How can people get around to returning to their home countries in the event of the pandemic?
The UK has been warned that if people are already in their homes they cannot go back in until the coronivirus has passed.
In a message to people who have left the UK, the Ministry of Health said that if they were travelling to their country of birth in Europe, the Government had already informed the European Union and it is “in the interests of the UK to continue to maintain a high level of protection”.
In the event that the UK does not have enough air capacity to support everyone, it is also likely to have to increase the number of flights by 30%.UK Transport Secretary Chris Grayling said the Government was making it “easier and quicker” for people to return to their countries.
“The Government is making the best of what we have to offer, but we know it is not always possible,” he said.
“If you are leaving the UK now, please consider making a stopover before you leave.
If you have no intention of travelling to your destination, we have a travel advice and help site where you can check your travel plans.”
Please note that you will need to provide identification at the border, and will need documentation that indicates your country of origin.
“We are working closely with other countries in Europe to ensure the best possible return travel arrangements are in place, and we will be monitoring the situation as it develops.”
In the meantime, the UK Government is encouraging people to “stay home” and check the situation at home and abroad.
The message said: “If you have been away for longer than a week, and you are not at home, the Home Office has prepared advice to help you stay home.
People who are in their late 20s or early 30s should consider whether returning home is an option.””
If, in the circumstances, you need to return home, you can get in touch with the relevant authorities, and they will be happy to assist you.”
People who are in their late 20s or early 30s should consider whether returning home is an option.
“If you need assistance:For more information:For information on travel advice, see www.travel.gov.uk.
For information about the coronovirus, see the Ministry for Business, Innovation and Skills’ website.