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British Airways flagship US lounge at JFK’s Terminal 7 will reopen its doors on Sunday 1 August 2021, following a 16-month closure due to the Covid-19 pandemic. 

British Airways is adding thousands of extra seats on key routes to the UK from the USA and EU, following a huge increase in interest in travel to London since the UK Government announced that quarantine restrictions would be lifted for fully-vaccinated US and EU customers when travelling to the UK.

The results of a joint UK proving trial established by Heathrow, British Airways and Virgin Atlantic have demonstrated the UK Government can rapidly expand its Amber policy and remove self-isolation for fully vaccinated US and EU citizens arriving into the UK. The group’s encouraging trial results come ahead of the UK Government’s next checkpoint to review traffic light measure ...

Page updated 23 July 2021.


Stay up to date with us on the UK government announcements on the green and amber watchlists for the British Airways destinations that allowing UK citizens to enter for leisure.

British Airways customers can now check the travel restrictions and entry requirements of any destination the airline flies to on a new interactive map on ba.com. The new page is in partnership with global tech company Sherpa, who has developed an online tool that provides travellers with the latest travel rules for inbound and outbound destinations. This tool brings together t ...

After UK lockdown laws come to an end on 19 July 2021, British Airways has confirmed that they will continue requiring passengers to wear a mask at each stage of their journey, including in the airport terminal and throughout the duration of their flight. Government guidance will remain to wear a mask in enclosed public spaces, including public transport. While British Airways ...

British Airways has teamed up with AirPortr to create new convenient fast bag drop areas before heading to the departures concourse at British Airways London flagship Terminal 5 at Heathrow airport. With the first drop-off point planned at the Heathrow Express train platforms, customers will be able to quickly and securely drop-off their luggage at peak times**, before travelli ...

British Airways has today unveiled its new inflight digital ordering platform, giving customers travelling in Euro Traveller the option to order additional snacks and drinks mid-flight, directly to their seat. The new inflight ordering system will complement the airline’s current ‘Buy Before You Fly’ offering, where customers are encouraged to order from the airline’s full Spee ...

British Airways is preparing to welcome an increased number of holidaymakers back to the skies from July 19 in time for the start of the school summer holidays. Within a couple of hours of this morning’s Government statement around the elimination of quarantine for Britons who are double vaccinated, the airline had seen a 96% increase in the number of views on its website as co ...

British Airways customers now have access to discounted Covid-19 PCR tests administered by a testing specialist in the comfort of their own home, with provider Wren Healthcare. Once ordered, Wren Healthcare will book a slot for a testing specialist to visit the customer’s home to take a PCR sample, avoiding the need for a trip to a dedicated testing facility. When the sample ha ...