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Afghanistan: Refugees

Question for Ministry of Defence

UIN 51759, tabled on 20 September 2021

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what support the armed forces can provide to refugees in quarantine hotels arriving under the Afghan Relocations and Assistance Policy.

Answered on

27 September 2021

In accordance with the government's COVID-19 border health measures, individuals arriving in the UK from Afghanistan are required to undergo a period of quarantine in designated hotels. During the evacuation of British nationals and Afghan allies from Kabul (Op PITTING), Defence provided logistics support in Managed Quarantine Service (MQS) hotels in Manchester. All persons extracted from Kabul under Op PITTING have now finished their mandatory period of quarantine.