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 - 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.

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

FCOFCO travel advice

Back to top

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.

Back to top

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.

Travel company updates

Back to top

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.

Latest country updates & travel advice about the coronavirus © BlueOrange Studio
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 105,596 2,863 227 2 25/01/21
Angola 19,399 459 32 2 25/01/21
Benin 3,643 48 0 0 25/01/21
Botswana 19,654 105 0 0 25/01/21
Burkina Faso 10,038 112 71 3 25/01/21
Burundi 1,472 2 34 0 25/01/21
Cameroon 29,617 462 0 0 25/01/21
Cape Verde 13,489 127 75 3 25/01/21
Central African Republic 4,980 63 6 0 25/01/21
Chad 3,161 116 24 1 25/01/21
Congo-Brazzaville 7,794 117 0 0 25/01/21
Congo-Kinshasa 21,869 661 156 7 25/01/21
Djibouti 5,919 61 1 0 25/01/21
Egypt 161,817 8,959 674 57 25/01/21
Equatorial Guinea 5,401 86 0 0 25/01/21
Eritrea 1,940 6 0 0 25/01/21
Ethiopia 133,767 2,066 469 3 25/01/21
Gabon 10,278 67 0 0 25/01/21
Gambia 3,972 128 14 0 25/01/21
Ghana 60,794 367 679 6 25/01/21
Guinea 14,319 81 19 0 25/01/21
Guinea-Bissau 2,532 45 22 0 25/01/21
Ivory Coast 26,850 146 238 1 25/01/21
Kenya 99,983 1,744 85 4 25/01/21
Lesotho 7,656 123 0 0 25/01/21
Liberia 1,914 84 0 0 25/01/21
Libya 113,688 1,763 1,148 26 25/01/21
Malawi 19,395 508 956 38 25/01/21
Mali 7,983 323 18 0 25/01/21
Mauritania 16,397 416 40 0 25/01/21
Morocco 466,289 8,150 520 22 25/01/21
Mozambique 32,418 305 790 8 25/01/21
Namibia 32,425 319 212 2 25/01/21
Niger 4,353 151 32 0 25/01/21
Nigeria 121,566 1,504 964 2 25/01/21
Rwanda 12,975 174 328 2 25/01/21
Sao Tome & Principe 1,188 17 0 0 25/01/21
Senegal 24,727 575 268 6 25/01/21
Sierra Leone 3,139 77 19 0 25/01/21
Somalia 4,754 130 0 0 25/01/21
South Africa 1,412,986 40,874 8,147 300 25/01/21
South Sudan 3,788 64 0 0 25/01/21
Sudan 26,279 1,603 0 0 25/01/21
Swaziland 14,484 479 154 21 25/01/21
Tanzania 509 21 0 0 25/01/21
Togo 4,662 75 26 1 25/01/21
Tunisia 197,373 6,234 2,059 80 25/01/21
Uganda 39,149 317 105 0 25/01/21
Western Sahara 10 1 0 0 08/12/20
Zambia 45,337 639 745 12 25/01/21

*Recorded in the past day.

Back to regions

Asia

Country Total cases Total deaths New cases* New deaths* Updated
Afghanistan 54,595 2,378 36 5 25/01/21
Armenia 166,036 3,039 127 5 25/01/21
Azerbaijan 228,975 3,082 287 10 25/01/21
Bahrain 99,817 367 361 0 25/01/21
Bangladesh 531,799 8,023 473 20 25/01/21
Bhutan 855 1 1 0 25/01/21
Brunei 175 3 0 0 25/01/21
Cambodia 458 0 0 0 25/01/21
China 89,115 4,635 124 0 25/01/21
East Timor 67 0 3 0 25/01/21
Georgia 253,518 3,055 546 17 25/01/21
Hong Kong 10,085 169 76 1 25/01/21
India 10,667,677 153,470 13,201 131 25/01/21
Indonesia 989,262 27,835 11,788 171 25/01/21
Iran 1,372,977 57,383 5,945 89 25/01/21
Iraq 613,763 12,993 893 5 25/01/21
Israel 597,403 4,419 3,442 78 25/01/21
Japan 365,411 5,094 3,970 56 25/01/21
Jordan 320,453 4,224 934 7 25/01/21
Kazakhstan 225,891 2,958 1,496 3 25/01/21
Kuwait 161,285 952 384 0 25/01/21
Kyrgyzstan 83,900 1,400 104 2 25/01/21
Laos 41 0 0 0 25/01/21
Lebanon 279,597 2,320 3,010 50 25/01/21
Macau 47 0 0 0 25/01/21
Malaysia 183,801 678 3,346 11 25/01/21
Maldives 14,993 51 108 1 25/01/21
Mongolia 1,643 2 16 0 25/01/21
Myanmar 137,574 3,062 476 17 25/01/21
Nepal 269,450 2,001 270 7 25/01/21
Oman 133,044 1,521 558 4 25/01/21
Philippines 513,619 10,242 1,940 52 25/01/21
Qatar 149,019 248 247 0 25/01/21
Saudi Arabia 366,371 6,352 186 2 25/01/21
Singapore 59,308 29 48 0 25/01/21
South Korea 75,521 1,360 437 11 25/01/21
Sri Lanka 58,430 283 843 3 25/01/21
Syria 13,628 885 71 6 25/01/21
Taiwan 889 7 5 0 25/01/21
Tajikistan 13,308 90 0 0 25/01/21
Thailand 13,500 73 198 1 25/01/21
United Arab Emirates 277,955 792 3,579 9 25/01/21
Uzbekistan 78,375 621 58 0 25/01/21
Vietnam 1,548 35 0 0 25/01/21
Yemen 2,118 615 0 0 25/01/21

*Recorded in the past day.

Back to regions

Caribbean

Country Total cases Total deaths New cases* New deaths* Updated
Anguilla 15 0 0 0 25/01/21
Antigua 198 6 3 0 25/01/21
Aruba 6,723 56 15 0 25/01/21
Bahamas 8,101 175 0 0 25/01/21
Barbados 1,387 9 46 0 25/01/21
British Virgin Islands 114 1 0 0 25/01/21
Cayman Islands 383 2 0 0 25/01/21
Cuba 21,261 194 634 3 25/01/21
Curacao 4,548 20 5 0 25/01/21
Dominica 113 0 0 0 25/01/21
Dominican Republic 203,946 2,531 1,439 18 25/01/21
Grenada 147 1 0 0 25/01/21
Guadeloupe 9,056 157 0 0 25/01/21
Haiti 11,181 243 82 0 25/01/21
Jamaica 14,879 336 107 0 25/01/21
Martinique 6,370 44 0 0 25/01/21
Montserrat 13 1 0 0 25/01/21
Puerto Rico 91,028 1,773 955 2 25/01/21
Sint Maarten 1,753 27 29 0 25/01/21
St Barthelemy 300 1 0 0 25/01/21
St Kitts & Nevis 35 0 0 0 25/01/21
St Lucia 810 11 40 1 25/01/21
St Martin 1,146 12 0 0 25/01/21
St Vincent & the Grenadines 738 2 18 0 25/01/21
Trinidad & Tobago 7,473 134 11 0 25/01/21
Turks & Caicos Islands 1,287 7 43 0 25/01/21
Virgin Islands 2,341 24 0 0 25/01/21

*Recorded in the past day.

Back to regions

Central America

Country Total cases Total deaths New cases* New deaths* Updated
Belize 11,750 290 28 0 25/01/21
Costa Rica 189,308 2,518 0 0 25/01/21
El Salvador 53,218 1,561 546 10 25/01/21
Guatemala 154,212 5,465 322 9 25/01/21
Honduras 140,929 3,447 691 6 25/01/21
Nicaragua 6,204 168 0 0 25/01/21
Panama 311,244 5,063 1,393 29 25/01/21

*Recorded in the past day.

Back to regions

Europe

Country Total cases Total deaths New cases* New deaths* Updated
Albania 72,274 1,315 833 5 25/01/21
Andorra 9,549 96 50 0 25/01/21
Austria 404,714 7,418 1,202 29 25/01/21
Belarus 237,611 1,649 1,752 10 25/01/21
Belgium 0 13,891 -515,391 133 13/11/20
Bosnia & Herzegovina 119,420 4,555 0 0 25/01/21
Bulgaria 214,817 8,820 121 9 25/01/21
Croatia 228,920 4,827 352 28 25/01/21
Cyprus 30,017 186 130 3 25/01/21
Czech Republic 937,617 15,369 4,256 99 25/01/21
Denmark 194,671 1,983 754 14 25/01/21
Estonia 40,716 376 532 8 25/01/21
Faroe Islands 652 1 0 0 25/01/21
Finland 42,580 644 246 0 25/01/21
France 3,044,358 72,668 18,038 171 25/01/21
Germany 2,147,769 52,296 10,078 423 25/01/21
Gibraltar 3,966 63 31 1 25/01/21
Greece 151,980 5,646 334 24 25/01/21
Hungary 359,574 11,968 1,257 64 25/01/21
Iceland 5,981 29 0 0 25/01/21
Ireland 187,554 2,970 1,370 23 25/01/21
Isle of Man 432 25 0 0 25/01/21
Italy 2,466,813 85,461 11,628 299 25/01/21
Kosovo 57,317 1,447 0 0 25/01/21
Latvia 61,008 1,111 512 14 25/01/21
Liechtenstein 2,441 52 4 0 25/01/21
Lithuania 176,624 2,649 773 21 25/01/21
Luxembourg 49,438 562 0 0 25/01/21
Malta 16,658 251 116 1 25/01/21
Moldova 156,202 3,361 265 14 25/01/21
Monaco 1,357 9 12 0 25/01/21
Montenegro 58,316 768 387 2 25/01/21
Netherlands 51,351 6,137 99 1 17/07/20
North Macedonia 90,654 2,785 183 6 25/01/21
Norway 61,082 544 279 0 25/01/21
Pakistan 534,041 11,318 1,629 23 25/01/21
Poland 1,475,445 35,363 4,566 110 25/01/21
Portugal 636,190 10,469 11,721 275 25/01/21
Romania 711,010 17,776 1,816 54 25/01/21
Russia 3,679,247 68,397 20,800 478 25/01/21
San Marino 2,874 65 0 0 25/01/21
Serbia 383,603 3,886 1,318 18 25/01/21
Slovakia 236,476 4,068 1,905 103 25/01/21
Slovenia 157,830 3,360 537 31 25/01/21
Spain 2,499,560 55,441 0 0 25/01/21
Sweden 547,166 11,005 0 0 25/01/21
Switzerland 509,279 9,065 0 15 25/01/21
Turkey 2,429,605 25,073 5,277 140 25/01/21
UK 3,657,857 98,129 30,111 611 25/01/21
Ukraine 1,231,965 22,926 4,242 96 25/01/21

*Recorded in the past day.

Back to regions

India

Country Total cases Total deaths New cases* New deaths* Updated
Andaman & Nicobar Islands 4,993 62 0 0 25/01/21
Andhra Pradesh 887,010 7,147 158 0 25/01/21
Arunachal Pradesh 16,819 56 1 0 25/01/21
Assam 216,992 1,078 16 1 25/01/21
Bihar 258,787 1,479 149 3 25/01/21
Chandigarh 20,718 334 32 1 25/01/21
Chhattisgarh 296,626 3,617 300 8 25/01/21
Dadar Nagar Haveli 22 0 n/a n/a 11/06/20
Dadra & Nagar Haveli & Daman & Diu 3,394 2 0 0 25/01/21
Delhi 633,924 10,808 185 9 25/01/21
Goa 52,920 761 53 0 25/01/21
Gujarat 259,097 4,376 410 1 25/01/21
Haryana 267,203 3,010 128 1 25/01/21
Himachal Pradesh 57,210 973 21 2 25/01/21
Jammu & Kashmir 124,019 1,929 73 0 25/01/21
Jharkhand 118,286 1,063 54 2 25/01/21
Karnataka 936,051 12,197 573 4 25/01/21
Kerala 890,278 3,607 6,036 20 25/01/21
Ladakh 9,687 129 12 0 25/01/21
Madhya Pradesh 253,657 3,789 252 3 25/01/21
Maharashtra 2,009,106 50,785 2,752 45 25/01/21
Manipur 28,986 369 16 0 25/01/21
Meghalaya 13,732 146 5 0 25/01/21
Mizoram 4,351 9 0 0 25/01/21
Nagaland 12,076 88 0 0 25/01/21
Odisha 334,300 1,905 150 1 25/01/21
Puducherry 38,860 645 30 1 25/01/21
Punjab 171,930 5,555 197 2 25/01/21
Rajasthan 316,652 2,758 167 0 25/01/21
Sikkim 6,071 133 3 1 25/01/21
Tamil Nadu 834,740 12,316 569 7 25/01/21
Telangana 293,401 1,590 148 1 25/01/21
Tripura 33,345 391 0 0 25/01/21
Unknown 0 0 0 0 25/01/21
Uttar Pradesh 598,713 8,617 268 8 25/01/21
Uttarakhand 95,640 1,631 54 2 25/01/21
West Bengal 568,103 10,115 389 8 25/01/21

*Recorded in the past day.

Back to regions

Indian Ocean

Country Total cases Total deaths New cases* New deaths* Updated
Comoros 2,268 71 8 1 25/01/21
Madagascar 18,743 279 442 6 25/01/21
Mauritius 556 10 0 0 25/01/21
Mayotte 7,544 59 294 1 25/01/21
Reunion 9,701 45 0 0 25/01/21
Seychelles 1,033 3 0 0 25/01/21

*Recorded in the past day.

Back to regions

North America

Country Total cases Total deaths New cases* New deaths* Updated
Bermuda 686 12 0 0 25/01/21
Canada 752,014 18,766 4,678 76 25/01/21
Greenland 30 0 0 0 25/01/21
Mexico 1,763,219 149,614 10,872 530 25/01/21
St Pierre & Miquelon 16 0 0 0 25/01/21
USA 25,124,510 419,203 133,200 1,809 25/01/21

*Recorded in the past day.

Back to regions

Oceania

Country Total cases Total deaths New cases* New deaths* Updated
American Samoa 0 0 n/a n/a 30/03/20
Australia 28,777 909 11 0 25/01/21
Fiji 55 2 0 0 25/01/21
French Polynesia 17,852 128 0 0 25/01/21
Guam 7,547 128 0 0 25/01/21
Marshall Islands 4 0 0 0 25/01/21
New Caledonia 44 0 0 0 25/01/21
New Zealand 2,288 25 5 0 25/01/21
Northern Mariana Islands 129 2 0 0 25/01/21
Papua New Guinea 835 9 0 0 25/01/21
Samoa 2 0 0 0 25/01/21
Solomon Islands 17 0 0 0 25/01/21
Vanuatu 1 0 0 0 25/01/21

*Recorded in the past day.

Back to regions

Pakistan

Country Total cases Total deaths New cases* New deaths* Updated
Azad Jammu & Kashmir 8,825 256 30 2 25/01/21
Balochistan 18,750 193 14 0 25/01/21
Gilgit-Baltistan 4,902 102 1 0 25/01/21
Islamabad 40,815 468 102 3 25/01/21
Khyber Pakhtunkhwa 65,532 1,839 245 7 25/01/21
Punjab 154,017 4,568 607 7 25/01/21
Sindh 241,200 3,892 630 4 25/01/21

*Recorded in the past day.

Back to regions

South America

Country Total cases Total deaths New cases* New deaths* Updated
Argentina 1,867,223 46,827 5,031 90 25/01/21
Bolivia 201,037 9,985 1,048 58 25/01/21
Brazil 8,844,577 217,037 28,323 592 25/01/21
Chile 699,110 17,933 4,463 79 25/01/21
Colombia 2,015,485 51,374 12,516 392 25/01/21
Ecuador 241,292 14,623 3,060 27 25/01/21
Falkland Islands 35 0 0 0 25/01/21
French Guiana 15,664 76 104 0 25/01/21
Guyana 7,298 172 76 2 25/01/21
Paraguay 127,652 2,617 571 10 25/01/21
Peru 1,093,938 39,608 11,031 334 25/01/21
Suriname 8,057 149 57 1 25/01/21
Uruguay 37,633 376 666 9 25/01/21
Venezuela 123,709 1,148 464 6 25/01/21

*Recorded in the past day.

Back to regions

Sweden

Country Total cases Total deaths New cases* New deaths* Updated
Blekinge 7,014 81 0 0 25/01/21
Dalarna 12,929 290 0 0 25/01/21
Gavleborg 17,794 450 0 0 25/01/21
Gotland 2,561 41 0 0 25/01/21
Halland 17,694 195 0 0 25/01/21
Jamtland Harjedalen 5,568 99 0 0 25/01/21
Jonkoping 21,218 426 0 0 25/01/21
Kalmar 9,256 162 0 0 25/01/21
Kronoberg 11,386 263 0 0 25/01/21
Norrbotten 9,567 171 0 0 25/01/21
Orebro 15,694 249 0 0 25/01/21
Ostergotland 18,545 444 0 0 25/01/21
Skane 92,857 1,144 0 0 25/01/21
Sormland 11,212 367 0 0 25/01/21
Stockholm 133,990 3,591 0 0 25/01/21
Uppsala 20,885 436 0 0 25/01/21
Varmland 7,359 149 0 0 25/01/21
Vasterbotten 9,923 114 0 0 25/01/21
Vasternorrland 12,528 318 0 0 25/01/21
Vastmanland 16,289 294 0 0 25/01/21
Vastra Gotaland 92,897 1,721 0 0 25/01/21

*Recorded in the past day.

Back to regions

United Kingdom

Country Total cases Total deaths New cases* New deaths* Updated
Channel Islands 3,463 79 33 0 25/01/21
England 3,187,232 85,974 27,580 551 25/01/21
Northern Ireland 100,319 1,730 433 14 25/01/21
Scotland 172,201 5,705 1,195 1 25/01/21
Unknown 0 0 0 0 25/01/21
Wales 187,711 4,530 796 44 25/01/21

*Recorded in the past day.

Back to regions

Top ^

*affiliate links: find out how we are funded and why this helps us remain free to use.