If you did not live in the UK during the qualifying week, you might still get the payment if you live in Switzerland or a EEA country such as Iceland, Liechtenstein or Norway.
However, you must have a genuine and sufficient link to the UK.
This can include having lived or worked in the UK or having family currently living in the UK.
People living in Cyprus, France, Gibraltar, Greece, Malta, Portugal or Spain will not be able to claim the allowance.
This is because the average winter temperature is higher than the warmest region of the UK.