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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  • Gold Coast Airport Guide

    Full Name: Coolangatta Airport
    Location: Gold Coast Airport is located on the Gold Coast Highway, one mile (3km) from Coolangatta.
    Time: GMT +10.

    Tel: +61 (0)7 5589 1100.

    Transfer to the City:

    A free Airport Link shuttle links to public transport outside the airport on the Gold Coast Highway. The Gold Coast Tourist Shuttle operates from the airport to most accommodation along the Gold Coast strip, but services must be pre-booked. Taxis are available outside the terminal building, and several limousine hire companies operate from the airport. A Transport and Information desk is located outside the International Arrivals hall.

    Car rental:

    Car rental companies, including Avis, Hertz, Budget, Thrifty and Europcar, are located opposite the check-in counters.


    A Travelex currency exchange booth is located in the International terminal. Other facilities include cafes, bars and snack bars, Internet kiosks, various shops and duty-free stores. Facilities for the disabled are good.


    Short and long-term parking is available adjacent to the terminal building. Disabled parking spaces are available in both lots with direct access to the walkway linking to the terminal building.