Is there any airport without customs facilities which has a connection to the UK?

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    Question title and question body are entirely different things. Title asks about predicting the future, body asks about present situation, which can change quickly if needed. VTC for unclear. Jan 16, 2017 at 20:54
  • WTF. The body is always meant to expand and clarify the title because the title is short. And no, you can't change an airport quickly to have customs if it doesn't have as you'd need to rebuild somewhat to separate the carousels from the outside. And gerrit was able to answer the question as asked -- it's definitely quite clear.
    – user4188
    Jan 17, 2017 at 1:22
  • That largely depends on what deal they make but possibly yes for a while maybe until the airport is rebuilt so?
    – user4188
    Jan 17, 2017 at 3:28

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I flew to La Palma Airport. They do have a corridor to check passports for arrivals from outside Schengen, but there are no gates between the luggage belts and the outside. I did not see any customs facilities, but perhaps there exists a system to shepherd passengers and their luggage to a sealed off area that I didn't see, bypassing the luggage belts.

There exist seasonal (charter) flights from the UK to otherwise domestic airports in the northern Nordic countries, such as Kiruna in Sweden and Kittilä in Finland (“Santa Claus flights”). I suppose they must have some way of checking passports but again, at least for Kiruna Airport, I know that luggage arrives in an area that has no separation from the outside world.