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UK extends e-gate eligibility

22 May 2019

Visitors from Australia, Canada, Japan, New Zealand, Singapore, South Korea and the United States are able to use e-gates and juxtaposed controls on arrival at UK airports, as the UK government attempts to accelerate border control for citizens from low-risk countries.

In total, the seven countries accounted for more than 10 million arrivals into the UK in 2017.

The UK Border Force implemented the new system on 20 May, slightly ahead of schedule. The e-gates have been available to UK and EU nationals since 2008, and the latter will still be able to use them after Brexit.

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