UK Border Force industrial action, 15-16 March 2023

UK Border Force staff in The Public and Commercial Services (PCS) Union are staging industrial action from Wednesday 15th March 2023 until 0700 GMT on Thursday 16th March, which will impact international arrivals at all UK air and maritime ports.

Although this strike action directly targets inbound travel to the UK from these locations, UK Border Force has advised that longer wait times are possible at any UK port during the proposed strike action.

If you’re arriving on a Border Force strike day, please be prepared for potentially longer wait times upon entry at London Heathrow and Manchester airports. Do also factor potential waiting times into your onward journey planning. 

We encourage all customers with an eligible biometric passport to use electronic gates, details for which can be found here.

Our flight schedule will continue as planned and it’s advisable to check flight status in advance of travel at

Further details of the strike and customer advice can be found on the UK Government website