£75 million pledged to help rescue Britons stranded abroad amid coronavirus lockdowns | ITV News

Tens of thousands of Britons stranded abroad due to coronavirus lockdowns will be rescued after an agreement was reached between the government and commercial airlines, Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab has said.

Mr Raab said the government had negotiated with airlines including British Airways, Virgin, easyJet, Jet2 and Titan, to fly home “tens of thousands” of stranded British travellers.

Mr Raab said the government will provide up to £75 million in financial support to enable special charter flights to bring home stranded Britons from places where commercial routes do not exist.

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