UK residents should return to UK while they can

The UK’s Foreign & Commonwealth Office has issued the following statement:

“We strongly recommend that if you live in the UK and are currently in France, whether working, on holiday, or travelling, you should return now, where and while there are still commercial routes available.

“International travel is already very limited, and severely restricted. Channel-crossing options continue to reduce further as tighter restrictions on movement continue to be introduced.

“UK nationals who elect to stay should be aware that options to return in the future may be extremely limited, given the unprecedented conditions that we face. We anticipate that this situation is likely to endure for some considerable time.

“British travellers should contact their tour operator or transport provider now to arrange their early return to the UK, and should regularly check FCO travel advice to ensure they receive the latest updates at: https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/france

“Please note, this new announcement does not relate to UK nationals living in France. They should continue to follow French government guidance.”

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