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

Travel bans & restrictions due to coronavirus

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, many countries have imposed blanket and partial travel bans and quarantine measures.

Blanket travel bans

  • Argentina
  • Australia
  • Azerbaijan
  • Bermuda
  • Bolivia
  • Brazil
  • Brunei
  • Canada
  • Colombia
  • Costa Rica
  • Cuba
  • Cyprus
  • Czech Republic
  • Denmark
  • Dominican Republic
  • Egypt
  • El Salvador
  • Estonia
  • Fiji
  • Finland
  • Ghana
  • Guatemala
  • Honduras
  • Hong Kong
  • Hungary
  • India
  • Israel
  • Jordan
  • Kenya
  • Latvia
  • Lithuania
  • Macau
  • Malaysia
  • Moldova
  • Morocco
  • New Zealand
  • North Korea
  • Norway
  • Oman
  • Panama
  • Peru
  • Poland
  • Romania
  • Russia
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Singapore
  • Slovakia
  • Sudan
  • Suriname
  • Sweden
  • Taiwan
  • Trinidad and Tobago
  • UAE
  • Ukraine
  • Vietnam
  • West Bank

Partial travel bans

  • Algeria
  • Angola
  • Antigua
  • Armenia
  • Austria
  • Bahamas
  • Bahrain
  • Bangladesh
  • Belgium
  • Belize
  • Bhutan
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Botswana
  • Bulgaria
  • Burkina Faso
  • Burma
  • Burundi
  • Cambodia
  • Cameroon
  • Cape Verde
  • Chad
  • Chile
  • Comoros
  • Congo-Brazzaville
  • Cook Islands
  • Croatia
  • Djibouti
  • East Timor
  • Ecuador
  • Equatorial Guinea
  • Federated States of Micronesia
  • France
  • French Polynesia
  • Gabon
  • Gambia
  • Georgia
  • Germany
  • Gibraltar
  • Greece
  • Grenada
  • Guinea-Bissau
  • Guinea
  • Guyana
  • Haiti
  • Iceland
  • Indonesia
  • Iraq
  • Italy
  • Ivory Coast
  • Jamaica
  • Japan
  • Kazakhstan
  • Kiribati
  • Kosovo
  • Kuwait
  • Kyrgyzstan
  • Laos
  • Lebanon
  • Liberia
  • Libya
  • Liechtenstein
  • Luxembourg
  • Madagascar
  • Maldives
  • Mali
  • Malta
  • Marshall Islands
  • Mauritania
  • Mauritius
  • Mongolia
  • Montenegro
  • Mozambique
  • Namibia
  • Nauru
  • Nepal
  • Netherlands
  • New Caledonia
  • Niger
  • Nigeria
  • Niue
  • North Macedonia
  • Pakistan
  • Papua New Guinea
  • Paraguay
  • Philippines
  • Portugal
  • Qatar
  • Rwanda
  • Samoa
  • Sao Tome and Principe
  • Senegal
  • Serbia
  • Seychelles
  • Sierra Leone
  • Sint Maarten
  • Slovenia
  • Solomon Islands
  • Somalia
  • South Africa
  • South Korea
  • South Sudan
  • Spain
  • Sri Lanka
  • St Kitts and Nevis
  • St Lucia
  • St Vincent and the Grenadines
  • Svalbard
  • Switzerland
  • Syria
  • Tajikistan
  • Thailand
  • Togo
  • Tonga
  • Tunisia
  • Turkey
  • Turkmenistan
  • Tuvalu
  • USA
  • Uganda
  • Uzbekistan
  • Vanuatu
  • Venezuela
  • Yemen

Quarantine measures & self isolation

  • Albania
  • Argentina
  • Armenia
  • Aruba
  • Australia
  • Austria
  • Azerbaijan
  • Bahrain
  • Bangladesh
  • Barbados
  • Belarus
  • Belize
  • Benin
  • Bermuda
  • Bhutan
  • Bolivia
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Brunei
  • Bulgaria
  • Burkina Faso
  • Burma
  • Burundi
  • Cameroon
  • Central African Republic
  • Chad
  • Chile
  • China
  • Colombia
  • Congo-Kinshasa
  • Costa Rica
  • Croatia
  • Cuba
  • Cyprus
  • Denmark
  • Dominican Republic
  • East Timor
  • Ecuador
  • Egypt
  • Equatorial Guinea
  • Estonia
  • Ethiopia
  • Federated States of Micronesia
  • Fiji
  • French Polynesia
  • Gabon
  • Georgia
  • Ghana
  • Gibraltar
  • Guam
  • Guernsey
  • Guinea
  • Guyana
  • Honduras
  • Hong Kong
  • Iceland
  • Iran
  • Ireland
  • Israel
  • Ivory Coast
  • Jamaica
  • Japan
  • Jersey
  • Jordan
  • Kenya
  • Kiribati
  • Kosovo
  • Kuwait
  • Kyrgyzstan
  • Laos
  • Latvia
  • Liberia
  • Lithuania
  • Macau
  • Malawi
  • Maldives
  • Mali
  • Malta
  • Mauritania
  • Mexico
  • Moldova
  • Monaco
  • Montenegro
  • Morocco
  • Mozambique
  • Nepal
  • New Caledonia
  • New Zealand
  • Niger
  • Nigeria
  • North Macedonia
  • Norway
  • Oman
  • Panama
  • Paraguay
  • Peru
  • Philippines
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Qatar
  • Romania
  • Russia
  • Rwanda
  • Sao Tome and Principe
  • Senegal
  • Serbia
  • Sierra Leone
  • Singapore
  • Slovakia
  • South Africa
  • Sri Lanka
  • St Kitts and Nevis
  • St Lucia
  • St Vincent and the Grenadines
  • Sudan
  • Swaziland
  • Taiwan
  • Tajikistan
  • Thailand
  • Togo
  • Tunisia
  • Turkey
  • Turkmenistan
  • UAE
  • UK
  • Uganda
  • Ukraine
  • Uruguay
  • Uzbekistan
  • Venezuela
  • Vietnam
  • West Bank
  • Zambia
  • Zimbabwe

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Current coronavirus statistics & useful resources © BlueOrange Studio

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, Princess Cruises has halted all cruises until late May and Marella Cruises has paused its itineraries in Asia.

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 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. You can also visit our flight cancellations page for more information on certain airline policies.

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

If an upcoming flight has been cancelled due to current circumstances, your airline should offer you the chance to rebook at a later date. Under the Denied Boarding Regulation, you could be eligible for compensation if you do not want to rebook your flight. For more information, contact your airline and visit Which? Travel* to learn more 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.

Travel company updates

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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 454 29 45 3 28/03/20
Angola 5 0 1 0 28/03/20
Benin 6 0 0 0 28/03/20
Burkina Faso 207 11 27 2 28/03/20
Cameroon 91 2 0 0 28/03/20
Cape Verde 5 1 0 0 28/03/20
Central African Republic 3 0 0 0 28/03/20
Chad 3 0 0 0 28/03/20
Congo-Brazzaville 4 0 0 0 28/03/20
Congo-Kinshasa 65 6 14 3 28/03/20
Djibouti 14 0 2 0 28/03/20
Egypt 576 36 40 6 28/03/20
Equatorial Guinea 12 0 0 0 28/03/20
Eritrea 6 0 0 0 28/03/20
Ethiopia 16 0 0 0 28/03/20
Gabon 7 1 0 0 28/03/20
Gambia 3 1 0 0 28/03/20
Ghana 141 5 4 1 28/03/20
Guinea 8 0 0 0 28/03/20
Guinea-Bissau 2 0 0 0 28/03/20
Ivory Coast 101 0 0 0 28/03/20
Kenya 38 1 7 0 28/03/20
Liberia 3 0 0 0 28/03/20
Libya 3 0 2 0 28/03/20
Mali 18 0 7 0 28/03/20
Mauritania 5 0 2 0 28/03/20
Morocco 402 25 57 2 28/03/20
Mozambique 8 0 1 0 28/03/20
Namibia 8 0 0 0 28/03/20
Niger 10 1 0 0 28/03/20
Nigeria 89 1 19 0 28/03/20
Rwanda 60 0 6 0 28/03/20
Senegal 130 0 11 0 28/03/20
Somalia 3 0 0 0 28/03/20
South Africa 1,187 1 17 0 28/03/20
Sudan 5 1 2 0 28/03/20
Swaziland 9 0 0 0 28/03/20
Tanzania 14 0 1 0 28/03/20
Togo 25 1 0 0 28/03/20
Tunisia 278 8 51 2 28/03/20
Uganda 30 0 7 0 28/03/20
Zambia 28 0 6 0 28/03/20

*Recorded in the past day.

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Asia

Country Total cases Total deaths New cases* New deaths* Updated
Afghanistan 110 4 0 0 28/03/20
Armenia 407 1 78 0 28/03/20
Azerbaijan 182 4 17 1 28/03/20
Bahrain 476 4 10 0 28/03/20
Bangladesh 48 5 0 0 28/03/20
Bhutan 3 0 0 0 28/03/20
Brunei 120 1 5 1 28/03/20
Cambodia 99 0 0 0 28/03/20
China 73,809 3,231 -535 16 28/03/20
East Timor 1 0 0 0 28/03/20
Georgia 90 0 7 0 28/03/20
Hong Kong 561 4 42 0 28/03/20
India 987 24 100 4 28/03/20
Indonesia 1,155 102 109 15 28/03/20
Iran 35,408 2,517 3,076 139 28/03/20
Iraq 506 42 48 2 28/03/20
Israel 3,619 12 584 0 28/03/20
Japan 1,693 52 225 3 28/03/20
Jordan 246 1 11 0 28/03/20
Kazakhstan 228 1 78 0 28/03/20
Kuwait 235 0 10 0 28/03/20
Kyrgyzstan 58 0 0 0 28/03/20
Laos 8 0 2 0 28/03/20
Lebanon 412 8 21 0 28/03/20
Macau 37 0 n/a n/a 28/03/20
Malaysia 2,320 27 159 1 28/03/20
Maldives 16 0 0 0 28/03/20
Mongolia 12 0 1 0 28/03/20
Myanmar 8 0 0 0 28/03/20
Nepal 5 0 1 0 28/03/20
Oman 152 0 21 0 28/03/20
Pakistan 1,495 12 122 1 28/03/20
Philippines 1,075 68 272 14 28/03/20
Qatar 590 1 28 1 28/03/20
Saudi Arabia 1,203 4 99 1 28/03/20
Singapore 802 2 70 0 28/03/20
South Korea 9,478 144 146 5 28/03/20
Sri Lanka 113 1 7 1 28/03/20
Syria 5 0 0 0 28/03/20
Taiwan 283 2 16 0 28/03/20
Thailand 1,245 6 109 1 28/03/20
United Arab Emirates 468 2 63 0 28/03/20
Uzbekistan 104 2 16 1 28/03/20
Vietnam 174 0 11 0 28/03/20

*Recorded in the past day.

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Caribbean

Country Total cases Total deaths New cases* New deaths* Updated
Anguilla 2 0 n/a n/a 28/03/20
Antigua 7 0 0 0 28/03/20
Aruba 46 0 13 0 28/03/20
Bahamas 10 0 0 0 28/03/20
Barbados 26 0 2 0 28/03/20
British Virgin Islands 2 0 n/a n/a 28/03/20
Cayman Islands 8 1 0 0 28/03/20
Cuba 119 3 39 1 28/03/20
Curacao 8 1 0 0 28/03/20
Dominica 11 0 0 0 28/03/20
Dominican Republic 719 28 138 8 28/03/20
Grenada 7 0 0 0 28/03/20
Guadeloupe 102 2 29 1 28/03/20
Haiti 8 0 0 0 28/03/20
Jamaica 30 1 4 0 28/03/20
Martinique 93 1 12 0 28/03/20
Montserrat 5 0 0 0 28/03/20
Puerto Rico 100 3 21 0 28/03/20
Sint Maarten 3 0 0 0 28/03/20
St Barthelemy 5 0 0 0 28/03/20
St Kitts & Nevis 2 0 0 0 28/03/20
St Lucia 3 0 0 0 28/03/20
St Martin 11 0 0 0 28/03/20
St Vincent & the Grenadines 1 0 0 0 28/03/20
Trinidad & Tobago 74 3 8 1 28/03/20
Turks & Caicos Islands 4 0 n/a n/a 28/03/20
Virgin Islands 22 0 3 0 28/03/20

*Recorded in the past day.

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Central America

Country Total cases Total deaths New cases* New deaths* Updated
Belize 2 0 0 0 28/03/20
Costa Rica 295 2 32 0 28/03/20
El Salvador 19 0 6 0 28/03/20
Guatemala 34 1 6 0 28/03/20
Honduras 95 1 27 0 28/03/20
Nicaragua 4 1 2 0 28/03/20
Panama 786 14 112 5 28/03/20

*Recorded in the past day.

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Europe

Country Total cases Total deaths New cases* New deaths* Updated
Albania 197 10 11 2 28/03/20
Andorra 308 3 41 0 28/03/20
Austria 8,271 68 614 10 28/03/20
Belarus 94 0 0 0 28/03/20
Belgium 9,134 353 1,850 64 28/03/20
Bosnia & Herzegovina 258 5 21 1 28/03/20
Bulgaria 331 7 38 4 28/03/20
Croatia 657 5 71 2 28/03/20
Cyprus 179 5 17 0 28/03/20
Czech Republic 2,631 11 352 2 28/03/20
Denmark 2,201 65 155 13 28/03/20
Estonia 645 1 70 0 28/03/20
Faroe Islands 155 0 11 0 28/03/20
Finland 1,167 9 126 2 28/03/20
France 37,575 2,314 4,611 319 28/03/20
Germany 57,695 433 6,824 91 28/03/20
Gibraltar 56 0 1 0 28/03/20
Greece 1,061 32 95 4 28/03/20
Guernsey 0 0 n/a n/a 17/03/20
Hungary 343 11 43 1 28/03/20
Iceland 963 2 73 0 28/03/20
Ireland 2,415 36 294 14 28/03/20
Isle of Man 32 0 3 0 28/03/20
Italy 92,472 10,023 5,974 889 28/03/20
Jersey 0 0 n/a n/a 17/03/20
Kosovo 91 1 5 0 28/03/20
Latvia 305 0 25 0 28/03/20
Liechtenstein 56 0 0 0 28/03/20
Lithuania 394 7 36 2 28/03/20
Luxembourg 1,831 18 226 3 28/03/20
Malta 149 0 10 0 28/03/20
Moldova 231 2 32 0 28/03/20
Monaco 42 0 0 0 28/03/20
Montenegro 84 1 2 0 28/03/20
Netherlands 9,762 639 1,159 93 28/03/20
North Macedonia 241 4 22 1 28/03/20
Norway 4,015 23 260 4 28/03/20
Poland 1,638 18 249 2 28/03/20
Portugal 5,170 100 902 24 28/03/20
Romania 1,452 37 160 11 28/03/20
Russia 1,264 4 228 0 28/03/20
San Marino 224 22 1 1 28/03/20
Serbia 659 10 202 9 28/03/20
Slovakia 292 0 23 0 28/03/20
Slovenia 684 9 52 0 28/03/20
Spain 73,235 5,982 7,516 844 28/03/20
Sweden 3,447 105 378 0 28/03/20
Switzerland 14,076 264 1,148 33 28/03/20
Turkey 7,402 108 1,704 16 28/03/20
UK 17,089 1,019 2,546 260 28/03/20
Ukraine 356 9 46 4 28/03/20

*Recorded in the past day.

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Indian Ocean

Country Total cases Total deaths New cases* New deaths* Updated
Madagascar 26 0 0 0 28/03/20
Mauritius 102 2 8 0 28/03/20
Mayotte 63 0 13 0 28/03/20
Reunion 183 0 38 0 28/03/20
Seychelles 8 0 1 0 28/03/20

*Recorded in the past day.

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North America

Country Total cases Total deaths New cases* New deaths* Updated
Bermuda 17 0 0 0 28/03/20
Canada 5,559 60 893 7 28/03/20
Greenland 10 0 0 0 28/03/20
Mexico 717 12 132 4 28/03/20
USA 121,326 2,023 19,746 445 28/03/20

*Recorded in the past day.

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Oceania

Country Total cases Total deaths New cases* New deaths* Updated
American Samoa 0 0 0 0 28/03/20
Australia 3,640 14 497 1 28/03/20
Fiji 5 0 0 0 28/03/20
French Polynesia 30 0 0 0 28/03/20
Guam 55 1 4 0 28/03/20
New Caledonia 15 0 0 0 28/03/20
New Zealand 451 0 83 0 28/03/20
Northern Mariana Islands 0 0 0 0 28/03/20
Papua New Guinea 1 0 0 0 28/03/20

*Recorded in the past day.

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South America

Country Total cases Total deaths New cases* New deaths* Updated
Argentina 690 18 101 5 28/03/20
Bolivia 74 0 13 0 28/03/20
Brazil 3,904 111 487 19 28/03/20
Chile 1,909 6 299 1 28/03/20
Colombia 608 6 69 0 28/03/20
Ecuador 1,823 48 228 12 28/03/20
French Guiana 28 0 0 0 28/03/20
Guyana 8 1 3 0 28/03/20
Paraguay 56 3 4 0 28/03/20
Peru 671 16 36 5 28/03/20
Suriname 8 0 0 0 28/03/20
Uruguay 274 0 36 0 28/03/20
Venezuela 119 2 12 1 28/03/20

*Recorded in the past day.

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