Changes to entering the UK using EU ID cards

From 1st October 2021, most EU, EEA and Swiss nationals will need to use a valid passport to travel to the UK. ID cards will no longer be accepted as a valid travel document to enter the UK, though some exemptions will apply. 

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  • Airline terminal moves

    All flights at Heathrow are currently operating from Terminals 2, 3 and 5. Terminal 4 will continue to be used as a red list arrivals facility.

    All flights operated by Air France, American Airlines, Cathay Pacific, Delta Air Lines, Emirates, Finnair, Iran Air, Jazeera Airways, Kenya Airways, KLM, Middle East Airlines (MEA), Phillippine Airlines, Qantas, Royal Jordanian, Sri Lankan, Virgin Atlantic and Vistara have re-located from Terminal 2 to Terminal 3.

    From 11 September, Royal Brunei Airlines will operate from Terminal 3.  Other airlines will return to Terminal 3 over a phased period of time, dates for which will be communicated beforehand.  

    It is very important that passenger use our Which Terminal guide below, and keep in touch with your airline to confirm which terminal their flight departs from before travelling to the airport.

    We also remind all passengers to adhere to the UK Government's social distancing guidelines, and arrive at the airport three hours before their flight. It is not necessary to arrive at the airport early, and please do not come into the terminals unless you are travelling yourself.