Passengers arriving from abroad face passport control delays today due to a strike by the Public & Commercial Services Union timed to coincide with the Budget.

Airports are working with the UK Border Force to minimise disruption and ensure security is maintained.

The industrial action started today and will run until 7am tomorrow (Thursday).

Luton airport said: “Passengers arriving on flights originating outside of the UK may experience delays at passport control.

“Impacts on departing flights are expected to be kept to a minimum.”

It advised that passengers arriving in the UK can assist by:

  • having travel documents, including passports, ready and taken out of any wallets
  • using automatic e-Passport gates;
  • having landing cards fully completed and ready; and
  • staying in family groups.

EasyJet said: “The UK Border Agency have planned a day of industrial action during Wednesday.

“This may cause some delays for our passengers when passing through immigration at UK airports, however, we do not expect any impact to our flights.”