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Heathrow rejects requests for extra flights from India before ‘red list’ move

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eathrow Airport has refused requests for extra flights from India before the nation is added to the UK’s coronavirus “crimson checklist”.

Four airways requested for a complete of eight extra flights to reach on the west London airport before 4am on Friday.

Britons returning after that time will probably be compelled to quarantine in a lodge for 10 days.

Anyone who shouldn’t be a UK or Irish resident or a British citizen will probably be banned from getting into the nation if they’ve been in India within the earlier 10 days.

It is known Heathrow declined the airways’ requests to make sure current pressures on the border will not be exacerbated.

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India was added to the “crimson checklist” in response to mounting concern concerning the variety of coronavirus instances there and the emergence of a variant.

Heathrow Airport has seen lengthy queues at border management in latest instances as passengers have types checked in response to entry necessities amid coronavirus restrictions.

An All Party Parliamentary Group on Coronavirus heard on Tuesday that whereas queues in immigration halls fluctuate, on common there are two to 3 hour delays at massive places like Heathrow.