Following the introduction of increased security checks at some EU airports in April 2017, it is being reported that the immigration queues are taking longer for passengers when checking in for their flights to the UK. Individual passports are being checked in line with the new security measures and this may take longer than usual.
July and August are the busiest holiday months of the year, and the increased checks may cause delays and result in longer queues at some airports.
Travel companies will ensure that customers get to the airport in plenty of time so that they are not in danger of missing their flights. However, independent travellers will need to check the situation with their airlines and, where necessary, ensure they factor these longer queuing times into their travel plans when flying in and out of the airport.