Hi everyone I currently live in Miami and I am due to leave for the UK on May 31st and I will arrive on June 1st on AA38 from MIA to LHR. I am a US citizen and I will be seeing my British boyfriend in the UK and staying at his home in Brighton for one month before returning to the US. This flight is one of the only international flights still operating from my area because of COVID-19.
I understand many might think I am crazy to make this journey but I have not seen my boyfriend since March 2019 when when went on a trip together to the UK and Italy. I have a bunch of masks with me and I am in good health and I do not mind following the local laws at all times regarding social distancing and quarantine.
Does anyone know if Immigration will allow me to pass through. I know that US citizens can use the E-Gates now and don't undergo questioning by immigration officers but I have heard from the UK Gov website that the E-Gates have been shut down for non-EEA citizens, and I also heard a story of a woman who was refused because she wanted to take care of her pregnant daughter. I am kind of in a tough spot right now. Should I postpone my trip or just take the flight? If I take the flight what can I do to convince Border Force to allow me I have enough funds and I will promise to adhere to local guidelines and I have a place to stay? Alejandro
Ok after closely looking at the situation and talking with my boyfriend and my family I have agreed to post pone my trip to the UK for the time being. Thanks for your answers! Alejandro