THE plane carrying British passengers from the Diamond Princess cruise ship will land at the Boscombe Down in Wiltshire.

Around 70 Britons will be on the repatriation flight, which is expected to leave Tokyo late tomorrow night.

Dominic Raab said information has been provided to those registered for the flight, but he urged "other British nationals still seeking to leave to contact us".

He added: "We will continue to support British nationals who wish to stay in Japan."

Those repatriated from the Diamond Princess will be quarantined at accommodation at Arrowe Park on the Wirral on their return, a Department of Health and Social Care spokesman said.

David Abel, who is being treated for coronavirus in Japan alongside his wife Sally, posted pictures of the couple on Facebook from their hospital beds.

He said: "We arrived in lovely hospital a couple of hours ago. Taken by ambulance blues & twos the entire journey.

"Outside the hospital I came over a bit weird and nearly passed out. Every pore on my body opened and i was wheelchaired to our room.

"Full health inspection and now we know what's going on. We both contracted a cold (unaware of) and it has not yet turned into pneumonia. (we do have coronavirus).

"Tomorrow the big tests commence. chest x-rays, ECG, chest scan, urine + more.

"We are both in the best place! They do know what they are doing and our two nurses are gorgeous. Sally likes the Dr too.

"Following treatments we require two days of all clear tests then we go for another big 3rd round of tests.

"Wi-fi will not work for me, so this will be the final communication for some time."

He added: "See you all before you know it."

In further posts, he said his wife Sally had a bed in the same room as him and said they were "thinking of all the Brits flying to UK tomorrow."

Britons in Cambodia who left the Westerdam cruise ship and have been cleared for travel are being assisted by the Foreign Office to make their way home, sources told the PA news agency.

The group, who have all tested negative for coronavirus in Cambodia, are receiving health advice and being helped with commercial flight bookings.

The number of Britons in the group has not been disclosed. It is unclear whether some have already come back to the UK.

Public Health England said airport health teams will meet the flights and speak to Westerdam passengers about any symptoms.

If they do not have symptoms, the group will be given health advice and told to self-isolate at home for 14 days, PHE said.

If they have symptoms, they will be taken to hospital for testing.

The flight bringing home Diamond Princess passengers from Tokyo will leave on Friday evening Japanese time.

The flight carrying Diamond Princess passengers from Tokyo to the UK will land at MoD Boscombe Down, sources told PA.

A spokesman for British Airways said: "In line with the Foreign and Commonwealth Office's continued advice against all but essential travel to mainland China, we are cancelling flights to and from Beijing and Shanghai until April 17 2020.

"We continue to fly to and from Hong Kong.

"We will be contacting customers on cancelled flights so we can discuss their travel options, including rebooking onto other carriers where possible, full refunds or booking with BA for a later date of travel. Customers can also find the latest information and options on

"Safety is at the heart of everything we do and we will keep the situation under review."