Brits in Tenerife hotel can leave – if UK vows to continue their care

British tourists have been given the greenlight to leave the Tenerife hotel hit by coronavirus as long as they are well and the government can guarantee their continuing care.

Hopes of an early end to their holiday hell were first raised last week when it emerged island health chiefs were in talks with embassies and consulates about a possible repatriation.

Now several Brits are due to leave the H10 Costa Adeje Palace and fly back tonight, MirrorOnline understands.

Anyone who flies out of the country will have to have passed tests fir the disease and are expected to self-isolate on their return.

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The Foreign Office has poured water on a centrally organised repatriation flight however.

Today regional health chiefs said tourists who checked in after February 24 could leave as long as they fulfilled three key conditions which included their home countries “guaranteeing” their safe return and their continued monitoring.

A spokesman on the island said: “They can leave the hotel and fly home as long as they fulfil these three conditions.

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“The conditions are that they must be showing no symptoms of the virus, test negative in an analysis carried out 24 hours earlier, and their home nations must establish their return mechanisms and guarantee the continuity of their treatment once they return.”

Around 50 Brits who checked into the H10 Costa Adeje Palace before February 24 have already been told they can leave.

The five Italians, including a doctor, who tested positive at the hotel are now in quarantine in hospital.

It was also announced today that Britain is pulling dependants and non-essential staff out of its embassy in Tehran amid a coronavirus outbreak that has killed at least 54 people in Iran.

In its updated travel advice for Iran, the Foreign Office said: "As of 1 March, dependants and some staff from the British Embassy are being withdrawn from Iran due to the ongoing coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.

"Essential staff needed to continue critical work will remain.

"In the event that the situation deteriorates further, the ability of the British Embassy to provide assistance to British nationals from within Iran may be limited."

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