London Biggin Hill to accept flights from ‘red list’ countries

The airport will act as England’s entry point, with passengers required to quarantine for ten days upon arrival  

London Biggin Hill has recently received government approval to accept international flights arriving from ‘red list’ countries, as it will now act as a national entry point for England.  

Passengers flying into the base from high-risk areas must be British or Irish nationals or hold residence rights in the UK.  

Biggin Hill Airport
Photo Geograph/Christopher Hilton

Andy Patsalides, head of marketing at Biggin Hill, said: “Initiatives introduced at the airport in response to the Covid-19 pandemic include our ‘contactless travel’ initiative, allowing passengers to board and alight aircraft with very limited touchpoints throughout their journey, and our dedicated on-site Covid-19 testing centre, The Mansi Testing Suite. Both have supported our local community and international passengers and crew travelling to and through the airport.” 

Travellers are required to isolate upon arrival for ten days in government designated hotels in line with the current Covid-19 restrictions.