Guidance: Coming to the UK

Border Force

October 11
08:00 2021


There are changes at the border because of coronavirus. Check what you need to do before you travel.

This guide contains advice on:

  • what you should do at the UK border
  • travelling through an airport
  • travelling as a family
Published 6 December 2016
Last updated 11 October 2021 +show all updates
  1. Updated section on 'Getting your passport stamped by a Border Force officer' to reflect the introduction of the new Temporary Work Creative Worker route.

  2. Guidance updated in light of the end of the transition period.

  3. Updated to add eGates YouTube video

  4. Updated to add information for nationals of Australia, Canada, Japan, New Zealand, Singapore, South Korea and the USA about eGates

  5. Updated information on eGates

  6. New Brexit information.

  7. New information on restrictions or bans for bringing some food products in the UK.

  8. Updated guidance.

  9. Updated information.

  10. Information on using your passport, rather than an ID card, added.

  11. First published.

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