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Changes to Country Specific COVID-19 risk categorisations

25 Oct 2021

All fitfortravel country pages include a COVID-19 country specific risk-rating which identifies the risk of exposure to COVID-19 for UK travellers. This risk rating can be found in the 'Alerts' section on every country page and is accompanied by appropriate travel advice.

The risk-rating, previously categorised as either high, moderate or low risk, has been changed. Each country is now rated as having either:

  • a 'high risk' of exposure to COVID-19 for UK travellers
  • a 'risk' of exposure to COVID-19 for UK travellers

For all countries, you should be aware that the risk of exposure to COVID-19 may change at short notice.

Countries which have been categorised as having a 'high risk' of exposure to COVID-19 have a high risk of exposure to COVID-19 and/or risk of emerging or known variants of coronavirus (COVID-19).

  • You should avoid non-essential travel to high risk countries, even if you are fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

If there are significant case increases or outbreaks and/or emerging or known variants of coronavirus (COVID-19) in a country, this will be noted in the 'News' section of the affected country pages.

Advice for Travellers

Prior to travel, you should:

  • Check the latest government guidance on the FCDO Foreign travel advice and country specific pages for travel to this country and the rules for entering the UK on return.
  • Ensure you are up to date with UK recommendations on COVID-19 vaccination.
  • Check if you are at increased risk of severe COVID-19. You can check this in the FAQ's.
  • If you are at increased risk of severe COVID-19 you should carefully consider your travel plans and consider seeking medical advice prior to making any decisions.

For further information, see Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) and COVID-19: Health Considerations for Travel pages.