Government launches £75m airline partnership to get Brits home

The government is working with commercial airlines to get stranded Britons back home as soon as possible.

Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab said the government is launching a partnership with commercial airlines to help British travellers return home.

Raab confirmed the government has set aside £75million to get hundreds of thousands of citizens home.

The government will provide the financial support for special charter flights to get British travellers home.

The arrangement will prioritise the elderly and those with pressing medical needs in countries with highest number of Brits.

British Airways, Virgin, EasyJet, Jet2 and Titan are among airlines that have agreed to fly Britons back to the UK.