More than 170 people have died in China and around 7,700 have been infected.
It is believed the specially-charted plane will fly into an RAF base in Oxfordshire before passengers are quarantined for 14 days.
"It feels a little bit like you are in a movie, like 'Zombieland'," a family stuck in Beijing amid the coronavirus outbreak say.
Irene and Francis Lau, along with their three-year-old son Freddie, have gone to Beijing, China to visit family for Chinese New Year. They haven't been outside for the last three days as most places are closed. Now, they are awaiting their flight back to the UK but have been told that British Airways flights ‘could be cancelled up two hours before they fly’. Irene is twenty-one weeks’ pregnant and worries she could get sick.
UK citizens in the city are being briefed with details of forthcoming flights.
The government said it was working on plans to help British nationals leave Hubei province.
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Health secretary Matt Hancock says authorities are trying to locate 1,500 people who have returned from the Chinese city.
One British man in Wuhan complained that the UK Embassy in Beijing has been "conveniently closed for the weekend".