British authorities are asking foreigners who cannot return home due to air travel restrictions to leave the country as soon as possible after quarantine.
The British authorities will extend until May 31 the visas of foreigners who cannot return to their homeland due to the coronavirus pandemic. According to the website of the British government, Minister of the Interior Prity Patel announced this on March 24.
Foreign citizens whose visas expire in the period from January 24 to May 31 should send a request by e-mail [email protected] Unless restrictions are lifted by May 31st, UK residency permits will be extended.
As Patel noted, “no one will be punished for circumstances that they cannot control.”
At the same time, the British authorities expect that foreign citizens “will return to their countries as soon as possible after the lifting of restrictions on flights and the opening of borders.”
According to Johns Hopkins University, 9642 cases of COVID-19 were registered in the UK, 467 people died, 142 recovered. The total number of cases in the world exceeded 500 thousand, almost 23 thousand patients died. More than 120 thousand people have already recovered.
An outbreak of coronavirus infection COVID-19 began in late 2019 in China. March 11, the World Health Organization announced the spread of coronavirus pandemic. Many countries of the world have closed borders and stopped regular passenger traffic.