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British Nationals Abroad: Coronavirus

Question for Foreign and Commonwealth Office

UIN 39549, tabled on 24 April 2020

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps he is taking to ensure that repatriated British nationals are (a) tested for covid-19 and (b) subject to a quarantine period upon their arrival in the UK.

Answered on

29 April 2020

All passengers returning on repatriation flights should follow the UK's latest public health advice, as laid out by the Prime Minister last month. We will not be flying back people who are symptomatic or have COVID-19. All British nationals returning to the UK must comply with current social distancing rules, and self-isolate should they develop symptoms.

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