BA NEWS • August 2021
Planning your next getaway just got simpler with British Airways’ new interactive map and mobile health passport
Planning trips made easier with our new heatmap tool
Stay up to date with the latest government restrictions, entry requirements and Covid-19 status for destinations around the world via our new interactive map (pictured below) in partnership with Sherpa. Pooling information from more than 100 countries and millions of data points – and having undergone extensive testing by our joint business partner American Airlines – the site holds up-to-the-minute information about the state of Covid-19 in each destination, as well as information about re-entering the UK. You can filter countries by traffic light colour or search specific destinations, enabling a quick and easy understanding of your options for each location. You can also use our Covid-19 travel hub to find out more information on flexible bookings, vouchers and testing.
Travel made simpler with our mobile health passport
British Airways is the first airline in the UK to trial VeriFLY – a mobile travel health passport that allows you to certify Covid-19 test certificates and entry requirements of your destination before you travel. The trial of the app began in February on British Airways’ transatlantic routes between London and the US and, following its success, later expanded to include all inbound international flights from the UK. Once you download the VeriFLY app (which is currently only available from selected countries) to your mobile device you can upload your Covid-19 test results and any required travel documentation before arriving at the airport. Designed to offer peace of mind, use of the app is optional, and you’re still able to bring your documents to check in as normal. To find out more, click here
British Airways Holidays’ exclusive airport offer for summer breaks
Travellers can get their holidays off to a luxurious start as British Airways Holidays launches an exclusive offer for customers booking summer packages. Featuring complimentary airport experiences at London Heathrow Terminal 5, the offer includes premium check-in, access to Galleries Club Lounge and priority boarding. Applies to holidays with departure dates between 9 June and 30 September 2021, for those travelling in Euro Traveller (short haul economy), World Traveller (long haul economy) or World Traveller Plus (economy and premium economy) as part of a Flight + Hotel or Car holiday package. To find out more, click here