Direct cremation is an attractive option for people who want to take someone who has died abroad back to their home country.

It saves the considerable costs of embalming and air freight.

There should not be any problem bringing ashes into the UK or taking them out so long as you comply with the laws of the country you are travelling to/from and you have enquired with the carrier you are travelling with (sea, air, rail or road). This is what the Department of Transport say.