Heathrow Airport to Expedite Passport Controls for U.S. Citizens, Others, with Fast Track
The United Kingdom will offer travelers from the United States and “old Commonwealth” countries faster immigration clearance with separate fast-track passport lanes after the Olympic Games.
Damian Green, the country’s immigration minister announced the change, which will also apply to Japan and New Zealand, two other “low-risk countries.”
Green told members of parliament that this will give these visitors “a better experience at Heathrow” and further restated a pledge to have, starting today, every passport control desk staffed at peak arrival times during the Olympic Games.
In recent months, travelers at Heathrow have been plagued by extraordinarily-long wait times to clear passport control.