277. Diplomatic agents accredited to third states.

277.     Diplomatic agents accredited to third states.

If a diplomatic agent1 passes through or is in the United Kingdom while proceeding to take up or to return to his post, or when returning to his own country, he is accorded inviolability and such other immunities as may be required to ensure his transit or return2. The same applies to any members of his family enjoying privileges or immunities who are accompanying him, or travelling separately to join him or return to their own country3. In such circumstances the United Kingdom is under an obligation