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Just last week the UK implemented allowing citizens of certain countries including the Five Eyes signatories to use the Express Lanes at Immigration checkpoints.

Government expands use of ePassport gates to 7 more countries

From today (Monday 20 May), visitors from Australia, Canada, Japan, New Zealand, Singapore, South Korea and the United States will be able to use ePassport gates at ports across the UK and juxtaposed controls in a move designed to speed up border controls for low-risk countries.

Are people who previously had issues with UK immigration eligible to do so?

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The given link implies yes, since any traveler who has had issues in the past and are rejected at the gate:

  • will be sent to a manned passport check to have their identity and passport checked

There is no explicit statement stating that certain categories of persons should not use these gates.

  • It's reasonable to expect that anyone with a stop indicator on their passport who tries to use the gates will be rejected at the gate. The UK will not suddenly be uninterested in such people. – Michael Hampton May 24 at 17:12

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