A Foreign Office spokesperson said:
Given the conditions on board, we are working to organise a flight back to the UK for British nationals on the Diamond Princess as soon as possible.
Our staff are contacting British nationals on board to make the necessary arrangements. We urge all those who have not yet responded to get in touch immediately.
Affected British nationals should call +81 3 5211 1100 (Japan) or +44 207 008 1500 (UK).
Published 18 February 2020