London Heathrow Airport said Monday it will reopen its Terminal 3 from July 15 for Virgin Atlantic and Delta flights as it prepares for more travelers as the government is expected to remove quarantine requirements for fully vaccinated passengers.
The terminal was shut in May 2020 as passenger numbers plunged during the pandemic but after more than a year of restricted travel, the aviation industry in Britain is preparing for growth.
“With passenger demand expected to increase when ministers permit fully vaccinated passengers to travel more freely, Heathrow is getting ready to welcome you back,” Heathrow CEO John Holland-Kaye said in a statement.
The reopening of Terminal 3 means that all of Heathrow’s four terminals will be operating. The airport said it planned to continue to use Terminal 4 as a dedicated hub for arrivals from high-risk countries on Britain’s “red list” where passengers must quarantine in a hotel for 10 days.
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