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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    We have three related map-based tools that are designed to give you information – including noise levels – about planes using Heathrow’s flight paths.

    xPlane allows you to find out what flew over you, when and how often. WebTrak allows you to track specific flights on specific days in relation to where you live. WebTrak 'My Neighbourhood' system gives you a general overview of where planes fly, giving you a better understanding of Heathrow's operations over time.


    xPlane - what flew over you, when and how often?


    With xplane you can:

    1. Locate your address on the map

    2. Display information about the numbers, heights, position and types of aircraft over your property

    3. Look at flights over your area from the last seven years


    Find out more about xPlane.

    WebTrak – track a specific flight near you

    With WebTrak you can:

    • Locate your address on the map
    • Display individual planes as they take off or land at Heathrow, detailing the type of plane, height, origin and destination of the flight as well as the noise levels recorded for that flight
    • Look at specific flights over different day and time periods
    • Track a specific flight and make a complaint about it.
    • View rainfall charts to see how weather events can affect aircraft positions.
    • View departure routes to monitor how well aircraft stay within the routes up to 4,000ft.
    • View overflights from other airports.

    WebTrak 'My Neighbourhood' – see an overview of Heathrow flight paths

    With WebTrak 'My Neighbourhood' you can:

    • Locate your address on the map
    • Display general information of where aircraft fly at Heathrow
    • Understand how often particular flight paths are generally used on a monthly, quarterly or yearly basis
    • View detailed information on Heathrow's operations, such as a heat map that allows you to see at a glance how the distribution of traffic changes across the months.

    The flight data for WebTrak is taken directly from the National Air Traffic Services (NATS) radar that is used to direct aircraft at Heathrow. The accuracy of the system has been verified by the Civil Aviation Authority and by independent Dutch company NLR.