Coronavirus: Foreign Office links up with airlines to fly stranded Britons home

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31st March, 2020 01:08:00 printer

Coronavirus: Foreign Office links up with airlines to fly stranded Britons home

Tens of thousands of Britons stranded abroad by the coronavirus pandemic will be flown home under a new arrangement between the government and airlines, reports BBC.

BA, Virgin and Easyjet are among airlines working with the government to fly Britons back to the UK.

The government has also pledged £75m to charter special flights to bring home UK nationals from countries where commercial flights are unavailable.

The number of people who have died with the virus in the UK has reached 1,408.

Under the new arrangement, airlines would be responsible for getting stranded passengers home where commercial routes remain an option.

 

 


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