Carrier revives flights to London Heathrow after UAE switch to UK’s amber list
British Airways has resumed twice-daily flights from Dubai to London following the removal of the UAE from the UK’s red list.
Sohail Ali, British Airways’ senior vice-president for airport operations in the Middle East and Africa, said: “We can’t wait to welcome our customers on board our flights and are delighted to be able to reunite families and friends with their loved ones after such a long time apart.
“The safety of our customers and colleagues has always been at the heart of everything we do. We have also introduced a range of measures to provide stress and hassle-free travel.”
British Airways area general manager Steve Allen added: “We are delighted that we are once again able to offer our customers a double-daily service between Dubai and London Heathrow. When combined with our daily flights from Abu Dhabi, our schedule is back to three flights per day from the UAE to London Heathrow.”
The UAE was switched from the UK’s red list to amber list on August 8.
British Airways passengers can navigate the changing entry requirements by downloading the VeriFLY app before departing to London. The digital health app allows customers to combine their travel verification documents and Covid-19 test results in one place.
The carrier has also introduced a number of measures at the airport and on board to look after the safety and wellbeing of its customers and colleagues. These include social distancing measures, the wearing of face masks and hand sanitiser stations.
For more information, visit the British Airways Covid-19 Travel Hub