283. The consular post.

Consular premises1 are inviolable to the extent that the authorities of the United Kingdom2 must not enter that part of them which is used exclusively for the purpose of the work of the consular post, except with the consent of the head of the consular post3 or his designee or the head of the diplomatic mission of the sending state4. The premises, their furnishings, the property of the consular post and its means of transport are exempt from any form of requisition for purposes of national defence or public utility