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Travel Restrictions: Coronavirus

Question for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

UIN 8597, tabled on 27 May 2021

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what steps the Government is taking to ensure the return of disabled citizens from covid-19 red list countries.

Answered on

7 June 2021

Our advice to British nationals abroad is that they should follow the public health advice of the country which they are in, including current COVID-19 restrictions, and consider whether they should take additional precautions due to underlying health conditions. Our consular staff endeavour to give appropriate and tailored support to British nationals overseas and their families in the UK, 24 hours a day, seven days a week and 365 days a year. This support includes providing assistance to return to the UK where it is appropriate. The assistance the Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO) can provide to British nationals abroad is set out in the publication: Support for British nationals abroad: A Guide (https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/support-for-british-nationals-abroad-a-guide). British nationals who wish to return to the UK should check current COVID-19 related restrictions on gov.uk (https://www.gov.uk/uk-border-control), noting that individuals returning from red listed countries must enter managed quarantine in a hotel. Any quarantine enquiries, including medical exemption requests, should be sent to DHSC directly at DHSCtesttrace.customerfeedbackteam@nhs.net.

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