Arriving at Bristol Airport
Here are a few handy tips if you're arriving in to Bristol Airport:
- If you’re aged 12+ with a biometric or "chipped" UK/EU or Non-EU (Australia, Canada, Japan, New Zealand, Singapore, South Korea and United States) passport, please use our ePassport gates when available (those aged 12-17 must be travelling with an adult)
- Remove your passport from any cover and have it ready on the photo page
- Remove all hats and sunglasses in advance
- To check if you’re eligible to use the e-gates or for more information visit the UK Border Force website.
By using the latest technology the UK Border Force can now provide faster checks for some passengers while maintaining border security. The automated gate system is in place at Bristol Airport and can be used by passengers over the age of 12 with an ePassport containing an electronic chip.
Please remove all face masks, hats and sunglasses in advance of using the ePassport gates.
Changes to travelling to the UK using EU, EEA and Swiss ID cards
From 1 October 2021, most EU, EEA and Swiss nationals will need a passport to travel to the UK, find out more on GOV.UK
Travelling as a family?
Please stick together and go directly to passport control, as families can often receive their ID checks as a group.
Bringing goods into the UK
Passengers should be aware that certain goods may be prohibited or restricted on entry to the UK, for full information please follow the guidance on the GOV.UK website.
If you are travelling with €10 000 or more, please declare it to customs before entering or leaving the EU. For more information, please visit: ec.europa.eu/eucashcontrols.
We endeavour to provide both a warm welcome to visitors to the South West and a convenient return home for local passengers after a trip away. However, the UK Border Force manages all border control points, enforcing immigration and customs regulations, and the safety and security of the UK must, understandably, be its top priority.