What countries can use the UK ePassport gates? More than you could last week!
As of this Monday, nationals of the following countries:
South Korea and
…… have been able to use the automated UK ePassport gates.
52 million passengers used ePassport gates in the UK last year, and this new move adds a further potential 10 million passengers.
The impact on wait times is likely to be noticeable at Heathrow Terminal 5 and Terminal 3, given the large number of incoming US flights.
Passengers must be aged over 18, or 12-17 years if accompanied by an adult, and have a ‘chipped’ passport in order to use the ePassport gates.