<p>Cathy Adams checks out the ‘new normal’ at London Heathrow</p>

Cathy Adams checks out the ‘new normal’ at London Heathrow

‘Ask Me Anything’: the Independent’s travel editor answers your questions about what to expect from May 17

With just three days to go before travel can resume, travel editor Cathy Adams will answer your questions about what to expect

Cathy Adams@Cathman
Friday 14 May 2021 10:51

In just three days’ time, international travel can start again – after 19 long weeks. The possibilities aren’t exactly endless, though. The government has given the nod to travel under a strict “traffic light” system, where countries are assigned either green, amber or red. Of the 12 nations on the “green list”, Portugal is the only mainstream holiday destination, although Britons are still waiting to see whether it will let us in, and with what requirements.

If you are planning to jet off next week, there’s a lot to think about: testing requirements, airport check-in procedures, the actual flying experience.

One thing’s for certain: it looks a lot different than it did before.

I went to the UK’s busiest airport, London Heathrow, yesterday morning to see what the process looks like now for British Airways customers from Monday, from digital queuing systems to extra hand sanitiser stations.

From what to expect when you fly to how to stay safe in the airport, I’ll be on hand to answer your travel questions live on Friday 14 May.

All you have to do is register to submit your question in the comments below. If you’re not already a member, click “sign up” in the comments box to leave your question.

Don’t worry if you can’t see your question – they will be hidden until I join the conversation to answer them. Then join us live on this page at 4pm as I tackle as many questions as I can.

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