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British Nationals Abroad: Coronavirus

Foreign and Commonwealth Office written question – answered on 25th March 2020.

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Photo of Daniel Zeichner Daniel Zeichner Labour, Cambridge

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will set up an emergency hotline to assist UK citizens stranded abroad by border closures and flight cancellations.

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

The FCO has an emergency hotline which is manned 24/7. We are increasing the capacity of our phone lines to manage the exceptionally high volumes of calls. We recommend that those seeking travel advice look at and call only if they require urgent consular assistance.

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