The British government has arranged three further charter flights to repatriate UK residents and their dependents from the Caribbean.
The flights will leave Barbados for Heathrow on June 3, 4 and 5, with capacity for 900 travellers. Sweeper flights will transfer passengers to Barbados from Antigua and Barbuda, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Grenada, Saint Kitts and Nevis, St Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, the British Virgin Islands, Montserrat and Trinidad and Tobago.
The cost per ticket is £600, regardless of where the journey originates, and passengers can apply for a temporary loan to cover the cost if all other options have been exhausted.
The Foreign Office has already laid on special flights from the Bahamas, Jamaica, Cuba and Guyana, and said it had helped more than 11,000 British travellers return to the UK via commercial routes.
Minister for the Caribbean and the Overseas Territories, Baroness Sugg said: ”We recognise that many British travellers in the Caribbean are still trying to get home. That’s why we are organising our most complex series of charter flights yet to bring up to 900 people back.
“Our teams will keep doing everything they can to get as many as possible home to the UK and will be providing those not returning with the support they need.”
Priority will be given to British travellers who are vulnerable, including those over 70 and others with medical requirements, those travelling with young children, and those located in more remote or at-risk areas.
Those eligible to travel who have not yet booked a ticket should express interest to the British High Commission by emailing email@example.com.
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