Long queues at Heathrow Airport
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Lengthy queues at Heathrow Airport passport control

Long queues were persisting at Heathrow Airport passport control on Friday evening, BAA has confirmed.

A spokeswoman said immigration checks at Terminal 5 for EU nationals were taking 40 minutes, and an hour for non-EU citizens.

A Border Force spokesman said: "We will not compromise border security but we aim to keep disruption to a minimum."

This footage shows part of the queue for passport control on Friday evening.

Passenger Leo Lourdes told the BBC about the queue he joined at Heathrow.

  • 27 Apr 2012
  • From the section UK
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