British Nationals Abroad: Coronavirus:Written question - 45973

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Asked on: 12 May 2020
Foreign and Commonwealth Office
British Nationals Abroad: Coronavirus
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how many UK nationals have been repatriated since the restrictions on travel during the covid-19 pandemic were introduced.
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Answered by: Nigel Adams
Answered on: 18 May 2020

Since 31 January, the Foreign and Commonwealth Office has repatriated over 31,000 people on 146 flights from 27 countries and territories. We estimate that over 1.3 million people have returned to the UK via commercial routes - the majority supported by our work to keep vital routes open.

The UK Government continues to work with the airline industry and host governments across the world to help bring back British travellers to the UK as part of the plan announced by the Foreign Secretary on 30 March - with up to £75 million available for special charter flights to priority countries, focused on helping the most vulnerable travellers.

Grouped Questions: 45971

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