CONSERVATIVE
New Forest East

FOREIGN AFFAIRS – UK CITIZENS IN HONDURAS [33385] – 21 March 2020

Dr Julian Lewis: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assistance the British Embassy in Guatemala is providing to (a) New Forest East constituents confined to the island of Utila and (b) other UK citizens stranded in Honduras to enable their return to the UK, and if he will make a statement.  [33385]

[Due for formal Answer on 21 April. Recess response supplied on 27 March.]

ANSWER

The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for European Neighbourhood and the Americas (Wendy Morton): We are closely monitoring the presence of UK nationals in Honduras, and their wellbeing remains our priority. Our Embassy in Guatemala continues to explore all possible options for their safe return to the UK, working closely with the relevant authorities and commercial airlines and potentially including the facilitation of clearance for chartered flights to enter. Our Embassy has been in touch with British Nationals stranded on Utila and the Bay Island.