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Heathrow Airport Says U.K. Quarantine Is Strangling Economy

Passengers, wearing protective face masks, walk through the international arrivals hall at London Heathrow Airpor.

Passengers, wearing protective face masks, walk through the international arrivals hall at London Heathrow Airpor.

Photographer: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg

London’s Heathrow blamed the U.K. government for July traffic figures that show scant evidence of a recovery in demand at what’s normally Europe’s busiest travel hub.

The imposition of a 14-day quarantine for people arriving from countries with high Covid-19 infection rates means Britain is effectively cut off from markets including the U.S., Canada and Singapore, Heathrow said in a release Tuesday.