COVID-19/Coronavirus Updates and Resources

Transatlantic Travel Restrictions

The Foreign & Commonwealth Office (FCO) advises British people travelling abroad to return to the UK now, if commercial flights are still available. This advice was published on 23 March and takes effect immediately.

International travel is becoming very limited as air routes close, land borders close and new restrictions are put in place that prevent flights from leaving.

If you are already abroad, or are planning essential travel – make sure you read the US Department of State’s Foreign Travel Advisories

  • Travel to the United States from the United Kingdom is currently not possible for most British citizens, due to a restriction imposed by the US Government. You can check the entry requirements for the US here.
  • US citizens and permanent resident of the USA, their close family members and certain other limited categories of visas holders (such as UN staff and diplomats) are exempt and will still be able to enter the USA, subject to normal entry requirements. They are advised to self-quarantine for 2 weeks.
  • the US Government will not permit entry to the USA of any non-US nationals, including British nationals, who have visited (or are resident in) Schengen Area countries 14 days or less prior to their travel to the USA.

If you are a US Citizen currently in the UK: 

The U.S. Mission to the United Kingdom has suspended routine consular services.  For emergency American Citizens Services, including emergency passports, please visit our website for additional information at