Flights Traveller Advice
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Written by Chris V
Updated over a week ago

Travellers are responsible for checking and conforming with the entry and exit requirements at their arrival and return destinations, local rules (such as face covering usage) in the country being visited as well as their airline's published protocols. Requirements may include proof of negative PCR Covid-19 tests, temperature checks or completion of forms.

Many airports continue to mandate usage of face coverings whilst inside buildings.

We know that when traveling by air for the first time since the impact of Covid-19 that some travellers may be anxious about their experience. IATA have issued traveller advice on simple things travellers can do to fly safe as detailed here -

IATA have also issued some traveller information on how onboard air is filtered and the assurances that it gives that flying is still a safe option -

The UK Government & NHS have issued traveller information for safe travelling, available here

Many airlines have compulsory passenger requirements for wearing face masks, which must comply with their own safety guidelines, with many enforcing the minimum requirements and now it is more frequent that passengers will be required to wear either a surgical mask or an FFP2 mask or mask with the KN95/N95 standard during boarding, the flight and when leaving the aircraft. Everyday masks are no longer permitted for some airlines. Please check via your airline website before travelling to ensure boarding is not denied. Please also ensure that you have enough face masks with you to remain effective. Guidance suggests that face masks should be changed at least every 4 hours, or when they get wet or dirty.

Some airports have updated terminal usage, so travellers are advised to check which terminal they need before starting their journey to the airport:

Heathrow Airport Information -

Gatwick Information -

Manchester Information -

We encourage travellers to check the latest guidance from their airline directly on the airline website, this may include mandatory Covid-19 testing before travelling, regardless of destination. We have provided links to the top airlines used by Click travellers below:

Important Travel Information -

There are currently no rules for international arrivals into the UK, with the need to test or complete a passenger locator form not needed.


Foreign & Commonwealth Office travel advice is based on risks to British nationals, including in-country public health assessments. At the same time it is vital that entry rules are also checked for the country being visited.

Overseas Travel Information - is available on our general advice page

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