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Country Specific Risk of Coronavirus (COVID-19) (Update 29)

27 Nov 2020

The Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO) provides guidance on COVID-19 and non-COVID-19 risks overseas. The FCDO currently advises against all but essential travel to many countries and territories on the basis of the COVID-19 related risks.

Travel advice, including localised restrictions and self-isolation (quarantine) rules have been implemented across the UK, different rules apply in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.

These rules can change rapidly, you should follow the latest guidance according to your location, and also check the guidance regularly before, during and after travel.

Country Specific COVID-19 Risk  

Each fitfortravel country page includes a COVID-19 country specific risk-rating which identifies the country as having a high, moderate or low risk of exposure to COVID-19 for UK travellers.

  • This risk rating can be found in the 'Alerts' section on every country page and each rating is accompanied by appropriate travel advice.

In November 2020, the COVID-19 risk for UK travellers was increased in 10 countries:

  • see the individual country news alerts for further details.

In November 2020, the COVID-19 risk for UK travellers was decreased in the following locations:


  • Namibia
  • Rwanda


  • Bhutan
  • Cambodia
  • East Timor (Timor-Leste)


  • Aruba
  • Bonaire
  • Saba
  • Sint Eustasius
  • Turks & Caicos

Middle East:

  • Bahrain
  • Israel and Occupied Palestinian Territories
  • Qatar

South America

  • Chile
  • Uruguay

The COVID-19 risk rating is being kept under constant review and may change at short notice.

You should follow sensible precautions to reduce your risk of exposure to coronavirus (COVID-19) before, during and after travel; for information on how to do this, please read our COVID-19: Health Considerations for Travel page.