BA adjusts protocol in line with UK’s new COVID-19 policy for inbound flights

Mega carrier, British Airways has adjusted its COVID-19 protocol in conformity with the United Kingdom Government’s COVD-19 new regime which confirmed that from 0400 on 15 January 2021, all inbound passengers travelling to England will be required to present a negative Covid-19 test, taken up to 72 hours prior to departure.

This includes UK citizens and those transiting air-side via a UK airport. A limited number of exceptions are set out on the website.

The airline in a statement made available to Woleshadarenews urged its trade partners to, “Please continue to check the website regularly as further information will be provided regarding testing standards and what passengers will be required to have with them at check-in and at the UK border”.

READ ALSO:  FlyNamibia Joins Ranks of IATA Members


British Airways

“As we continue to respond to the ever-changing situation, we are operating a reduced and dynamic schedule. If your customers’ flights are cancelled, we will contact you but please always encourage your customers to check the status of their flights on before travelling to the airport. Please also ensure their contact details are up to date within ‘Manage My Booking’.

The carrier says it would also continue to offer flexibility if customers need to change their travel plans with our Book with Confidence policy.

Wole Shadare