London City Airport Arrivals
European chipped-passport holders are free to use the automated e-passport gates that serve as an alternative to regular passport checks. The machine scans e-passport at the barrier runs a face-recognition check against the chip in the passport, and then, if passengers are eligible to enter the U.K., the gate opens automatically. Travelers have to be over 18 and have an e-passport issued by Switzerland or any country in the European Economic Area to use Lane 1’s automated gates.
This lane is used for the European Union (E.U.), British, European Economic Area (EEA), and Swiss nationals.
Lane 3 is dedicated to all other nationalities. Commuters who use this lane are also required to complete a landing card.
In lanes, a Border Force representative will ask passengers to show their passport or valid travel document along with any other supporting documentation that is necessary for their visit. Commuters should remember that passport must not expire during their visit to the U.K. For information regarding entry requirements into the U.K., and customers can visit the Border Force website.
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There is nowhere to sleep at London City Airport. In case of a booking that includes a stop in a local hotel, passengers should follow the signs to Arrivals. Commuters can leave the facility via Baggage Reclaim, Passport Control, and Customs, and check-in as usual when it’s time to continue their journey.
Border Force requires everyone entering the country to present themselves to Immigration as the first port of call, so all travelers need to ensure their visa/passport permits them entry into the U.K.
Australian, Japanese, American, Canadian, and New Zealand nationals can get quicker entry through the border by receiving Registered Travellers status.
Becoming a Registered Traveller allows customers to use the automated e-passport gates (in case of having a biometric passport); use the EU/UK lanes; avoid filling in a landing card or having to pass a credibility interview during each arrival, and enter without providing fingerprints (visa holders).
After going through passport control, commuters should follow the yellow signs that indicate the direction for ‘Arrivals/Baggage reclaim’ and look for their flight on the information screens to learn which carousel their luggage will arrive on.
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Security London City Airport is working to process passengers as quickly as possible. Commuters are recommended to allow additional time for security procedures, especially during peak times. Security at the LCY does not only include screening bags. Passengers should consider that baggage rules vary depending on airlines and the type of ticket obtained. Customers are encouraged to examine baggage rules with their airline before arriving at London City Airport. The facility advises travelers to be prepared when reaching security checkpoints; all cabin luggage will be X-ray screened. Passengers should place large electrical items and laptops individually in a tray after removing the outer casing or sleeve. Hand baggage and layer should be placed into a tray. All liquid items must be correctly bagged and placed into the tray. Pushchairs are subject to hand search, and walking aids are X-ray screened. For avoiding possible delays at the security,
Many customers get to LCY by car, so the facility offers a range of car parking services to make the arrival process as easy as possible. The main car park is located a few minutes from the terminal, offering flexibility and peace of mind before the flight. Passengers should consider a 3.3-meter height restriction on all vehicles when entering the parking area. Payment Pre-booked tickets are issued with a reference number, and customers receive their tickets at the barrier on arrival. Drivers who prefer not to pre-book will be issued a ticket on the day of their arrival, which they must pay before leaving the property. Travelers should note that the airport does not take cash payments at the Customer Service Information Desk. However, all major credit cards are accepted. One pay point is located at the pick-up area, and the second one can be accessed at the entrance of the terminal. Motorcycle and bicycle parking Passengers can park their push