Tuesday, 2 January 2018

Airlines and airports face £50,000 fine if passengers don't go through immigration control.

AIRLINES and airports could face fines of up to £50,000 for failings that allow passengers to bypass immigration controls.

The Home Office is consulting on a new civil penalty regime to minimise the risk of travellers being "misdirected" on their arrival in the UK. 

But the Airport Operators Association (AOA) argued the proposal is "disproportionate". 

Passengers arriving on scheduled flights must be directed to the airport's immigration control to be cleared for entry into the country. 

In a small number of cases, officially known as "misdirections", this does not happen and arrivals are not presented to Border Force officers. 




Full story at Express.

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