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British Nationals Abroad: Coronavirus

Foreign and Commonwealth Office written question – answered on 23rd March 2020.

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Photo of Jonathan Edwards Jonathan Edwards Shadow PC Spokesperson (Treasury), Shadow PC Spokesperson (Transport), Shadow PC Spokesperson (Foreign Intervention), Shadow PC Spokesperson (Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy)

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what estimate he has made of the number of UK nationals stranded in countries that have closed their borders, by country.

Photo of Nigel Adams Nigel Adams Minister of State (Foreign and Commonwealth Office) (Joint with the Department for International Development)

Consular Assistance is given on a case by case basis and if British Nationals require assistance they can contact us by phone 24/7 for help or advice from anywhere in the world by calling the Foreign and Commonwealth Office ( on 0207 008 1500, or the nearest British embassy, High Commission or Consulate ( We do not register British nationals abroad, and do not therefore have numbers of British nationals in each country.

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