British nationals have been advised to avoid all non-essential foreign travel for 30 days as the coronavirus pandemic continues.

The decision comes after stringent social measures to tackle the virus were announced.

Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab said the “fast-changing international circumstances” of the worldwide outbreak of COVID-19, the disease caused by the coronavirus, required changes to the official travel advice.

“UK travellers abroad now face widespread international border restrictions and lockdowns in various countries,” he told MPs in the Commons.

“The FCO will always consider the safety and the security of British nationals, so with immediate effect I’ve taken the decision to advise British nationals against non-essential travel globally for an initial period of 30 days and of course subject to ongoing review.”

Meanwhile, the Euro 2020 football tournament has been postponed.