NEWS: Travel corridor changes, BA no short haul at Gatwick until Spring 2021? & more Qatar routes

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Travel corridor additions & removals

This week’s announcement from Grant Shapps had a few surprises. Denmark which has been in the red zone for a while (above 20 per 100,000 over the last 7 days) was not removed from the list. However, Slovenia and Guadeloupe were removed from the Travel Corridor list. This means if you arrive in the UK from these destinations after 4am Saturday 19 September you will need to self isolate for 14 days. 

The good news is that he added Thailand and Singapore to the travel corridor list. The bad news is that we can’t visit either (except for very specific exceptions) although both have been looking at ways to reopen safely so hopefully they will reopen in the new year, if not before. 


BA may not return short haul to Gatwick until Spring 2021?

BA Gatwick

British Airways had previously said that they would not return to Gatwick for short-haul until 9 November 20. Today they have started sending out notifications to customers that have bookings for short-haul flights from Gatwick after the 9 November up until the end of March. The email says that they have been changed onto a flight from Heathrow instead. This is effectively the whole winter season and given the current situation with hokey pokey quarantine rules I would not be the slightest surprised if BA do not return until summer schedules 2021. There has been no official announcement yet but it is unlikely that they would only move some short haul flights too Heathrow and leave others at Gatwick. I would expect to hear officially in the next few days. 

This would mean it is also unlikely that BA will move back to the South Terminal any time soon. 


Sadly due to Qatar being not on the travel corridor list, even if you travel to a country that is, you will still have to self isolate on your return to the UK due to connecting in Qatar. 

3 Comments on "NEWS: Travel corridor changes, BA no short haul at Gatwick until Spring 2021? & more Qatar routes"

  1. Have 2 sets of flights moved to LHR from LGW. Ba are saying NO extra costs will be paid if I accept?

  2. same here – 2 flights in February moved from LGW to LCY & LHR !

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