By Ferdi Burger on 20 April 2010

UK Foreign Secretary David Miliband has advised Britons stranded in Europe to head to Calais to catch a ferry back to England:

Mr Miliband told GMTV: "This is an unprecedented situation, it is affecting the whole of northern Europe, so our priority is first, to make the most of the hole in the clouds that is going to emerge because of the temporary stalling yesterday of the volcano, secondly, to continue to offer as much consular assistance as we can to Brits who are stranded around the world.

"I think the first message to British people who are in Europe though is to go to Calais because it is from Calais that they can cross the Channel.

"I have just heard reports of people being able to arrive at Calais, either in cars or on foot and pretty much go straight on to ferries, the extra ferries that we have laid on."

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