Afghanistan: Refugees

Home Office written question – answered on 19th January 2022.

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Photo of Dan Jarvis Dan Jarvis Labour, Barnsley Central

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment she has made of the potential merits of providing free PCR tests for Afghan nationals who qualify for (a) Afghan Relocations and Assistance Policy (b) Afghan Citizens Resettlement Scheme when travelling to the UK from a third country.

Photo of Kevin Foster Kevin Foster The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for the Home Department

Afghan nationals who qualify under the Afghan Relocations and Assistance Policy (ARAP) or Afghan Citizens Resettlement Scheme (ACRS) who arrive from third countries are provided with PCR tests as part of the arrivals package and do not pay for these tests.

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