Heathrow CEO John Holland-Kaye said:
“We welcome the Home Office’s proposal to remove landing cards for non-EEA passengers. The change will streamline the border experience for millions of Heathrow passengers – showing them that Britain is open for business – whilst using 21st century biometric technology to keep Britain’s borders secure. We will continue to invest in our passengers’ overall experience at Heathrow and work alongside Government to ensure that the UK’s border is one of the most secure and welcoming in the world.”
The Home Office is investing in transformation at the border to further enhance Border Force’s ability to deliver its objectives. This includes the increasing application of digital technology.
In line with its transformation to digital systems, from 1 October 2017, the Home Office proposes to end the requirement for non-EEA passengers to present a paper landing card on arrival into the UK.
Further information on the Home Office’s consultation is available here: