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British Nationals Abroad: Coronavirus

Question for Foreign and Commonwealth Office

UIN 30035, tabled on 16 March 2020

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps he is taking to strengthen consular support for UK nationals overseas facing quarantine as a result of covid-19.

Answered on

23 March 2020

We are aware of cases where British nationals have been quarantined. We are in close contact with the local authorities in the countries concerned and are providing consular assistance to all those who request it. This includes maintaining contact with family members; helping them understand the local situation, providing assistance in securing medication or liaising with tour operators and airlines about onward travel once they are allowed to leave.