Foreign & Commonwealth Office News
Foreign Office removes advice against travel to host of destinations
The Foreign Office has lifted its advice against ‘all but essential’ travel to 32 countries. The change means people will be able to travel to a larger number of destinations with greater ease.
Foreign Office updates travel advice for India
The Foreign Commonwealth & Development Office has eased its Covid-specific travel advice for India, a week after the country was restored to the amber list in the UK.
ABTA welcomes changes to FCDO advice
ABTA has welcomed the news that the Foreign Development & Commonwealth Office has removed its advice against all but essential travel to several popular holiday destinations.
Industry calls for renewed island policy as tourism reopens
ABTA and Airlines UK have written to the Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office on the need for clarity around the future approach to Foreign Travel Advice.
FCDO updates travel advice for limited number of destinations
The Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office has updated its travel advice for a number of destinations, potentially clearing the way for the restart of travel.
Sri Lanka leads new quarantine free destinations
Visitors from Israel, Jerusalem, Namibia, Rwanda, Uruguay and the US Virgin Islands can also now enter England, Wales and Northern Ireland without quarantine.
Poland and Turkey added to UK quarantine list
Bonaire, St Eustatius and Saba have also been declared dangerous for British visitors, with those returning from the Caribbean destinations now needing to self-isolate for two weeks.
Portugal added to UK quarantine safe list
Portugal has been added to the UK travel corridor list - meaning passengers arriving in England from the destination after 04:00 on Saturday will not need to self-isolate for 14-days.
France added to quarantine list for British travellers
Visitors returning from across the Channel, as well as from the Netherlands, Monaco, Malta, Turks & Caicos and Aruba, will be expected to isolate for two weeks from 04:00 on Saturday morning.
ABTA urges refunds following FCO travel advice changes
ABTA has said customers hit by a change in travel advice from the Foreign & Commonwealth Office should be offered a “full refund”.
Andorra, Belgium and the Bahamas added to quarantine list
People arriving in England from Andorra, Belgium and the Bahamas from 04:00 tomorrow morning will need to self-isolate for two weeks. The news comes as the countries are removed from the England travel exemptions list.
Foreign & Commonwealth Office clarifies cruise advice
Having appeared to ban all cruise activity, the FCO has now clarified cruise ship travel means “staying overnight for at least one night on a sea-going cruise ship with people from multiple households”.