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Aviation: Coronavirus

Question for Home Office

UIN HL3585, tabled on 28 April 2020

To ask Her Majesty's Government how many flights of private aircraft (1) landed, and (2) departed, from UK airfields from the start of lockdown on 17 March to 14 April; and what measures they have in place to record the identity and contact details of the passengers and crew of such flights so that they can be traced if any develop COVID-19.

Answered on

14 May 2020

For the period 17 March to 14 April 2020, 1,812 International and Common Travel Area flights landed at UK Airports. This figure includes planes of all type, whether privately owned, business jets, cargo aircraft and military flights. Border Force does not have data for internal (domestic) or outbound flights. There is no Public Health England requirement to record contact details for arriving or departing passengers for Covid-19 purposes.

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