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Last verified: Thursday, 24. September 2020 at 07:18 AM

United Kingdom Travel Advisory

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Warning Level Icon Please reconsider your need to travel to United Kingdom

Local Situation: 3.6 / 5

Please reconsider your need to travel to United Kingdom. We detected travel advisories from 8 sources for this specific country.

Regional Situation: 3.7 / 5

United Kingdom shares a land border with Ireland. For these two countries, the Advisory Index is 3.7.

Current informationen on Covid-19 in United Kingdom

There are currently 409,729 officially reported cases of infections with SARS-CoV-2 (or Coronavirus) in United Kingdom. As reported by the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control this morning (~8:30am CET).

There are currently 41,862 officially reported deaths related to this disease in United Kingdom.

Source: www.ecdc.europa.eu

Advice scoring history for United Kingdom

Chart of the risk level over that last 200 days. This is the daily calculated travel risk for United Kingdom.

Chart of the number of sources over that last 200 days. This is the daily number of advisory sources (of any rating) that have been active on that day.

Note: Changes happening on the 28th/29th of July 2019 are related to a change in the software and number of sources processed.

Rating Details (single travel warnings)

These are the individual advisories published by other countries about the destination United Kingdom from a travellers perspective. The scoring of all messages combined is the foundation for the current rating 3.6 out of 5.0.

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 2 - Travel is usually safe.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: Finland

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Iaktta normal försiktighet - Enligt de brittiska myndigheternas bedömning är hotnivån för internationell terrorism för närvarande betydande. I Nordirland är hotnivån för terrorism allvarlig. Allmänt taget är Storbritannien fortfarande ett relativt tryggt resmål.

Source: https://um.fi/resemeddelande/-/c/GB

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 3 - Travel with high caution.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: Denmark

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Hvis du rejser til Storbritannien, bør du være ekstra forsigtig for at minimere risikoen for at blive smittet med coronavirus/COVID-19. Du udviser ekstra forsigtighed ved bl.a. at følge vores rejseråd i en tid med COVID-19. Hvis du rejser til Storbritannien, bør du også orientere dig om lokale restriktioner forud for rejsen. Du skal bl.a. være opmærksom ...

Source: http://um.dk/da/rejse-og-ophold/rejse-til-udlandet/rejsevejledninger/storbritannien/

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 4 - Reconsider travelling.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: United States

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Reconsider travel to the United Kingdom due to COVID-19. Exercise increased caution due to terrorism Read the Department of State’s COVID-19 page before you plan any international travel. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a Level 3 Travel Health Notice for the United Kingdom ...

Source: http://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/traveladvisories/traveladvisories/united-kingdom-travel-advisory.html

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 4 - Reconsider travelling.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: Canada

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The Canadian goverment suggests: Avoid non-essential travel.

Source: https://travel.gc.ca/destinations/united-kingdom

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 4 - Reconsider travelling.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: Ireland

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Warning Level Icon Danger level: 5 - Do not travel.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: Australia

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If you intend to leave the UK but aren't able to do so, because of travel restrictions or self-isolation related to COVID-19, and you have a visa or leave that expired between 24 January and 30 September 2020, you may request additional time to stay. This is known as 'exceptional assurance'. The grant of an assurance doesn't grant you leave but will act as a ...

Source: https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/europe/united-kingdom

Individual rating changes for United Kingdom

This is the recent history of individual changes of travel advices that affected the total asessment of United Kingdom. Most recent events first.

Changes from August 7th 2020

The total rating for United Kingdom changed from 3.4 to 3.6. Here are the influencing details:

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The United States government increased their existing warning for United Kingdom to 4.0 (of 5.0) from the previous rating of 2.0 (by +2.0).

Changes from July 11th 2020

The total rating for United Kingdom changed from 3.5 to 3.4. Here are the influencing details:

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The Danish government decreased their existing warning for United Kingdom to 3.0 (of 5.0) from the previous rating of 4.0 (by -1.0).

Changes from March 22nd 2020

The total rating for United Kingdom changed from 3.4 to 3.5. Here are the influencing details:

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The Canadian government increased their existing warning for United Kingdom to 4.0 (of 5.0) from the previous rating of 3.0 (by +1.0).

Changes from March 18th 2020

The total rating for United Kingdom changed from 2.6 to 3.4. Here are the influencing details:

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The Australian government increased their existing warning for United Kingdom to 5.0 (of 5.0) from the previous rating of 4.0 (by +1.0).

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The Austrian government issued a new warning for United Kingdom with a rating of 5.0.

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The Irish government increased their existing warning for United Kingdom to 4.0 (of 5.0) from the previous rating of 1.0 (by +3.0).

Changes from March 14th 2020

The total rating for United Kingdom changed from 2.2 to 2.6. Here are the influencing details:

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The Australian government issued a new warning for United Kingdom with a rating of 4.0.

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The Danish government increased their existing warning for United Kingdom to 4.0 (of 5.0) from the previous rating of 3.0 (by +1.0).

Changes from March 8th 2020

The total rating for United Kingdom changed from 2.0 to 2.2. Here are the influencing details:

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The Danish government increased their existing warning for United Kingdom to 3.0 (of 5.0) from the previous rating of 2.0 (by +1.0).

Changes from September 26th 2019

The total rating for United Kingdom changed from 0.0 to 2.0. Here are the influencing details:

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The Danish government issued a new warning for United Kingdom with a rating of 2.0.

Changes from September 25th 2019

The total rating for United Kingdom changed from 0.0 to 0.0. Here are the influencing details:

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The United States government issued a new warning for United Kingdom with a rating of 2.0.

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The Canadian government issued a new warning for United Kingdom with a rating of 3.0.

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The New Zealand government issued a new warning for United Kingdom with a rating of 2.0.

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The Irish government issued a new warning for United Kingdom with a rating of 1.0.

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The Finnish government issued a new warning for United Kingdom with a rating of 2.0.

About United Kingdom

United Kingdom with its capital London is a country in Europe (Northern Europe), slightly smaller than Oregon (244,820 km²). The country is located Western Europe, islands - including the northern one-sixth of the island of Ireland - between the North Atlantic Ocean and the North Sea; northwest of France. The climate can be described as temperate; moderated by prevailing southwest winds over the North Atlantic Current; more than one-half of the days are overcast. The landscape is mostly rugged hills and low mountains; level to rolling plains in east and southeast. With a population of about 60.94 million citizens.

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Basic Statistics and Facts

Topic Value
Capital London
Population about 60.94 million
Size 244.820 km²
Size comparable to slightly smaller than Oregon
Common languages Welsh, English, Scottish Gaelic
Currency Pound (short: GBP)
Common voltage (electricity) 230V - 50Hz
Used GSM Frequencies 900/1800/3G
International phone prefix +44
Internet Top Level Domain .uk
Countrycode: ISO Alpha 2 GB
Countrycode: ISO Alpha 3 GBR
Countrycode: ISO Numeric 826

Environmental problems and natural hazzards

These are problems United Kingdom is facing. Environmental issues refer to damages of the nature due to industry and society. Natural hazzards refer to potential dangers originating in nature.

Environmental problems

  • and industry
  • but air pollution remains a concern
  • continues to reduce greenhouse gas emissions
  • decline in marine and coastal habitats brought on by pressures from housing
  • particularly in the London region
  • soil pollution from pesticides and heavy metals
  • tourism

Natural hazzards

  • floods
  • winter windstorms

Top Industries and Agricultural Products

These are the main product industries and agricultural products of United Kingdom. This list indicates what this country is good at producing.

Industries

  1. aircraft
  2. automation equipment
  3. chemicals
  4. clothing
  5. coal
  6. communications equipment
  7. electric power equipment
  8. electronics
  9. food processing
  10. machine tools

Agriculture products

  1. cattle
  2. cereals
  3. fish
  4. oilseed
  5. potatoes
  6. poultry
  7. sheep
  8. vegetables

British Imports and Exports

These are the main product categories of imports and exports to and from United Kingdom.

Export products

  1. beverages
  2. chemicals
  3. food
  4. fuels
  5. manufactured goods
  6. tobacco

Import products

  1. foodstuffs
  2. fuels
  3. machinery
  4. manufactured goods

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the current travel advisory for United Kingdom?

United Kingdom is currently rated at 3,6 out of a possible 5.0. Collected from 8 official sources. Please reconsider your need to travel to United Kingdom.

Is it safe to travel United Kingdom in 2020?

The score is rather high (3,6) and you should avoid all non-essential travel to United Kingdom. Maybe pick another location.

How many travel advisories do you know for United Kingdom?

We currently evaluate 11 official sources each morning. Today, we know of active advisories from 8 individual sources for United Kingdom.

What is the current Corona virus situation in United Kingdom?

There are currently 409,729 officially reported cases of infections with SARS-CoV-2 (or Coronavirus) in United Kingdom. As reported by the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control this morning (~8:30am CET). There are currently 41,862 officially reported deaths related to this disease in United Kingdom.

What is the size of United Kingdom?

United Kingdom has a size of 244,820 km² or 94,525 mi² which is slightly smaller than Oregon.

Common Frequently Asked Questions

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