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AustraliaBig news for Australian travellers heading to the UK

05:05  20 may  2019
05:05  20 may  2019 Source:   9news.com.au

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Latest travel news stories including travel alerts, holiday destination information, tourism, airfares and airline news , and other travel photos, videos The UK Government has announced Australians with biometric passports can. Australians travelling to the UK can now avoid airport queues by using

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Australians travelling to the UK can now avoid airport queues by using automated ePassport gates.

The UK Government has announced Australians with biometric passports can use the gates, which use facial recognition technology to compare the passenger’s face to the digital image recorded in the passport.

Big news for Australian travellers heading to the UK© AAP The UK Government has announced Australians with biometric passports can use the gates, which use facial recognition technology.

Children aged 12 to 17 years old, who are accompanied by an adult, are also able to use them.

However, children aged 11 and younger, and their accompanying adult, cannot.

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Huge changes for Australians heading to the UK as Britain allows tourists to use ePassport gates Australian tourists can now use automated ePassport gates at UK airports Change means Australians with biometric passports will be able to use the gates The passport gates read a chip in passports and then scan the traveller 's face, saving time

UK Home Secretary Sajid Javid, said: “Our new global immigration and border system will improve security and fluidity for passengers coming to visit or work in the UK.

“Expanding the use of ePassport gates is a key part of this and allows us to improve passenger experience arriving in the UK while keeping our border secure.

Big news for Australian travellers heading to the UK© AAP Australians travelling to the UK can now avoid airport queues by using automated ePassport gates.

“I’m delighted that Australian nationals will benefit from their use and have a smooth beginning to their visit to our country.”

The UK is also removing landing cards for Australians.

A total of 1.4 million Aussies arrived in the UK in 2017.

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