Due to the coronavirus pandemic, many Britons are stranded abroad as there are limited or no flights due to border closures, and there being a lockdown.
During this challenging time, it is vital to keep yourself safe and follow the guidance issued by the respective country you are in.
You can follow the steps below to get back to the UK:
- Continue to liaise with your tour operator or airline of any commercial flights leaving the country. You can follow your tour operator or airline provider on social media for updates. Also, consider if you need to travel to another country to get to the UK.
- Contact the British embassy, high commission or consulate in the country you are in and provide them with your up to date contact details. This will enable the embassy, high commission or consulate to have a record and update you if there is any assistance they can provide such as repatriation. If your passport is due to expire, the embassy, high commission or the consulate can assist you in arranging an emergency travel document. For contact details, you can go to https://www.gov.uk/world/embassies
- Follow the social media account of the Foreign & Commonwealth Office for where you are to see if there is a repatriation flight and for updates at https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/foreign-commonwealth-office/about/social-media-use#worldwide-foreign-office-social-media-accounts
- Contact your MP so that they can continue to put pressure on the government to assist your return to the UK. You can find your local MP at https://members.parliament.uk/members/Commons
- If you are running low on medication, contact your GP for a copy of your prescription and take it to the doctor/pharmacy in the country you are in. Also, discuss with your insurer if you have travel insurance.
If you require any immigration help for your non-British family, friends or employee to come to the UK, you can contact us on +441483608786.