“There is a significant increase in queues for border control at Heathrow. According to British requirements, the waiting time in queues for citizens arriving from countries outside the European Economic Area should not exceed 45 minutes. However, in July it was not possible to meet the established timeframe in 95% of air passengers. The waiting time was sometimes 2.5 hours”, says the statement.
The embassy recommended that Russians, following transit through London, take into account possible long delays in passing passport control.
Heathrow Airport is a major international airport in London, United Kingdom. Heathrow is the second busiest airport in the world by international passenger traffic, as well as the busiest airport in Europe by passenger traffic, and the sixth busiest airport in the world by total passenger traffic. It is one of six international airports serving Greater London. In 2017, it handled a record 78.0 million passengers, a 3.1% increase from 2016.