Coronavirus: UK to spend £75m on charter flights to bring stranded Britons home Officials work with airlines to get Britons back, and where commercial flights are not available charter flights will be provided.

Officials work with airlines to get Britons back, and where commercial flights are not available charter flights will be provided.

The UK is committing £75m to help Britons stranded abroad by chartering rescue flights when there are no other routes available.

The announcement was made by Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab at the daily Downing Street briefing on the coronavirus.

Up to a million Britons are thought to be stranded as airlines and borders across the world shut down in a bid to stem the COVID-19 outbreak.

The Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) and Department for Trade have signed a...
source: The Sky News

2020-03-30 20:05
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