Dover Port: Customs

(asked on 17th December 2020) - View Source

Question to the Home Office:

To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to ensure sufficient funding to enable adequate passport checking facilities at the Port of Dover following the end of the transition period for the UK's departure from the EU.


This question was answered on 5th January 2021

Passport checks conducted by Border Force at Dover are limited to those conducted on outbound passengers, as UK immigration controls are located at the juxtaposed controls in France for inbound journeys.

All passengers travelling inbound to the Port of Dover are already required to show a passport (plus any relevant UK immigration document or permission) or an EEA National Identity card to pass through the juxtaposed controls.

The operation of the juxtaposed controls is based on bilateral agreements with France, rather than us being part of the EU, so will continue after the transition period has ended.

Passport checks are already conducted on 100% of outbound passengers by the carrier on behalf of Border Force under exit check provisions.

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