Covid-19 Travel information
We’re delighted to be welcoming passengers to our airport.
Before you arrive
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Travel Portal | London City Airport
We’ve taken expert advice and introduced new health and safety measures in line with the latest official guidance, to create a safe environment for everyone to travel through.
But don’t worry – we haven’t forgotten what makes London City Airport so popular. At every step, we’re working hard to make your journey as quick and easy as possible.
For the UK Government's rules on travelling to red, amber or green list countries, click here.
Frequently Asked Questions:
|I am due to travel soon but think I may have early symptoms of COVID-19. What should I do?||Passengers are reminded not to travel to the Airport should they or anyone in their household be displaying any symptoms. Should you be in doubt, please consult the following information here.|
|Is travelling to the airport by private car recommended?||Whilst normally we advocate arrival at the airport via public transport, we understand that you may prefer to arrive in the comfort and safety of your own car. This is recommended where possible and our car parking facilities offer a fully contactless experience. For the best rates, we recommend you book in advance on our website.|
|I’m travelling to London City Airport – Do I need to wear a mask inside the terminal?||Please note, while you are no longer required to wear a face mask in the terminal, masks are currently compulsory on many LCY flights. We recommend passengers check with their airline for their conditions of carriage regarding face coverings and their destination country’s entry requirements. We continue to operate to the highest health & safety standards, with anti-microbial treatments on all surfaces and hand sanitiser stations widely available throughout the airport.|
|Is there a quarantine period when I land in the UK?||If you are fully vaccinated you do not need to quarantine on arrival. For more information on travelling to the UK click here.|
|Is there a COVID-19 test centre at London City Airport? And what are the requirements for my destination?||Yes, we have our own onsite testing centre. Many destinations still require passengers to provide a negative COVID-19 test on arrival. The type of test required varies depending on the destination. For further details of available tests and pricing, please click here. Please note all tests must be booked online in advance.|
|Should I arrive earlier for my flight because of the new restrictions?||There is no need to arrive any earlier for your flight. We would suggest allowing yourself a minimum of 35 – 40 minutes before your flight. Please ensure you have all your documentation ready when you arrive at the airport, including any COVID-19 tests which will be required to travel. For information on how to book a COVID-19 test, please click here.|
|Can I take hand sanitiser gel through airport security, and where should I keep it?||Please note that hand sanitiser gel is widely available at stations throughout our airport. Should you wish to bring your own, yes, hand sanitiser is allowed through security, as long as it’s under 100ml. With any liquid, gel and paste, this should be packed into your hold baggage where possible. If carried in hand luggage, it should be packed into a sealed, clear plastic bag. Clear plastic bags are available to use just before you enter security. This must be placed into the tray at security.|
|Can I take anti-bacterial wipes through security in my hand luggage?||Anti-bacterial wipes are not considered liquids and can be taken through security. You do not need to put wipes in your liquids bag.|
|I will be travelling with someone who needs assistance. Is this still available?||Yes, London City Airport is still able to provide passenger assistance when travelling through the airport. For information regarding special assistance, please click here.|
|How clean is London City Airport?||Enhanced cleaning regimes are in place throughout the terminal with increased disinfecting of regular touch points such as handrails and buttons. We are proud to have been awarded the ACI Health Accreditation Standard in response to our extra efforts. Passengers are reminded of the importance of regular hand hygiene; hand sanitiser is available throughout the terminal for passengers to use.|
|I need to amend my car park booking – how do I do this?||Please contact our customer support number on 0344 332 1237|
As part of our enhanced cleaning regime, we’re using an anti-microbial treatment called Zonitise on all contact surfaces in the airport. This certified product kills all germs and viruses on contact, directly tackling one of the main ways COVID-19 is spread. The treatment can last for up to a year, but we regularly monitor the need for re-treatment.