Heathrow opens a dedicated terminal for passengers flying in from red list international locations.
When workers raised issues for their security after travellers arriving from red list international locations have been processed in overcrowded areas with inexperienced and amber travellers, London’s Heathrow airport discovered a resolution.
From at present arrivals arriving into the UK from red list international locations can be funnelled by way of Terminal 3 dedicated to them. The intention is to switch this facility to Terminal 4.
The authorities has agreed to cowl the price of working the terminal, however a ultimate sum has but to be agreed nevertheless this quantity may vary between £2.5m to £5m monthly.
Only individuals with British citizenship or residency are allowed to journey from these international locations. Inbound red list travellers are required to bear resort quarantine for 10 days and take a pre-departure Covid take a look at and extra PCR exams on day 2 and eight.
There are 43 international locations together with India, the Philippines, and a number of other African and South American nations on the UK’s red list though solely a few have direct flights to the UK.
An airport spokesman stated:
“Red list routes will likely be a feature of UK travel for the foreseeable future as countries vaccinate their populations at different rates,. We’re adapting Heathrow to this longer-term reality by initially opening a dedicated arrivals facility in Terminal 3.”
The airport admits it’s ‘logistically very challenging.’