London’s Heathrow Airport Opens New Terminal For ‘Red List’ Nations Including India

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by Tania Tarafdar
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India has been battling a deadly second eave and scientists believe that the mutant variant could be responsible for the explosion. Many countries have banned travel to and from India in light of the COVID-19 cases. The UK too had banned flights to and from India looking at the mounting COVID-19 cases in India. In fact, UK had put India on the red list. However now, Air India announced that it will operate flights from London to Mumbai starting from May 17. Meanwhile, London’s Heathrow Airport has opened a new terminal for red list nations including India.

London’s Heathrow Airport Opens New Terminal For Red List Nations

With the resumption of flights from India to the UK, London’s Heathrow Airport has now opened a new terminal for all travellers arriving from red list nations, including India. Those visiting London via direct flights from Covid high-risk nations must go directly through Terminal 3. The passengers will then be directed to a quarantine facility that travellers can book at their own expense. This decision was taken after airport staff raised concerns about their own safety issues due to overcrowding at the terminals. There have been a large number of people arriving from red list countries to London.

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Air India Will Run Flights From London To Mumbai Starting May 17

Air India tweeted that flights will be operational from London’s Heathrow to Mumbai’s Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport from May 17 to May 31. However, the flights will not be operating on the dates May 18, 23, and 30. The tweet also stated that passengers who have already booked these non-operational dates must revalidate their bookings.

Passengers traveling to India must adhere to the recent COVID-19 guidelines. Also, Air India has made it clear that it is the responsibility of the passenger to find out if they can enter the country according to the UK’s latest rules.

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Air India Is Running Flights Between Bengaluru & London Heathrow

Previously, Air India had cancelled all flights to London after the UK government included India in the red list of countries. However, Air India has now announced that it will also be operating its Bengaluru-London Heathrow-Bengaluru route. The airline will operate from Bengaluru to London Heathrow on May 17, 19, 24, 26, and 31. The same will operate from London Heathrow to Bengaluru on May 16, 18, 23, 25, and 30.

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Do you wish to fly to India? You can book your flights through the Air India website booking offices, authorised travel agents, mobile applications, or call centre.

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