Omicron: BA Explains Travel Restrictions, offers travellers options to change plans

 

Posted by Sade Williams

 

British Airways (BA),  has explained details of the travel restrictions emanating from United Kingdom government red listing of Nigeria recently.

A statement by the management of the airline made available to The Travel port, said that all flights from Lagos to London Heathrow have been retimed due to restrictions at London Heathrow to support arrivals from a red-list country.

It added that all customers travelling from Nigeria must follow the UK government’s rules on arrivals from a red-list country and have a negative PCR test result within the 48 hours prior to their departure from Nigeria.

”As a result of the UK Government placing Nigeria on to the red list, we continue to closely monitor the situation and adjust our schedule accordingly. All flights from Lagos to London Heathrow have been retimed. This is due to restrictions at London Heathrow to support arrivals from a red-list country.

“All customers travelling from Nigeria must follow the UK government’s rules on arrivals from a red-list country and have a negative PCR test result within the 48 hours prior to their departure from Nigeria. Find out more at gov.uk

”Only British or Irish nationals or customers who have residence rights in the UK will be allowed to enter the UK, where they will be required to quarantine in a government facility. Arrivals from Nigeria will land at Heathrow Terminal 5 where any customer whose journey terminates, will be taken on a bus to Terminal 4 for processing prior to being escorted to their pre-purchased quarantine hotel. Customer’s bags will also be taken directly to Terminal 4.

”Any customers wishing to transfer must follow the rules for their final destination. We understand how uncertain the times are and as such customers have the following options to change their travel:

-Credit for future travel under our Book with Confidence policy

– Re-accommodation using Lufthansa or Qatar Airways, if your flight is cancelled

– Due to retiming of Lagos to London Heathrow, a full refund is permitted on ba.com or through your travel agents.

Please refer to ba.com for up to date flight numbers and timings.”, it said.

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