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.

BBC © 2014 The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.