Thousands of passengers skipped airport border checks in Britain after being ...

Thousands of passengers skipped airport border checks on landing in Britain last year - after being sent the wrong way Around six people a day were misdirected by staff or went through wrong door Ministers weighing up £50,000 fines for airlines not ensuring border controls Home Office figures show 2,431 arrivals logged as ‘misdirections’ in 2018  

By Jim Norton for the Daily Mail

Published: 00:32 GMT, 2 March 2019 | Updated: 00:33 GMT, 2 March 2019

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Thousands of passengers skipped airport border checks on landing in Britain last year – after being sent the wrong way.

Around six people every day were either misdirected by staff or went through the wrong door at airports, figures have revealed.

It comes as ministers weigh up whether to impose fines of up to £50,000 on airlines and airports for failing to ensure passengers go through border controls.

As many as 2,431 arrivals to British airports were logged as ‘misdirections’ because they were not processed by border officials in 2018 (stock image)

As many as 2,431 arrivals to British airports were logged as ‘misdirections’ because they were not processed by border officials in 2018 (stock image)

Some 2,431 arrivals were logged as ‘misdirections’ because they were not processed by border officials in 2018. 

This number, which

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