Bristol Airport opens expanded immigration hall complete with new interview rooms and drugs lab
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Bristol Airport has expanded its immigration hall and it has now been officially opened.
The hall features 10 of the latest ePassport gates, which provide a fast route through border control.
Immigration Minister Brandon Lewis visited the airport to open the hall, which has not only been expanded but also re-designed to give Border Force officers a clearer view of passengers.
The number of interview rooms at the airport has also gone from two to four, and a new drug-testing lab has been set up.
Mr Lewis said: “This refurbishment is an excellent example of how effectively Border Force works with airport operators to provide an efficient and secure service for tourists, business visitors and Britons returning home.”
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The airport’s chief executive Robert Sinclair said he was ‘delighted’ to welcome Mr Lewis to the airport.
He added: “This new facility will help Border Force carry out this vital work in a modern, professional environment with support from the latest available technology.”
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