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The TravelWise App

On 20 October, the Government agreed to implement the EU Recommendation on a coordinated approach to travel restrictions in the context of COVID-19. This provides for the categorisation of regions across the EU/EEA as green, orange, red and grey, depending on the risk levels associated with COVID-19. A map will be published every week by the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC), based on agreed criteria (further details at For countries covered under this system, our security status is “High Degree of Caution”. For all other countries, the security status of ‘avoid non-essential travel’ continues to apply. The TravelWise app has been temporarily suspended while we implement this system. Travel advice remains available on