Heathrow Airport has re-opened its Terminal 3 for the arrivals of travellers from red-list countries. Cleaning of the terminal is done by UVD Robots, supplied by Nesa Robotics, which operate at the airport terminals as part of the heightened cleaning protocols during the first lockdown. Two additional robots have now been deployed into the terminal.
All passengers arriving from flights from red list countries will only transit through Terminal 3. This was announced as part of Heathrow’s plan to continue protecting the public, especially with the growing risk of new variants. This has become particularly prevalent following the rapid number of cases from the Indian variant.
The robots are used at night to disinfect the terminals. The UVD Robot kills 99.9999% of all bacteria and viruses on surfaces and in the air, including hard to reach areas. The use of the robot has also led Heathrow to receive a 4-Star Skytax COVID-19 Safety Rating.