British Airways is to resume flights from London to Antigua on August 1.

Confirmation came in updated Foreign Office travel advice for the Caribbean island.

Virgin Atlantic is due to restart flights to Antigua in October.

The FCO said: “The British High Commission  [in capital] St John’s is in contact with airlines, the  Antigua and Barbuda authorities and other governments to make sure commercial options for returning to the UK are available as soon as possible.”

American Airlines is operating flights from VC Bird International airport to Miami, with onward connections to the UK, but these services are subject to change, according to the FCO.

There are currently no other commercial options available to return to the UK from Antigua and Barbuda.

Regional airline LIAT has suspended all operations until July 15.

The FCO continues to advise against all but essential international travel, a policy adopted with the onset of Covid-19 which is being kept under “constant review”.