Heathrow Airport, London.

Heathrow Airport, London. archive photo.

27-07-2020Henry Nicholls

Airlines have been fined 630 times for not checking Covid forms for passengers travelling to Heathrow Airport in London. But that seems very low considering more than 12,000 travellers have been busted at Heathrow Airport since February for not having the correct paperwork.

Because of that airlines have also been slammed for causing the recent horrendous delays at passport control when hundreds of people arrived in the UK without the mandatory negative PCR tests and Passenger Locator Forms.

Airlines are supposed to check all documentation before passengers are allowed to board their flight.

The Civil Aviation Authority can fine Airlines £2,000 for every passenger they take to the UK without the correct paperwork; £4,000 if they don’t tell passengers what the requirements are before departure.

Passengers face a £500 fine if they don’t have the right paperwork.

The airlines that were fined have not been named.


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John Law / Hace 9 months

That's not big enough fine, or deterrent, in my opinion, that's pretty cash for airlines, niether is it the most effective way to go. The booking reference document, together with a passcode and test result, should need to be read by a machine before getting access to the check-in hall. At the end of check-in, any remaining names should have their seats cancelled, and an advice message sent to the traveller. This situation will be with us for the foreseeable future, so the sooner it's installed the better....


john / Hace 9 months

Not surprised,and this summer it will get much worse.