Will you pass through UK border control?

You always pass through border control if you:

  • leave the main airport building for any reason
  • need to collect your bags and check them in to your onward flight

You must also pass through border control if both:

  • your onward flight leaves on a different calendar day to when you arrive
  • there’s nowhere for you to stay overnight in the airport, for example in a transit hotel

Check with your airline if you’re not sure if you’ll pass through border control.