Passports, Visas and Customs

Here is some information on entry requirements and customs control in the UK.

Passport and Visas

On arrival at Bristol Airport you will pass through Immigration where you will be required to show your passport or your European Economic Area (EEA) National Identity Card. Before you come to Bristol make sure that your passport or EEA National Identity Card is valid for the duration of your stay in Britain. Those coming from countries outside the European Economic Area may need a visa. Click here for more information on whether you need to apply for a visa.


There are restrictions on what you are permitted to bring in and take out of the UK. Different restrictions apply depending on which country you are coming from. After collecting your baggage at Bristol Airport you go through Customs. For more information on this click here