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Smart way to always skip the long passport queue at the airport

HOLIDAYMAKERS have faced massive travel chaos at airports across the UK this year, with queues lasting five hours at passport control.

However, there is a way to bypass the queue – and it will cost you almost nothing.

You can easily skip the passport queue at the airport without having to splurge

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You can easily skip the passport queue at the airport without having to splurgeCredit: Getty

Many travelers may not realize that airports offer a Quick Track service when it comes to passport control.

While this is usually not necessary, with electronic gates meaning Britons can pass through the airport, recent months have increased demand to be able to jump ahead of the queue.

Airports including London Stansted, London Heathrow and Manchester Airport provide service,

Heathrow Airport has suspended service due to Covid, with a notice on its website saying: “Unfortunately, due to the situation with Covid-19, we are currently unable to offer Fast Track service. We apologize for the inconvenience caused. any inconvenience and look forward to assisting you in the future.”

However, London Stansted still offers this service for as little as £7 per person – a small price to avoid long queues for hours.

They explain on the website: “Passport FastTrack is a dedicated lane that allows you to go through passport control quickly. Book your tickets now.”

They can be booked upon return to the UK any time between 7am and 2am.

At London Gatwick it costs £9.99, although they guarantee it’s not just a dedicated lane it’s limited, with just 50 visitors per hour.

This is available from 6am to midnight.

One of the cheapest is at Manchester Airport, costing just £5, but can only be used in Terminal 1.

Here are some other ways to speed things up through the long airport queue.

Britons have been stuck in long lines when returning to the UK since the summer, with broken electronic gates, complicated Covid rules and a lack of staff to blame.

In September, e-portals shut down in Heathrow, Manchester and Edinburgh leading to chaos at airports, while last month some travelers said they were forced to wait five hours.

Travelers have faced long queues at UK airports in recent months

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Travelers have faced long queues at UK airports in recent monthsCredit: Splash
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Tom Vazquez

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