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Heathrow to trial fast-tracking vaccinated arrivals

Two of the world’s biggest airlines will trial fast-track lanes at Heathrow airport for fully-vaccinated arrivals.

Under the scheme passengers from some countries will be able to upload their vaccination status before boarding.

The trial by British Airways and Virgin Atlantic comes as the aviation industry calls for quarantine-free travel to the UK from lower-risk amber list countries.

Transport Secretary Grant Shapps is set to announce such a scheme this week.

The move comes just days after the UK government announced that most lockdown measures in England would be eased from July 19.

Most popular holiday destinations are currently on the amber list, meaning that people must isolate for up to 10 days on their return to the UK, BBC reported.

The trial, due to start this weekend, will allow passengers who are fully vaccinated and are travelling on selected flights to Heathrow from Athens, Los Angeles, Montego Bay and New York to show proof of their vaccination status.
People taking part will be able to use a dedicated arrivals lane at the UK border.