Heathrow reopens facilities to passenger from red list countries

 Friday, December 3, 2021 

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Heathrow reopened its dedicated facility for passengers arriving from red list countries. Terminal 4 acts as a separate arrivals facility, keeping direct red list arrivals away from passengers in all other operational terminals. This safety-first approach delivers a more efficient journey for all passengers, alongside multiple layered approaches that will keep passengers and colleagues safe including the mandatory requirement of face coverings, intensive robotic cleaning regimes across the airport, enhanced ventilation in immigration halls, and Covid-19 marshals on hand.

The UK experiences additional measures, intended to be temporary, Heathrow reassures its passengers that they remain safe and can fly with confidence in the coming weeks. Passengers flying into Heathrow to use PCR testing facilities either on or close to the airport. Those who choose to test at the airport must pre-book and enjoy a service that will shorten the time needed to self-isolate in a move to protect business travel and those reuniting with friends and family for a short time only.

Heathrow chief operating officer, Emma Gilthorpe, said they are supportive of measures that protect public health and prevent the spread of Covid-19.  Restrictions for international travel will be a further significant blow for British exporters and those wanting to visit friends and relatives. A government commitment to the removal of red list countries, as soon as possible.  Heathrow maintains the highest levels of Covid secure measures to ensure passengers, colleagues, and partners that Heathrow is a safe place to travel to and from.

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