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Country Specific Risk of Coronavirus (COVID-19) (Update 30)

31 Dec 2020

The Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO) provides guidance on travelling abroad including the latest information on COVID-19 and other non-COVID-19 risks such as safety and security, entry requirements and travel warnings.

Travel advice, including localised restrictions and self-isolation (quarantine) rules have been implemented across the UK: different rules apply in EnglandScotlandWales 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 December 2020, the COVID-19 risk for UK travellers was increased in 14 countries:

  • see the individual country news alerts for further details.

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

  • Iceland
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Botswana
  • United Arab Emirates

The COVID-19 risk rating in each country 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.