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Eastern Europe: British Nationals Abroad

Question for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

UIN 121755, tabled on 9 February 2022

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, when she last discussed with (a) the Home Secretary and (b) the Secretary of State for Defence the coordination of contingency evacuation plans for UK nationals, residents and visa holders currently in (i) Ukraine, (ii) Belarus and (iii) Russia.

Answered on

21 February 2022

The Foreign Commonwealth and Development Office is in continuous contact with partners across Government about contingency plans. The Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office updated its travel advice to Ukraine on 11 February, and is now advising British nationals against all travel to Ukraine and that British nationals currently in Ukraine should leave now while commercial means are still available. The Embassy remains open but will be unable to provide in-person consular assistance. British nationals should leave while commercial options remain.

Any Russian military action in Ukraine would severely affect the British Embassy Kyiv's, and the office in Lviv's, ability to provide any consular assistance. Travel advice is regularly reviewed.

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