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Monday, March 30, latest;

Dominic Raab announced a £75m airlift initiative to rescue tens of thousands of British nationals stranded abroad because of the global Covid-19 pandemic

Speaking at the daily Covid-a9 press briefing, the Foreign Secretary asked Brits currently abroad to ‘book tickets as soon as possible’ where commercial tickets were still available, but that the Government will be offering ‘alternative flights’ at ‘little to no cost’ to UK travellers trying to get home where routes have been cancelled, suggesting the Government would subsidise.

An agreement was reached with British Airways, Virgin, easyJet, Jet2 and Titan to help with the ‘unprecedented’ operation, with the £75 million fund used to ‘keep costs down and affordable’ to those seeking to return to the UK.