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.

Coronavirus - country by country

You'll find information including a brief rundown of the virus 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.

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

Online coronavirus resources

There is a wealth of articles and travel advice available online on the coronavirus and the impact on travellers and holidaymakers. Below is a selected collection of the most useful online resources.

In the UK

International advice

FCOFCO travel advice

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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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Latest country updates & travel advice about the coronavirus © BlueOrange Studio

Coronavirus statistics by region

Africa

Country Total cases Total deaths New cases* New deaths* Updated
Algeria 31,972 1,239 507 8 04/08/20
Angola 1,280 58 81 3 04/08/20
Benin 1,805 36 0 0 04/08/20
Botswana 804 2 0 0 04/08/20
Burkina Faso 1,150 53 7 0 04/08/20
Burundi 395 1 0 0 04/08/20
Cameroon 17,255 391 0 0 04/08/20
Cape Verde 2,583 25 36 1 04/08/20
Central African Republic 4,614 59 0 0 04/08/20
Chad 936 75 0 0 04/08/20
Congo-Brazzaville 3,546 58 346 4 04/08/20
Congo-Kinshasa 9,133 215 18 0 04/08/20
Djibouti 5,240 59 79 0 04/08/20
Egypt 94,640 4,888 157 23 04/08/20
Equatorial Guinea 4,821 83 0 0 04/08/20
Eritrea 282 0 3 0 04/08/20
Ethiopia 19,289 336 583 26 04/08/20
Gabon 7,646 51 115 1 04/08/20
Gambia 498 9 0 0 04/08/20
Ghana 37,812 191 798 9 04/08/20
Guinea 7,364 46 47 0 04/08/20
Guinea-Bissau 1,981 27 0 0 04/08/20
Ivory Coast 16,220 102 38 0 04/08/20
Kenya 22,597 382 544 13 04/08/20
Lesotho 718 19 0 0 04/08/20
Liberia 1,214 78 7 1 04/08/20
Libya 4,063 93 226 10 04/08/20
Malawi 4,272 123 41 0 04/08/20
Mali 2,543 124 2 0 04/08/20
Mauritania 6,382 157 59 0 04/08/20
Morocco 26,196 401 659 19 04/08/20
Mozambique 1,973 14 27 1 04/08/20
Namibia 2,406 12 112 1 04/08/20
Niger 1,152 69 5 0 04/08/20
Nigeria 44,129 896 288 8 04/08/20
Rwanda 2,092 5 30 0 04/08/20
Sao Tome & Principe 874 15 0 0 04/08/20
Senegal 10,386 211 42 2 04/08/20
Sierra Leone 1,848 67 5 0 04/08/20
Somalia 3,220 93 0 0 04/08/20
South Africa 516,862 8,539 5,377 173 04/08/20
South Sudan 2,429 46 0 0 04/08/20
Sudan 11,738 752 0 0 04/08/20
Swaziland 2,838 45 63 2 04/08/20
Tanzania 509 21 0 0 04/08/20
Togo 976 19 15 0 04/08/20
Tunisia 1,565 51 4 0 04/08/20
Uganda 1,195 5 13 1 04/08/20
Western Sahara 10 1 0 0 04/08/20
Zambia 6,580 171 233 1 04/08/20

*Recorded in the past day.

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Asia

Country Total cases Total deaths New cases* New deaths* Updated
Afghanistan 36,747 1,288 37 4 04/08/20
Armenia 39,102 762 52 8 04/08/20
Azerbaijan 32,684 468 241 6 04/08/20
Bahrain 41,835 150 299 3 04/08/20
Bangladesh 242,102 3,184 1,356 30 04/08/20
Bhutan 103 0 1 0 04/08/20
Brunei 141 3 0 0 04/08/20
Cambodia 240 0 0 0 04/08/20
China 84,464 4,634 36 0 04/08/20
East Timor 24 0 0 0 04/08/20
Georgia 1,179 17 2 0 04/08/20
Hong Kong 3,589 38 78 3 04/08/20
India 1,855,745 38,938 52,050 803 04/08/20
Indonesia 113,134 5,302 1,679 66 04/08/20
Iran 312,035 17,405 2,598 215 04/08/20
Iraq 131,886 4,934 2,735 66 04/08/20
Israel 74,430 546 1,615 10 04/08/20
Japan 40,095 1,018 983 5 04/08/20
Jordan 1,218 11 5 0 04/08/20
Kazakhstan 93,820 793 1,158 0 04/08/20
Kuwait 68,299 461 388 4 04/08/20
Kyrgyzstan 37,129 1,420 410 11 04/08/20
Laos 20 0 0 0 04/08/20
Lebanon 5,062 65 177 3 04/08/20
Macau 46 0 0 0 04/08/20
Malaysia 9,001 125 2 0 04/08/20
Maldives 4,293 18 129 0 04/08/20
Mongolia 293 0 0 0 04/08/20
Myanmar 355 6 2 0 04/08/20
Nepal 20,750 57 418 0 04/08/20
Oman 79,159 421 0 0 04/08/20
Philippines 106,330 2,104 3,145 45 04/08/20
Qatar 111,322 177 215 0 04/08/20
Saudi Arabia 280,093 2,949 1,258 32 04/08/20
Singapore 53,051 27 226 0 04/08/20
South Korea 14,423 301 34 0 04/08/20
Sri Lanka 2,828 11 5 0 04/08/20
Syria 847 46 38 2 04/08/20
Taiwan 474 7 -1 0 04/08/20
Tajikistan 7,538 61 43 0 04/08/20
Thailand 3,320 58 3 0 04/08/20
United Arab Emirates 61,163 351 164 0 04/08/20
Uzbekistan 26,066 157 730 6 04/08/20
Vietnam 652 7 31 1 04/08/20
Yemen 1,734 499 0 2 04/08/20

*Recorded in the past day.

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Caribbean

Country Total cases Total deaths New cases* New deaths* Updated
Anguilla 3 0 0 0 04/08/20
Antigua 92 3 1 0 04/08/20
Aruba 124 3 2 0 04/08/20
Bahamas 679 14 31 0 04/08/20
Barbados 132 7 0 0 04/08/20
British Virgin Islands 8 1 0 0 04/08/20
Cayman Islands 203 1 0 0 04/08/20
Cuba 2,670 87 24 0 04/08/20
Curacao 29 1 0 0 04/08/20
Dominica 18 0 0 0 04/08/20
Dominican Republic 73,117 1,183 874 5 04/08/20
Grenada 24 0 0 0 04/08/20
Guadeloupe 272 14 7 0 04/08/20
Haiti 7,511 166 43 1 04/08/20
Jamaica 905 12 11 0 04/08/20
Martinique 269 15 0 0 04/08/20
Montserrat 13 1 0 0 04/08/20
Puerto Rico 18,791 230 380 0 04/08/20
Sint Maarten 150 16 4 0 04/08/20
St Barthelemy 9 0 0 0 04/08/20
St Kitts & Nevis 17 0 0 0 04/08/20
St Lucia 25 0 0 0 04/08/20
St Martin 53 3 0 0 04/08/20
St Vincent & the Grenadines 55 0 0 0 04/08/20
Trinidad & Tobago 182 8 0 0 04/08/20
Turks & Caicos Islands 116 2 0 0 04/08/20
Virgin Islands 439 8 18 0 04/08/20

*Recorded in the past day.

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Central America

Country Total cases Total deaths New cases* New deaths* Updated
Belize 57 2 0 0 04/08/20
Costa Rica 19,402 171 427 9 04/08/20
El Salvador 17,843 477 395 10 04/08/20
Guatemala 51,542 2,013 236 18 04/08/20
Honduras 43,794 1,384 597 7 04/08/20
Nicaragua 3,672 116 0 0 04/08/20
Panama 68,456 1,497 1,003 26 04/08/20

*Recorded in the past day.

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Europe

Country Total cases Total deaths New cases* New deaths* Updated
Albania 5,620 172 101 6 04/08/20
Andorra 937 52 12 0 04/08/20
Austria 21,385 718 81 0 04/08/20
Belarus 68,166 571 99 4 04/08/20
Belgium 70,314 9,850 465 5 04/08/20
Bosnia & Herzegovina 12,462 362 166 10 04/08/20
Bulgaria 12,159 404 204 16 04/08/20
Croatia 5,294 153 34 4 04/08/20
Cyprus 1,155 19 5 0 04/08/20
Czech Republic 17,008 386 208 2 04/08/20
Denmark 13,996 616 207 1 04/08/20
Estonia 2,080 63 1 0 04/08/20
Faroe Islands 225 0 0 0 04/08/20
Finland 7,466 329 13 0 04/08/20
France 212,884 30,149 -144 -1 04/08/20
Germany 212,111 9,154 891 0 04/08/20
Gibraltar 188 0 0 0 04/08/20
Greece 4,737 209 75 1 04/08/20
Hungary 4,544 597 9 0 04/08/20
Iceland 1,915 10 8 0 04/08/20
Ireland 26,208 1,763 46 0 04/08/20
Isle of Man 336 24 0 0 04/08/20
Italy 248,229 35,166 159 12 04/08/20
Kosovo 9,049 256 250 7 04/08/20
Latvia 1,246 32 3 0 04/08/20
Liechtenstein 89 1 0 0 04/08/20
Lithuania 2,120 80 10 0 04/08/20
Luxembourg 6,864 118 9 1 04/08/20
Malta 874 9 14 0 04/08/20
Moldova 25,482 800 120 9 04/08/20
Monaco 121 4 1 0 04/08/20
Montenegro 3,301 52 43 1 04/08/20
Netherlands 51,351 6,137 99 1 17/07/20
North Macedonia 11,128 500 74 3 04/08/20
Norway 9,334 256 66 1 04/08/20
Pakistan 280,461 5,999 762 23 04/08/20
Poland 47,469 1,732 575 1 04/08/20
Portugal 51,569 1,738 106 0 04/08/20
Romania 54,009 2,432 823 19 04/08/20
Russia 854,641 14,183 5,364 79 04/08/20
San Marino 699 42 0 0 04/08/20
Serbia 26,451 598 258 8 04/08/20
Slovakia 2,354 29 10 0 04/08/20
Slovenia 2,181 122 1 2 04/08/20
Spain 297,054 28,472 8,532 27 04/08/20
Sweden 81,012 5,744 590 1 04/08/20
Switzerland 35,616 1,981 66 0 04/08/20
Turkey 233,851 5,747 995 19 04/08/20
UK 307,251 46,295 932 9 04/08/20
Ukraine 74,781 1,762 1,020 13 04/08/20

*Recorded in the past day.

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India

Country Total cases Total deaths New cases* New deaths* Updated
Andaman & Nicobar Islands 830 10 96 2 04/08/20
Andhra Pradesh 166,586 1,537 7,822 63 04/08/20
Arunachal Pradesh 1,758 3 60 0 04/08/20
Assam 45,275 109 2,371 4 04/08/20
Bihar 59,328 330 2,304 1 04/08/20
Chandigarh 1,159 19 42 0 04/08/20
Chhattisgarh 9,779 61 248 3 04/08/20
Dadar Nagar Haveli 22 0 n/a n/a 11/06/20
Dadra & Nagar Haveli & Daman & Diu 1,274 2 90 0 04/08/20
Delhi 138,482 4,021 805 17 04/08/20
Goa 6,816 56 286 3 04/08/20
Gujarat 64,585 2,508 1,023 22 04/08/20
Haryana 37,173 440 654 7 04/08/20
Himachal Pradesh 2,818 14 115 0 04/08/20
Jammu & Kashmir 22,006 407 590 11 04/08/20
Jharkhand 13,478 125 955 7 04/08/20
Karnataka 139,571 2,594 4,752 98 04/08/20
Kerala 26,873 84 962 2 04/08/20
Ladakh 1,485 7 19 0 04/08/20
Madhya Pradesh 34,285 900 750 14 04/08/20
Maharashtra 450,196 15,842 8,968 266 04/08/20
Manipur 2,920 7 89 0 04/08/20
Meghalaya 902 5 28 0 04/08/20
Mizoram 501 0 19 0 04/08/20
Nagaland 2,129 5 194 0 04/08/20
Odisha 36,297 207 1,384 10 04/08/20
Puducherry 3,982 56 176 4 04/08/20
Punjab 18,527 442 674 19 04/08/20
Rajasthan 44,975 715 1,171 12 04/08/20
Sikkim 688 1 30 0 04/08/20
Tamil Nadu 263,222 4,241 5,609 109 04/08/20
Telangana 68,946 563 2,269 23 04/08/20
Tripura 5,505 28 131 1 04/08/20
Unknown 0 0 0 0 04/08/20
Uttar Pradesh 97,362 1,778 4,441 48 04/08/20
Uttarakhand 7,800 90 207 4 04/08/20
West Bengal 78,232 1,731 2,716 53 04/08/20

*Recorded in the past day.

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Indian Ocean

Country Total cases Total deaths New cases* New deaths* Updated
Comoros 386 7 0 0 04/08/20
Madagascar 11,660 118 132 4 04/08/20
Mauritius 344 10 0 0 04/08/20
Mayotte 3,008 39 46 0 04/08/20
Reunion 667 4 0 0 04/08/20
Seychelles 114 0 0 0 04/08/20

*Recorded in the past day.

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North America

Country Total cases Total deaths New cases* New deaths* Updated
Bermuda 157 9 0 0 04/08/20
Canada 118,960 8,994 205 5 04/08/20
Greenland 14 0 0 0 04/08/20
Mexico 443,813 48,012 4,767 266 04/08/20
St Pierre & Miquelon 4 0 0 0 04/08/20
USA 4,713,387 155,399 45,585 542 04/08/20

*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 18,730 232 792 24 04/08/20
Fiji 27 1 0 0 04/08/20
French Polynesia 62 0 0 0 04/08/20
Guam 375 5 7 0 04/08/20
New Caledonia 22 0 0 0 04/08/20
New Zealand 1,567 22 0 0 04/08/20
Northern Mariana Islands 46 2 1 0 04/08/20
Papua New Guinea 111 2 1 0 04/08/20

*Recorded in the past day.

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Pakistan

Country Total cases Total deaths New cases* New deaths* Updated
Azad Jammu & Kashmir 2,097 54 11 0 04/08/20
Balochistan 11,777 136 15 0 04/08/20
Gilgit-Baltistan 2,198 55 41 1 04/08/20
Islamabad 15,095 167 43 2 04/08/20
Khyber Pakhtunkhwa 34,253 1,208 93 8 04/08/20
Punjab 93,336 2,153 163 9 04/08/20
Sindh 121,705 2,226 396 3 04/08/20

*Recorded in the past day.

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South America

Country Total cases Total deaths New cases* New deaths* Updated
Argentina 206,743 3,813 4,824 165 04/08/20
Bolivia 81,846 3,228 1,693 75 04/08/20
Brazil 2,750,318 94,665 16,641 561 04/08/20
Chile 361,493 9,707 1,762 99 04/08/20
Colombia 327,850 11,017 10,199 367 04/08/20
Ecuador 87,041 5,767 809 31 04/08/20
Falkland Islands 13 0 0 0 04/08/20
French Guiana 7,948 44 91 1 04/08/20
Guyana 474 21 0 0 04/08/20
Paraguay 5,724 55 80 3 04/08/20
Peru 433,100 19,811 4,250 197 04/08/20
Suriname 1,893 27 44 0 04/08/20
Uruguay 1,291 36 5 0 04/08/20
Venezuela 20,754 180 548 6 04/08/20

*Recorded in the past day.

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Sweden

Country Total cases Total deaths New cases* New deaths* Updated
Blekinge 494 15 3 1 04/08/20
Dalarna 1,971 171 16 0 04/08/20
Gavleborg 3,146 160 11 0 04/08/20
Gotland 250 6 2 0 04/08/20
Halland 1,774 79 17 0 04/08/20
Jamtland Harjedalen 1,134 59 0 0 04/08/20
Jonkoping 4,707 180 22 1 04/08/20
Kalmar 780 62 5 0 04/08/20
Kronoberg 1,166 103 12 0 04/08/20
Norrbotten 1,601 83 5 0 04/08/20
Orebro 2,518 171 19 0 04/08/20
Ostergotland 3,543 261 28 1 04/08/20
Skane 3,732 264 48 0 04/08/20
Sormland 2,393 253 -1 0 04/08/20
Stockholm 23,396 2,385 92 -2 04/08/20
Uppsala 3,574 239 15 0 04/08/20
Varmland 1,038 73 10 0 04/08/20
Vasterbotten 916 31 10 0 04/08/20
Vasternorrland 1,784 131 12 -1 04/08/20
Vastmanland 2,645 179 19 0 04/08/20
Vastra Gotaland 18,450 839 245 1 04/08/20

*Recorded in the past day.

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United Kingdom

Country Total cases Total deaths New cases* New deaths* Updated
Channel Islands 591 47 4 0 04/08/20
England 263,602 41,598 856 9 04/08/20
Northern Ireland 5,988 556 40 0 04/08/20
Scotland 18,694 2,491 18 0 04/08/20
Unknown 0 0 -10 0 04/08/20
Wales 17,339 1,565 24 0 04/08/20

*Recorded in the past day.

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