The Home Office has launched a short consultation on a proposal to end the requirement for non-EEA passengers to present a paper landing card on arrival into the UK from 1st October 2017. Instead, the information that used to be gained from landing cards will be collected via Advanced Passenger Information requirements. The consultation states that landing cards are simply to collect data for statistical purposes. This is somewhat counter to the explanations in the past that have stated they were required for security purposes.
Adrian Greason-Walker. WTA Policy Advocate. Specialises in Tourism and Environmental Management.