Why are there crowds at Heathrow?

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Why are there crowds at Heathrow?

Terminal 2. Why is Heathrow so crowded at a time when it is illegal to fly?

According to Heathrow’s Chief operating Officer – Emma Gilthorpe – Heathrow has seen queues of three hours and even longer at Border Control.


We are not supposed to be travelling except under exceptional circumstances.

Are there so many people travelling and all due to exceptional circumstances? If there are then those are thumbing their noses at the rest of us.

Emma Gilthorpe was giving evidence to the Home Affairs Select Committee yesterday citing concern at the amount of time it was taking Border Force to process incoming passengers.

Admittedly these delays don’t argue well for when more people travel. But, by then, most passengers won’t be needing PCR tests documentation on inward or outward journeys, merely vaccination certificates

But in the short term I would still like to know why there are so many travellers going through Heathrow. And judging by the noise on social media, lots of other people would like to know as well.

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