Bali Britons plead to go home

World | 24 Mar 2020 2:50 pm

British nationals stuck on the Indonesian holiday island of Bali are calling on the government to bring them home, saying they face the prospect of being trapped for months due to the new coronavirus outbreak, the Guardian reports.

A Facebook group, set up to help stranded Britons there, had more than 130 members today, with many sharing the same stories of being turned away from flights because they transited through places such as Hong Kong, Singapore and the United Arab Emirates, all of which do not accept passengers from Indonesia.

Among those sharing their stories in the group were key workers including NHS staff, teachers, a prison custody officer, firefighter, pharmacist, food distribution worker and army reservist.

Several said they had been told by airline Emirates that they might have to remain in Bali for three months.-Photo: Supplied / Maddie Kembrey/The Guardian


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