Terminal Drop-Off Charge

A £5 charge now applies to vehicles dropping off passengers at the designated drop-off zones, located directly outside the terminals. Discounts and exemptions will apply. Free drop-off will be available at the Long Stay car parks.

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No rail services to Heathrow - 4 & 5 December

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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Coronavirus update

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.

- If a passenger tests positive, they must isolate for 10 days.

- 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.

 

Passengers who are not fully vaccinated must continue to follow separate guidance.

 

As countries may change their entry requirements, we advise customers to check the UK Government website for up to date information.

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  • Overview

    Capital of the Northern Cape Province, Kimberley is best known for its Big Hole, a legacy from the diamond rush in the area in 1871. Kimberley began as a town named New Rush, which formed around the hill where an 83.50 carat (16.7g) diamond was found. As miners arrived in their thousands, the hill gradually disappeared and became known as the Kimberley Mine or 'Big Hole'. The Big Hole reached a depth of 787ft (240m) and yielded three tons (2,722kg) of diamonds until its closure in 1914.

    The growing metropolis became the first city in the southern hemisphere to install electric street lighting and was home to the country's first stock exchange and flying school. Kimberley's prosperity has continued into the 21st century and although it is no longer considered a major South African city, it is thriving and the rich history makes it an interesting travel destination.

    Evidence of the city's historical opulence and characteristic Victorian architecture can be seen in the historical suburb of Belgravia, and it also offers visitors some museums as well as one of South Africa's most important art galleries. Kimberley's biggest attraction is still the Big Hole, however, and visitors can visit the informative museum, which recounts the tale of the diamond rush and offers an insight into the lives of those who lived and worked in the area.

    Kimberley's climate is typical of semi-desert areas. Summers (December to February) are hot, and winters (June to August) are mild, but with cold nights. January is the hottest month, with temperatures averaging 91°F to 97°F (33°C to 36°C), while winter temperatures average 64ºF (18ºC). Annual rainfall is unreliable and occurs mainly during the hot summer months in the form of thunderstorms.

    Kimberley is not a major tourist destination but visitors in the region would do well to stop over in this unique city for a day or two.

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    English Pronounciation
    Kimberley Airport
    Location: The airport is situated five and a half miles (9km) south of Kimberley.
    Time: GMT +2
    Getting to the city: There is no bus service between the airport and the city, but taxi services are available on request and car hire agencies are available at the airport.
    Car Rental: Car rental companies include Avis, Hertz and Europcar.
    Facilities: Facilities include a pub in the arrivals terminal, WiFi, and an ATM.
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