In an attempt to further secure the UK’s borders, the Authority to Carry Scheme has been introduced for the purpose of passenger and crew screening in advance of travel to or from the UK.
The Scheme requires all carriers operating to and from the UK to provide specific information regarding the travellers aboard, including crew members, and must await confirmation of authority to carry those persons from the Secretary of State.
More about Authority to Carry Requests.
Carriers who continue to carry passengers or crew that have returned a refusal response from an ATC request, will be subject to a significant fine. Refusal of an ATC request can be made for a number of reasons, including, but not limited to:
Authority to Carry requested must be transmitted in a secure, electronic format that is compatible with the UK border system, such as APIS, the industry-standard form used for the transmission of Advance Passenger Information in the U.S.
More about Advance Passenger Information.
It is the responsibility of the carrier to ensure the correct systems are in place for the exchange of ATC requests and responses. Carriers can face fines of up to £50,000 per traveller for breach of any of the following conditions:
The UK government border agency also maintain that additional costs incurred for removing and detaining a passenger refused entry to the UK under any of the aforementioned conditions will be the responsibility of the carrier.
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