The FCO advises against all non-essential international travel and also advises all British nationals who live in the UK and are travelling overseas to return to the UK now while commercial options are available.
Please be assured that the FCO are working closely with local authorities, commercial airlines and other diplomatic missions to enable British nationals to get home. Their consular team is working around the clock to provide support, advice and information.
You should contact your airline, travel company, cruise line or other transport, insurance and accommodation providers to see how they can assist.
The FCO travel advice remains the best and most up-to-date way to remain informed of travelling internationally and is currently being updated daily for many countries. Further instructions on how to get home are available on Travel Advice pages for each country, particularly the ‘Return to the UK’ page.
Subscribe to travel advice email alerts for their destination, and continues to monitor the FCO coronavirus travel advice page. These pages contain all the latest information and advice from the FCO on coronavirus for people living and travelling overseas.
We also recommend you follow your nearest Embassy or Consulate on social media. and follow the advice provided by the official Embassy or Consulate Twitter account as well as the advice of the local authorities.
The Government has reached an agreement with Virgin, Easyjet, Jet2 and Tital Airways, so that they will offer passengers alternative routes where the original flight has been cancelled, and allow people to change tickets, including between carriers.
The Government are also providing £75 million to charter special flights to bring British nationals home where commercial options do not exist. These flights will be operated by the airlines which have reached an agreement with the Government, and will fly to priority countries to bring back UK residents, especially those who are elderly or vulnerable. Special charter flights will be prioritised according to the number of stranded British travellers and their vulnerability, including an assessment of the local health provision.
The government has ramped up efforts to bring home thousands of travellers stranded overseas by coronavirus with a new package of extra flights and 10 additional airlines joining its scheme to keep commercial routes open and get British people back to the UK.
If you are stuck abroad please do get in touch with my team and email email@example.com with the following details for each member of your party:
- Your full name
- Date of birth
- What city / country they are in
- Their contact details (email, mobile phone, home address)