All UK ports and airports are required by the UK Home Office to collect the passport or identity card details from every person entering or leaving the country.
To speed up your journey through our terminals, you must supply your passenger information to us before you travel, using our Advance Passenger Information (API) system. If you do not supply your passenger information in advance of travelling, you may be stopped at check-in and asked to add your API to your booking before continuing on your journey.
Important information before you travel
UK passport holders - If you are travelling from the UK to the EU, the UK government recommend you have 6 months left on your passport, the minimum 3 months validity required from the date that you return plus up to 90 days to travel without a visa. Even if it has more than 6 months left, your passport must be less than 10 years old. Full requirements can be found on gov.uk.
Citizens of the EU, EEA and Switzerland – You will need a passport that is valid for the duration of your stay in the UK, ID cards are no longer accepted unless exempt. Click here for more information.