The cost of having a coronavirus test at the airport would be about $195 per person, with the passenger expected to pay - but Holland-Kaye insisted that consumers and business travelers would be prepared to pay and it would help Britain protect its aviation industry, which has already announced more than 20,000 job cuts, and facilitate trade.
The worst public health crisis since the 1918 influenza outbreak has wrought economic turmoil across the world.
In an interview with the BBC on Wednesday, Heathrow's Chief Executive John Holland-Kaye urged the United Kingdom government to restart travel to get the country's fragile economy going again - by introducing coronavirus testing at airports - and fast.
Holland-Kaye believes that if the United Kingdom government doesn't quickly introduce a Covid-19 testing regime, Britain would face "playing a game of quarantine roulette".More news: CD Projekt Red Squashes Rumor About A Beta For The Game
"Our European competitors are racing ahead with passenger testing, if the United Kingdom doesn't act soon, global Britain will be nothing more than a campaign slogan", he said.
Responding to Heathrow's criticism, a minister said there was no easy solution to allow quarantine-free travel from countries with higher infection rates.
London Heathrow Airport's boss has brutally claimed that the United Kingdom government's "Global Britain" policy will be nothing but empty rhetoric if it doesn't implement Covid-19 testing at airports, after seeing passenger numbers plunge.
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Operators such as Jet2 and TUI also announced the cancellation of their vacation packages for the coming weeks, while Heathrow explained that the number of passengers at its airport decreased 96 per cent between April and June compared to previous year.
"It can incubate over a period of time so there's not a silver bullet of just testing immediately at the border", he added.
It was signed by 47 airlines, airports and tour operators, including IAG's British Airways, Dart Group Plc's Jet2.com and the Heathrow Airport.
The airport says it acted quickly to reduce its average cash burn by over 30%, cutting at least £300m of operating costs and cancelling or pausing over £650m of capital projects. The airport, though, said its finances remained robust.More news: France sinks deeper into recession, with 14% GDP hit in 2Q
"We have agreed a waiver on financial covenants until the end of 2021 and maintained our Investment Grade credit rating status", it said.