Entering the U.K. is about to get easier for many travelers who are citizens of Australia, Canada, Japan, New Zealand, Singapore, South Korea and the U.S. Beginning in June 2019, entry through the U.K.’s ePassport gates in many airports across the country will be available to a citizen in possession of a biometric passport and age 12 or older. This expansion eliminates the need to complete a landing card.
This helpful video from the Border Force explains how to utilize the ePassport gates before you travel through passport control to ensure a smooth and quick entry.
If you are a current Registered Traveler in the U.K., ePassport gates are accessible, even if you are not from one of these seven countries included in this most recent ePass expansion. Our post further explains additional Trusted Travelers programs in Europe which benefit business travelers.