Ukraine Travel Advice
This page is to keep you up to date with the impact of the situation in Ukraine on overseas travel to and from the UK.
British visitors have been advised to leave Ukraine and Russia if it is safe to do so. Ukraine's airspace is closed, flights are not running and airlines are being diverted around the country.
The war in Ukraine is primarily a humanitarian tragedy for the people of the region and we hope most of all for a speedy and peaceful resolution.
Last updated: April 29
Countries bordering Ukraine
Bordering Ukraine are Russia, Moldova, Belarus, Romania, Hungary, Slovakia and Poland. Russia was already closed to most visitors; the Foreign and Commonwealth Development Office (FCDO) advises against all travel to Russia, and flights are suspended between Russia and most of the world including the UK. The FCDO advises against all travel to Belarus. Moldovan airspace is closed. The FCDO also advises against crossing from any of the bordering countries into Ukraine.
Flights to other destinations should not be affected by the situation in Ukraine. Planes have now been diverting over the affected airspace for several months without incident.
What to do it your trip has been affected
Most standard travel insurance policies are invalidated if you travel against FCDO advice - if you plan to travel to Ukraine, Russia, Belarus or another country with an FCDO warning please check your travel insurance is suitable for your needs.
For more information
The BBC is covering the invasion of Ukraine here
If the FCDO changes its advice for travel to any country an update will appear here