Travel advice

Travel advice

You must stay at home, do not travel unless for food, health and essential work.

Guidance for British people travelling abroad here.

Travel advice and country specific information can be found at FitForTravel.

 

British travellers overseas

The UK Government is working flat out to get British travellers stranded abroad home, and have partnered with key airline providers to ensure that tourists stranded abroad can get home.

Where commercial routes do not exist, the UK Government has pledged £75 million to enable additional charter flights and to ensure that tickets home are affordable.  Airlines have committed to offer alternative arrangements where routes have been previously cancelled. They will allow passengers to change tickets, as well as provide the latest advice and information as the situation changes.

British tourists stranded abroad should first check if there are commercial routes available by checking airline websites, FCO travel advice pages and local British embassy social media.

If there are no commercial options, please visit the UK Government’s foreign travel advice page and follow embassy social media and email updates. When special return flights become available, they will be advertised by the embassy, on FCO Travel Advice Pages and if you register for updates you will be contacted via email.

 

Foreign nationals visa expiry

The UK Government have extended the visas of foreign nationals who cannot leave the UK due to travel restrictions or self-isolation, until 31 May. This extension will apply to anyone whose visa expired after the 24 January but were unable to return home as a result of coronavirus.

 This scheme will be kept under review in case it requires extending.

Anyone in this situation should email the COVID-19 immigration team at CIH@homeoffice.gov.uk

 The UK Government have announced that all NHS frontline staff with visas due to expire before October 2020 will have their visa extended for one year. Doctors, nurses and paramedics will automatically have their visas extended, free of charge, for one year.