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Atkins leaves Bahrain as government plans airlift

Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) has urged British Nationals to leave Bahrain as Atkins withdraws its staff from the country.

Atkins has evacuated 170 staff from the Kingdom and moving them to other offices in the Middle East.

“We have activated our contingency plan for Bahrain and are now decanting our people to other Atkins locations in the region to ensure the safety of our people and continued service to our clients,” said an Atkins spokesperson.

The UK government in chartering plants to supplement commercial airlines to enable British Nationals to leave the country. UK contractors and consultants who have not already left Bahrain are expected to do so shortly.

FCO has advised any British nationals without a “pressing reason” to stay in the country to leave immediately.

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