UK Border Force have announced the expansion of eGates and the withdrawal of landing cards for all travellers effective Monday 20 May 2019.
Eligible nationals from Australia, Canada, Japan, New Zealand, Singapore, South Korea and the United States of America will be able to use the eGates for faster automated arrival at 15 UK airports and Eurostar rail terminals. There will still be some travellers who will need to see an officer, this includes:
- travellers from the eGate expansion countries who are coming to the UK for short term study, for specific reasons or to do certain types of work,
- families travelling with children under 12,
- those travelling with National Identity Cards and without a biometric passport.