[Updated] United Kingdom: Potential Entry Delays due to Border Officer Strike

January 25, 2023 Jessie Butchley

This article was originally published on 13 December 2022 and was updated on 24 January 2023 to reflect new information.  

24 January 2023 Update: The government of the United Kingdom (UK) announced that travelers planning to enter the UK from 1 February to 2 February 2023 will experience additional wait-times at borders due to a proposed border guard strike.  


Key Points 

  • The United Kingdom reminded travelers of potential entry and border delays due to a proposed strike during the week of 23 December 2022  

Overview  

The government of the United Kingdom announced travelers may experience border entry delays due to a proposed strike. The impacted dates are anticipated to take place from 23 December 2022 until 31 December 2022, at the following international airports: 

  • Birmingham Airport 
  • Cardiff Airport 
  • Gatwick Airport 
  • Glasgow Airport 
  • Heathrow Airport - Terminals 2,3,4 and 5 
  • Manchester Airport 
  • Port of Newhaven 

What are the Changes?  

Travelers may experience entry delays into the United Kingdom beginning 23 December 2022 until 31 December 2022. The government advises that travelers continue to check with their airlines and use eGates, if eligible. 

Looking Ahead  

Continue to check the government of the United Kingdom’s website and Envoy’s website for the latest updates and information.  


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