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Immigration Controls: Coronavirus

Question for Home Office

UIN 33229, tabled on 14 July 2021

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent discussions she has had to ensure that the correct (a) procedures are followed and (b) documents are checked at border controls at UK airports during the covid-19 outbreak.

Answered on

23 July 2021

The digital logic incorporated into the Passenger Locator Form (PLF) processes ensure the correct processes can only be completed once all tests are booked and other requirements are fulfilled.

Border Force officers are now able to check passengers have completed their online PLF when scanning their passport.

Our continual upgrade of e-Gates enables more passengers to use them and for the e-Gates to check a PLF, including test bookings, has been completed before the E-Gate allows the passenger entry or advises the passenger to seek assistance of staff at the control desk.

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Home Office