Now it seems that either I got it horribly wrong or I have indeed happened to notice a serious security lapse- two days ago at Gatwick Airport- the UK's 2nd biggest and busiest International airport. Having arrived back to the UK from Madeira (I was part of a Press Trip to Madeira with other travel writers)- as I made my way towards the Passport control area at Gatwick Airport's South Terminal, I was astonished to see that there was no one present to check passports' of passengers who would be passing through the "Channel Islands'" route. This means that if someone is coming from outside of the UK, they can easily sneak themselves through the "Channel Islands'" route because all they need to do is to show their boarding pass or ticket and not their Passport. Unfortunately I did not take any photos of the area. I did however confront a security personal about the situation, and he admitted (sorry did not catch his name), that there is a security problem, but they (Gatwick Customs) would stop anyone illegally entering the country if they are caught. But how will they catch someone if there is no means to check Passports or any form of ID except a Boarding Pass? Has anyone else noticed such irregularities at any airport in the world (not just the UK)? Interesting to know, as I was surprised to see this at first hand.
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