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Heathrow has said it will set up a dedicated facility for passengers on direct flights from Red List countries, following concerns they are mingling with those from green and amber countries.

This installation will be installed in Terminal 3 from June 1 and will then be moved to Terminal 4 as soon as operationally possible.

People arriving in England from Red List countries must self-isolate in a government-approved hotel for 10 days, along with a pre-departure COVID test, as well as testing on the second and eighth day of the day. quarantine.

Currently, all flights to Heathrow operate from Terminals 2 and 5 following the temporary relocation of airlines from Terminals 3 and 4, amid declining demand for air travel due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Heathrow says it is in negotiations with the government over the cost of the facility.

Airport officials say they need to recover some of it because it is government policy.

Heathrow claims to have lost £ 2.4 billion to the pandemic and to suffer losses of £ 5million every day.

Bosses say they received limited financial support from the government and, unlike retail businesses, had to continue paying commercial fares that matched when they had 80 percent more passengers.

A Heathrow spokesperson said: ‘Red List routes are likely to be a feature of UK travel for the foreseeable future as countries vaccinate their populations at different rates.

“We are adapting Heathrow to this longer-term reality by first opening a dedicated arrivals facility in Terminal 3 from 1 June for Red List passengers arriving on direct flights.

“We will move this facility to Terminal 4 as soon as operationally possible.

“Although opening this facility is logistically very difficult, we hope it will allow the Border Force to perform its tasks more efficiently as the passenger volume increases according to the list. green.

“Until then, the current red list system will remain in effect …

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This notice was published: 2021-05-21 14:34:00