Within the scope of new decisions to loosen corona virus restrictions in the UK, the travel ban of British citizens was lifted last day. With the lifting of the ban, tens of thousands of people flocked to the airports, while long queues occurred at London’s famous airport Heathrow.
In England, the country that started vaccination early within the scope of the fight against Covid 19, the restriction on travel abroad was lifted as of May 17 as a new level of restrictions.
In the process of removing the travel restrictions announced by the traffic light system, first of all, the citizens of the country started to travel to 12 countries and regions without quarantine.
It was reported that more than 11 thousand people traveled on the first day in Heathrow in the capital London, which is one of the busiest airports in the world.
In a statement on the subject, British Airways CEO and London Heathrow Airport manager urged the UK government to open more routes for travel, especially to the United States, and to simplify the tests required to fly.
“The important thing is to make travel easier for people,” said Sean Doyle, Chief Executive Officer of British Airways, at the joint press conference, while both bosses said other countries should be added to the green list before the summer.
Approximately five months later, at Heathrow Airport, one of the most important airports in the world, which opened to international flights, there was a great intensity on the day when the travel ban was lifted, and huge queues were formed on the platforms.
While people who did not fill in the forms that should be filled in 24 hours before departure were not allowed to take the flights, a person who came to the airport to make a trip to Greece and did not fill in the form said, “All flights are full until Friday”.
Cinema, theater and museums were put into service again after 132 days as part of easing the restrictions on combating the Covid-19 outbreak in England the other day.
More businesses, including entertainment centers, were reopened in the country with the third phase of normalization that started yesterday, according to the four-stage roadmap announced by the government for the abolition of Covid-19 measures.
According to the new decisions, up to 30 people can gather in open areas and 6 people in closed areas, and up to 30 people can attend weddings. In the third phase, in which indoor entertainment areas such as museums, theaters and cinemas were opened after 132 days in the country, outdoor activities were allowed to limit the number of participants, and up to 10 thousand fans were allowed to take their places in sports competitions.
Restaurants and bars started to accept customers indoors and the accommodation sector started to serve again. In secondary education, students are obliged to wear masks in the classroom environment. University students will also be able to attend face-to-face classes, provided that they take the Covid-19 test twice a week.