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India: Coronavirus

Foreign and Commonwealth Office written question – answered on 27th March 2020.

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Photo of Emily Thornberry Emily Thornberry Shadow Foreign Secretary

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with his counterpart in India on facilitating the repatriation of UK nationals from that country.

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

We are working closely with local authorities, commercial airlines, and the Government of India to enable British people affected by ongoing measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19 to get home. The Government of India announced that scheduled international commercial passenger aircraft would not be allowed to land in India from March 22 for one week. We are urgently clarifying this situation. Our consular teams are working around the clock to provide support, advice, and information.

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