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Due to engineering works at Heathrow, there will be no mainline rail services to or from Heathrow Airport on 4 & 5 December.


London Underground services between the terminals and London will continue to operate, passengers looking to travel to central London, or connecting between terminals 5 and 2/3, will be required to use the London Underground services.

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Face coverings are mandatory at the airport and we encourage everyone to wear one at all times, unless they’re exempt. Passengers can purchase face coverings at several retailers at the airport including Boots and WHSmith. 


The safety of both passengers and colleagues has always been Heathrow’s number one priority. The airport has several COVID-secure measures in place to make sure everyone has a safe journey including: 


- Enhance cleaning regimes including Hygiene Technicians, UV robots and other anti-viral technologies to ensure continuous disinfection across terminals

- Dedicated COVID marshals to enforce social distancing

- 600 hand sanitiser stations 


Due to the emergence of a new Coronavirus variant, the UK Government have advised that fully vaccinated passengers arriving into England must:


Take a PCR test no later than 2 days after their arrival.

- Self isolate until they receive their result.

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- If a passenger tests negative, they can leave self isolation.


Passengers arriving from a country on the red list must book a managed quarantine hotel.


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  • Prince Edward Island

    Prince Edward Island travel guide


    Known as the birthplace of the Canadian Confederation and often referred to as the 'Garden of the Gulf', Prince Edward Island is situated on the east coast of Canada and is the country's smallest province.

    Next to agriculture, tourism is the province's largest industry and visitors flock to visit the home of Anne of Green Gables, the beloved novel by Lucy Maud Montgomery, which was inspired by the island's landscape and people. One of the world's longest continuous multi-span bridges, the Confederation Bridge connects Prince Edward Island to the mainland at New Brunswick. Stretching over a body of shimmering ocean, the bridge is a spectacular point of arrival, although many still prefer to reach the island by ferry, which allows for a more leisurely approach.

    With its distinctive red soil and diverse landscape, Prince Edward Island is both beautiful and captivating. The charming and compact capital, Charlottetown, proudly lays claim to its heritage as the birthplace of the Confederation, and boasts other popular attractions such as Founders Hall, the Confederation Centre of the Arts and Province House. There are plenty of other activities in Charlottetown too, and visitors can stroll along the historic waterfront boardwalks, shop or dine at Peake's Wharf or even enjoy a tour with historic reenactment group, the Confederation Players.

    There is plenty to do on the rest of the island, from deep-sea fishing and windsurfing to golf, skiing and cycling. The north shore has a number of beautiful unspoilt beaches, such as Brackley Beach and Cavendish, both located in Prince Edward Island National Park. For the less active inclined, there are scenic drives, intriguing museums to visit and plenty of fine dining eateries. A particular delicacy is the island's famous shellfish, celebrated at the International Shellfish Festival in the Charlottetown Waterfront each September.

    The landscape is diverse: rolling farmland contrasts with sand dunes and sandstone cliffs, while sandy beaches compete with evergreen forests and saltwater marshes, meaning there is always something new to explore. Although locals refer to those not born and bred on Prince Edward Island as being 'from away', they are always happy to welcome travellers to their picturesque province with a smile. And those who visit will certainly leave with one.

    Green Gables House

    Nestled in the Prince Edward Island National Park is the charming and picturesque Green Gables House that, in the early 1900s, inspired author Lucy Maud Montgomery to write her celebrated novel Anne of Green Gables. Tourists flock here every year to ramble around the famous house, which served as a setting for the treasured tale, and to also enjoy the beautiful park that houses Green Gables. The house itself is filled with interesting displays, and also contains the charming Butter Churn Café and a visitors centre with restored rooms. There are trails to be explored (fans of the book will recognise Lovers Lane and the Haunted Wood), guided evening walks, children's activities, restored gardens and many other treasures to be enjoyed.

    Address: 2 Palmers Lane, Cavendish
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    Confederation Centre for the Arts

    Founded in 1964 as a National Memorial to the Fathers of the Confederation, the centre is a celebration of the diversity, talent and character of Canada and its history. Situated on the site of the old Charlottetown marketplace, it takes up a city block and is home to an art gallery, several theatres and a restaurant. A celebration of theatre and comedy, the annual Charlottetown Festival has spawned several highly successful productions, including the immensely popular Anne of Green Gables, Canada's longest running musical. The Confederation Centre Art Gallery has more than 15,000 pieces of contemporary, modern and historical Canadian art, and is well worth a visit.

    Address: 145 Richmond Street, Charlottetown
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    Confederation Trail

    The Confederation Trail stretches from tip to tip of Prince Edward Island, traversing through forests, wetlands, villages and waterways, for 173 miles (279km). Almost entirely flat with a finely crushed gravel surface, the trail is perfect for walkers, cyclists and even those in wheelchairs. Visitors enjoy the island's natural splendour, lush flora and abundant flora in peace and tranquillity.

    In winter, the trail is a favourite with snowmobilers and provides a picturesque route through the province, from Tignish to Elmira. The less adventurous can choose to follow the trail for some of the way and stop off to rest and grab a bite in one of the many villages connected by the trail.

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    Founder's Hall

    Founder's Hall is one of the more popular attractions on Prince Edward Island, located in a restored 1906 building on the Historic Charlottetown Waterfront. It incorporates history with state-of-the-art technology, allowing visitors to enjoy interactive exhibits, holovisuals and an absorbing 'Time Travel Tunnel' which traces the development of Canada and its provinces. The aim of Founder's Hall is to celebrate the spirit of cooperation shown by the Fathers of the Confederation, and to educate the public on the country's heritage. Far from the usual museum fare, it also contains a boutique shop selling island crafts, memorabilia and souvenirs.

    Address: 6 Prince Street, Charlottetown
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    The Prince Edward Island climate is mild, tempered by the warm Gulf of St Lawrence waters. Summers, between June and August, tend to be warm, with very low humidity and average temperatures ranging between 70°F (21°C) and 79°F (26°C), sometimes reaching 90°F (32°C), with July and August being the warmest months. Winters can be cold and snow is common from November to April. Temperatures range from 26°F (-3°C) to 11°F (-11°C) and storms in winter can be severe. Spring and autumn are great times to travel to Prince Edward Island as both seasons bring a riot of colour to the island and temperatures are moderate.

    Prince Edward Island

    The main allure of Prince Edward Island for travellers is the fact that the little province inspired and formed the setting for the beloved Anne of Green Gables novels. But Green Gables House is actually situated in the Prince Edward National Park in Cavendish, making it more of an excursion for those on holiday in Charlottetown. The Confederation Centre for the Arts, within the city, also owes some of its popularity with visitors to L.M. Montgomery's novels, as a number of Anne-themed musicals and plays draw fans into the theatres of the complex. Other worthwhile tourist attractions in Charlottetown include St Dunstan's Basilica, a National Historic Site of Canada; Founder's Hall, which proudly traces the history of Prince Edward Island and the country as a whole; and the lovely Victoria Park. Charlottetown's appeal is its old-fashioned charm, perhaps epitomised by attractions like the 1950's-style Brackley Drive In Theatre.