Update on return flights to the UK

The government is ramping up efforts to bring home thousands of UK travellers stranded overseas by coronavirus with a new package of extra flights.

The government is ramping up efforts to bring home thousands of travellers stranded overseas by coronavirus with a new package of extra flights and 10 additional airlines joining its scheme to keep commercial routes open and get British people back to the UK.

For the latest information:

Nepal: https://gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/nepal/return-to-the-uk

South Africa: https://gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/south-africa/return-to-the-uk

Philippines: https://gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/philippines/return-to-the-uk

India: https://gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/india/return-to-the-uk

Pakistan: Follow @ukinpakistan

Latest update: special charter flights
The government is working in a new partnership with the airline industry to help British people travelling abroad to return to the UK.

Where commercial routes remain feasible airlines, including Virgin, Jet2 and Titan Airways, will be responsible for getting their passengers with pre-booked tickets home. Where commercial routes do not exist, the government will provide up to £75 million to enable special charter flights to priority countries to bring back UK residents.

If you are in a country where UK-bound flights are still available, book or rebook your flight and return home as soon as possible

To find out if a special charter flight is available where you are, see the ‘Return to the UK’ section of for the country’s travel advice page. This page will also explain who is eligible and how to book a ticket

If there are no commercial or special charter flights for the country you’re in, follow the guidance in the ‘Return to the UK’ section of that country’s travel advice

Please visit for more information:

https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/foreign-commonwealth-office