Coronavirus: British travellers still stranded abroad

British travellers from across the south are still stranded abroad, despite their attempts to get home.

The Foreign Office issued advice for all UK travellers to return.

However, it has become increasingly more difficult to do so, as countries enforced quarantines and ground flights due to coronavirus.

Three people from the Meridian region are currently stuck overseas and are battling to fly back to the UK.

Abbey Farmer-Hartley flew to New Zealand with her boyfriend and brother on a hop on bus tour around the country.

But as travel restrictions tightened in the wake of Covid-19, she has found herself unable to get home.

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Former Eastbourne Lib Dem MP Stephen LLoyd, is also in New Zealand.

He said he fears they could be stuck there for some time and that people could "get quite desperate in the next week or two".

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The Foreign and Commonwealth Office advised all British travellers to return to the UK as soon as possible.

In Parliament on Tuesday, Dominic Raab the Foreign Secretary said he had reached an agreement with Singapore to help with connecting flights.

  • Dominic Raab, Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs

Elsewhere, medical student Timothy Gomm is stuck in Tonga.

Timothy is anxious to get home to the UK, in order to use his medical skills to help the response to the coronavirus outbreak.

He said: "It's very difficult watching the state the NHS is in, having to recall retired healthcare professionals, in order to help support the workforce."

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The Government said it is working with airlines and local authorities abroad to overcome barriers and to help enable people home.

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