British nationals should avoid all non-essential foreign travel to tackle the spread of coronavirus, the Foreign Office has advised.
The travel restrictions will be in place for 30 days initially but could be extended, Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab told the House of Commons.
The advice reflects the pace at which other countries are bringing in border controls in response to the pandemic.
“UK travellers abroad now face widespread international border restrictions and lock-downs in various countries. The speed and range of those measures across other countries is unprecedented,” Mr Raab said in a statement.
British people currently abroad should “immediately return to the UK” except for those in a few countries detailed in the Foreign Office’s travel advice.
The FCO advise against all but essential travel to Estonia.