UK Foreign Minister Dominic Raab on Monday said the government was working with airlines to take home tens of thousands of stranded British travellers.
British Airways, Virgin and EasyJet will fly home Britons who are stuck in countries where commercial flights have been stopped.
“This is a worrying time for many British citizens travelling abroad," Mr Raab said on Monday.
“We’ve already worked with airlines and governments to enable hundreds of thousands to return home on commercial flights, and we will keep as many of those options open as possible.
"Where commercial flights are no longer running the government will provide support for special charter flights to help British nationals back home."
Up to £75 million ($92.9m/Dh341.2m) has been set aside to take stranded UK travellers home.
The flights will be set up first in countries with the largest numbers of British travellers.
Local health care and ease of travel will also help to determine where the flights go.
Some charter flights are already running from Tunisia and Ghana.
India and South Africa are expected to be have repatriation flights this week.
The Foreign Office said it was "negotiating intensely" with national governments to have the flights authorised.
The death toll in the UK rose to 1,451 on Monday.
Three doctors - including two of Sudanese background - in the UK made the “ultimate sacrifice” after they died in the frontlines of the coronavirus battle fight.
Consultant Amged El Hawrani, Dr Adil El Tayar, and Dr Habib Zaidi, a GP, all lost their lives last week.