Heathrow Airport, British Airways and Virgin Atlantic are planning to trial a fast-track service for fully vaccinated arrivals.
The trial will allow fully vaccinated passengers of all nationalities to use a fast-track lane on arrival to Heathrow from selected flights. The four flights included in the scheme are the British Airways services from Athens and New York and Virgin Atlantic routes from Los Angeles and Montego Bay.
Passengers will be able to upload their vaccination status before boarding their flight and upon arrival will be allowed to use a dedicated arrivals lane at the UK border in London Heathrow. Those taking part in the trial will still need to follow the traffic light system rules including testing.
Travellers on eligible flights will be contacted by the airline.
Commenting on the news, Sean Doyle, British Airways CEO and Chairman said:
“We need to act quickly to protect jobs, re-build the UK economy and reunite loved ones. We are already helping our customers show proof of their vaccination status when travelling to a number of other countries outside the UK which require it, and we’re confident we can make this happen for entry to Britain too, very quickly. We look forward to providing the data that proves it’s simple for fully vaccinated status to be verified and to the Government meeting its commitment to get the country moving again.”