Azad Jammu & Kashmir 15,741 442 72 3 20/04/21
Balochistan 21,000 225 60 2 20/04/21
Gilgit-Baltistan 5,191 104 9 1 20/04/21
Islamabad 70,609 645 530 3 20/04/21
Khyber Pakhtunkhwa 107,309 2,920 809 21 20/04/21
Punjab 273,566 7,561 3,228 104 20/04/21
Sindh 273,466 4,556 737 3 20/04/21

*Recorded in the past day.

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South America

Country Total cases Total deaths New cases* New deaths* Updated
Argentina 2,714,475 59,476 20,461 248 20/04/21
Bolivia 290,362 12,666 1,296 18 20/04/21
Brazil 13,973,695 374,682 30,624 1,347 20/04/21
Chile 1,131,340 25,277 6,622 100 20/04/21
Colombia 2,667,136 68,748 14,189 420 20/04/21
Ecuador 360,563 17,703 17 0 20/04/21
Falkland Islands 62 0 0 0 20/04/21
French Guiana 18,081 95 0 0 20/04/21
Guyana 11,901 271 38 0 20/04/21
Paraguay 252,443 5,384 2,278 71 20/04/21
Peru 1,707,787 57,537 10,161 740 20/04/21
Suriname 9,581 187 0 0 20/04/21
Uruguay 167,033 1,971 2,289 63 20/04/21
Venezuela 184,595 1,925 1,405 20 20/04/21

*Recorded in the past day.

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Sweden

Country Total cases Total deaths New cases* New deaths* Updated
Blekinge 10,095 123 0 0 20/04/21
Dalarna 21,657 319 0 0 20/04/21
Gavleborg 31,127 537 0 0 20/04/21
Gotland 3,358 48 0 0 20/04/21
Halland 35,796 301 0 0 20/04/21
Jamtland Harjedalen 9,873 118 0 0 20/04/21
Jonkoping 36,848 542 0 0 20/04/21
Kalmar 18,209 223 0 0 20/04/21
Kronoberg 16,875 299 0 0 20/04/21
Norrbotten 18,992 248 0 0 20/04/21
Orebro 25,670 316 0 0 20/04/21
Ostergotland 31,885 593 0 0 20/04/21
Skane 133,098 1,663 0 0 20/04/21
Sormland 20,681 436 0 0 20/04/21
Stockholm 214,510 4,105 0 0 20/04/21
Uppsala 33,436 506 0 0 20/04/21
Varmland 14,852 191 0 0 20/04/21
Vasterbotten 19,575 177 0 0 20/04/21
Vasternorrland 20,861 437 0 0 20/04/21
Vastmanland 22,996 339 0 0 20/04/21
Vastra Gotaland 159,744 2,267 0 0 20/04/21

*Recorded in the past day.

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United Kingdom

Country Total cases Total deaths New cases* New deaths* Updated
Channel Islands 4,053 86 0 0 20/04/21
England 3,836,833 111,957 2,550 2 20/04/21
Northern Ireland 119,111 2,135 79 0 20/04/21
Scotland 223,914 7,642 232 0 20/04/21
Unknown 0 0 0 0 20/04/21
Wales 210,925 5,540 102 2 20/04/21

*Recorded in the past day.

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