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PLEASE NOTE - Click here for the latest Government advice regarding coronavirus restrictions including the rules for entering England.


COVID-19 related passenger information - LJLA has been recognised internationally for its Covid-secure measures

Liverpool John Lennon Airport continues to welcome back passengers, perhaps for the first time in a while, with airline services operating to a host of destinations once again.

The safety and security of all passengers and employees has always been the Airport’s top priority and throughout the covid pandemic staff have continued to ensure that the passenger journey is as easy and safe as possible.

Passengers can continue to take advantage of Liverpool’s Faster, Easier Friendlier experience, whilst reassured that comprehensive measures remain in place to reduce the risk of infection in line with the latest Government guidance.

The Airport has also been recognised internationally for the measures it has put in place to provide a Covid-secure operation to protect its passengers and employees. Having worked closely with the UK Civil Aviation Authority and Public Health England, LJLA is one of only a handful of UK airports to have implemented the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) guidance for air travel through the COVID-19 public health crisis (see related Airport News story).

PLEASE NOTE From 30/11/21 in line with government guidance, passengers are required to wear a face covering throughout the terminal building. Passengers should continue to sanitise their hands using the hand sanitisers that are located throughout the terminal.

In addition to face coverings, we are mandated by the Department for Transport to maintain social distancing measures on arrival points, so please continue to wear masks and respect social distancing on arrival to Liverpool.

Airlines have their own specific requirements and all passengers are advised to check with their airline as to what covid secure measures and restrictions are in place on board their aircraft.

In order to keep you safe we might be a little slower than normal in places like check in and security, therefore it's more important than ever to arrive at least 2 hours before your flight departs.

COVID-19 testing

From 04:00 on Tuesday 30 November 2021, fully vaccinated passengers arriving in England from another country must self-isolate and take a pre-booked PCR test before the end of day 2 after you arrive (lateral flow tests will not be accepted). You can leave self-isolation as soon as you receive your PCR test result if this is negative.

Here at Liverpool John Lennon Airport, we want to make taking a test and receiving your results as seamless as possible, so we have partnered with local, Knowsley-based company TAG to provide convenient and efficient COVID-19 PCR tests for passengers who require them. TAG are now based in the terminal, enabling passengers to take their PCR test immediately after arriving, with results available in as little as 24 hours, to minimise time in self isolation.

For more information, visit our Liverpool Airport COVID-19 testing page.

Passengers who need a COVID-19 test in order to obtain a 'Fit to Fly' certificate before their departure from England  can also book a test at the Airport based local TAG testing facility.

Your journey through the Airport

Information setting out in detail the measures now in place to ensure everyone’s health and safety is available here to help prepare passengers in advance of their journey through the Airport.

Please take the time to familiarise yourself with these changes so that you can continue to enjoy the benefits of flying from Liverpool at the same time as helping to minimise the spread of the virus.

Latest Government advice

The UK Government's latest aviation guidance includes advice for passengers on how to travel safely and on how to follow social distancing measures at each stage of their journey.

The guidance to passengers is available here and covers all aspects of the travel experience, from checking the public health requirements before booking a flight, to navigating the airport safely and boarding the flight or leaving the airport.

Passengers may be required to show their COVID-19 vaccination status to demonstrate that they have had a full course of the COVID-19 vaccine when travelling outbound abroad or to other territories. For information regarding how to obtain this click here.

Practical advice includes wearing face coverings when in the airport, washing hands regularly after touching any surfaces and checking in all baggage including hand luggage.

It is important for passengers to check the entry requirements of the country they are travelling to. Some require proof of a negative COVID-19 test upon entry. See here for the latest information.

Frequently Asked Questions

We appreciate that many passengers will have already booked flights and other airport-related facilities for travel in the future and may have questions regarding their journey through the airport or their booking. We have provided answers here to the most common questions.