Foreign nationals hesitant to leave the UK at Christmas due to increased travel risks

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The safety of their families comes first to their feelings of homesickness and the possibility of spending Christmas away from home.

Many migrants living in the UK will not be able to see their families abroad for the winter holidays. With the latest debate on whether the Prime Minister is taking a wise decision to ease restrictions at Christmas, many have forgotten that foreigners have a much harder choice to make if they want to see their families.

Travelling abroad often involves changing several means of transport, like trains, coaches or planes, which significantly increases the risks of coming in contact with COVID-19. This would mean not only endangering their own health, but also that of their relatives at home. Most foreign nationals have taken the more difficult, but sensible decision to celebrate Christmas either virtually with those at home, or by themselves, in the UK.

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