In the lead-up to Brexit, New Zealanders and Australians are being given permission to use the electronic passport gates at UK airports previously reserved for European citizens.
Americans, Canadians and Japanese citizens will also be granted the privilege, UK Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond announced on Tuesday (NZT) as part of the new budget.
The move should reduce the time it takes travellers from the five countries to move through UK airports.
A nice benefit for Kiwi travellers. I love using the e-passport gates in NZ and Australia. Hugely quicker than the manual queues.