Synopsis: As we work to get you through the border as fast and safely as possible, kindly respect the employees. Abuse of any kind and improper conduct will both be reported to the police.
In the new update for the Public and Commercial Services (PCS) union, they have declared a Civil Service action that will affect Border Force operations.
Those who intend to enter the UK on February 1st, 2023, may have to wait longer at the border check.
Before departing, travelers should verify the most recent travel recommendations with operators.
Please be patient and show respect for the officers who are attempting to maintain the safety and security of the UK border for all travelers whilst on strike.
All travelers who qualify to use eGates are urged to do so.
Advice for visitors to the UK
Be prepared for higher wait times at UK border control if you plan to enter the country during the anticipated industrial action. People around the world visit the United Kingdom for their vacations. There are some of the best cities in the world in the UK.
Before departing, every traveler should confirm the most recent recommendations from their operators.
Please be patient and show respect for the officers who are aiding travelers during the strike action while also ensuring the safety of our residents and the integrity of our borders.
Where possible and appropriate, we urge all travelers to use eGates.
As we work to get you through the border as fast and safely as possible, kindly respect the employees. Abuse of any kind and improper conduct will both be reported to the police.
What we are doing to prevent chaos and lines at the border while the strike is in effect
In order to minimize interference and holdups at the border during any industrial action, we continue to work closely with the industry.
At the local and national levels, Border Force and the tourism sector collaborate closely and hold frequent meetings to come up with solutions for dealing with challenges while ensuring public safety.
Remember: There are frequently a few factors, such as an increase in the number of passengers, delayed flights, and flight bunching, that could affect wait times. You should verify the most recent information from your operators before traveling.