Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) advice
Under the terms of the policy it’s essential you check the FCDO website Opens an overlay [Will show a security message first] for your destination, before you book a trip or purchase your travel insurance (whichever is later).
FCDO travel advice sets out COVID-19 guidance and support and other risks you may face if you travel abroad. Advice is under constant review and the FCDO continues to advise against all non-essential international travel to some countries and territories. Countries have different entry requirements, eg you may require a negative COVID-19 test or proof of vaccination, and some are still refusing entry. There may also be a requirement for you to quarantine on arrival or return.
You won’t be covered if you travel against FCDO advice. This exclusion won't apply to some existing policies – please refer to the FAQs.
You can stay up to date with the latest foreign travel advice on the GOV.UK website Opens an overlay [Will show a security message first].
Frequently asked questions
Here you’ll find answers to your specific questions around COVID-19. Please read through all the questions so you’re clear what exclusions and restrictions apply, as more than one scenario may be relevant to you.
Find answers to questions on:
- Foreign Office advice
- FCDO and Government travel rules
- Quarantine and Self-Isolation
- COVID-19 and vaccinations
- Proof of cover
- Refunds – Retail only