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London/SE England in Tier 4 + countries with UK flight ban : impact on BA travel

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From Heathrow Airport Limited, 22:14 GMT 19 Dec
Following UK Govt. advice, if you are in Tier 4, you should not be travelling unless it is legally permitted. If youíre in Tiers 1-3, you can still fly from Heathrow but should carefully consider whether you need to.

In light of the new tier restrictions, passengers should NOT plan unnecessary time at the airport. Please allow 2 hours ahead of departure for short haul flights and 3 hours for long haul flights.

More information can be found here


List of countries and territories currently restricting travel from the UK, from CWS's post 294, last updated at 18:30 GMT.
- Albania (till January 6th)
- Algeria
- Argentina
- Austria
- Belgium
- Brazil (post 589)
- Bulgaria
- Canada
- Chile
- China (Mainland)
- Colombia

- Croatia
- Czech Republic
- Dominican Republic (406)
- Ecuador
- El Salvador (also South Africa)
- Estonia
- France (48 hours for the moment)
- Finland
- Germany

- Gibraltar
- Hong Kong (also South Africa)
- Hungary
- India
- Iran
- Ireland
- Israel (also restricting Denmark and South Africa)
- Italy
- Jamaica (2 weeks, see post 397)
- Jordan
- Kuwait
- Latvia
- Lithuania

- Malta (339)
- Mauritius
- Morocco
- Netherlands
- North Macedonia
- Norway
- Oman (all countries)

- Pakistan
- Panama (also South Africa, post 409)
- Peru
- Poland
- Portugal
- Romania (from this afternoon, this morning's flight has gone ahead).
- Russia (1 week for now)
- Saudi Arabia
- Seychelles (until end of Jan - ref BA Holidays agent)(461)
- Singapore (from 2359 on Dec 23)

- Slovakia
- Spain (343)
- Sweden (also Denmark) (362)
- Switzerland (also South Africa)
- Tunisia
- Turkey (also Denmark, NL.)
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Old Dec 19, 20, 8:48 am
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London/SE England in Tier 4 + countries with UK flight ban : impact on BA travel

Hi

Any thoughts as to what will happen with the festive schedules when the 1600 announcement is made about London moving to Tier 4 and stay at home order being made?

I live in Scotland and where we can travel as I am in a low tier however I am transiting LHR next week. I presume they wonít leave the schedules intact if no one in the South East can travel as passenger numbers will fall off the cliff.
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Old Dec 19, 20, 8:52 am
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We shall find out at 4. I imagine passenger numbers are not exactly high anyway. I canít imagine it will have as big an impact as the first full lockdown in Mar/Apr.

But itís all crystal ball stuff surely?!
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Old Dec 19, 20, 8:58 am
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I'm hoping to travel to be with family for Christmas on Tuesday. Very nervous for 4PM. Ready to change flights if necessary.
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Old Dec 19, 20, 9:15 am
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My hunch, but it is no more than that, is the restriction will be on travelling to other households in the UK.

The bigger challenge will be if the new variant causes concern at the WHO and borders get closed for anyone coming from the UK. That may take more time to play out.
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Old Dec 19, 20, 10:16 am
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Tier 4 not allowed to travel abroad!!!
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Old Dec 19, 20, 10:17 am
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I think he just said no international travel for those living in Tier 4..
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Old Dec 19, 20, 10:22 am
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Originally Posted by brithk View Post
I think he just said no international travel for those living in Tier 4..
correct - so does that mean you will get a refund from BA or have to take a voucher!
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Old Dec 19, 20, 10:24 am
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As far as I remember from earlier threads, no one has ever been prevented from international travel at Heathrow during the last lock down when travel was prohibited....
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Old Dec 19, 20, 10:31 am
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Originally Posted by Duck1981 View Post
As far as I remember from earlier threads, no one has ever been prevented from international travel at Heathrow during the last lock down when travel was prohibited....
Boris just said that international travel is not permitted if you are in Tier 4
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Old Dec 19, 20, 10:33 am
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He said Travel Abroad from Tier 4 must be for essential reasons - ie work, business. Same as in November.

No leisure travel, but business still permitted.
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Old Dec 19, 20, 10:35 am
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Also no one is allowed to enter a tier 4 area. Iím hoping as a connecting passenger through LHR this is still permissible as you donít enter landside so transit rules would apply?
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Old Dec 19, 20, 10:39 am
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Also no one is allowed to enter a tier 4 area. Iím hoping as a connecting passenger through LHR this is still permissible as you donít enter landside so transit rules would apply?
As usual, especially on the details, we should wait for the exact wording of the Statutory Instrument.

We know from previous experience what Boris Johnson says on a podium is usually not quite accurate.
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Old Dec 19, 20, 10:40 am
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LHR is currently in Tier 3
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Old Dec 19, 20, 10:41 am
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It feels much like November, when travel was only allowed for “Business” and my Other Half operated flights (to France, Canada, India, Pakistan) with 70% load factors of “businesspeople” that included toddlers, blind septuagenarians and mothers with three children.
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Originally Posted by moral_low_ground View Post
LHR is currently in Tier 3
It wonít be by tomorrow. Itíll be in Tier 4
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