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Terminal 2 Arrivals Gates

Manchester Airport, Manchester, M90 1QX

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COVID-19 Information (Manchester Airport)

  • The information in this section was taken in October 2020.
  • The terminals remain open for business aligned to passenger schedules. However Terminals 2 and 3 have closed with all operations concentrated in Terminal 1. Further information on terminal changes can be found here.
  • Some of the car products have paused trading due to the changes in terminal operations. At present this includes; Meet and Greet products in all terminals, Jet Parks products and the Terminal 2 car parking products.
  • There have been no changes to the airports opening times.
  • A small external queuing system exists for Terminal 1 A.
  • To manage social distancing in the terminals, only travelling persons are permitted in terminal buildings.
  • For guests requiring special assistance they may be assisted up to such a point where they have reported to ABM or proceeded through security having completed the check-in process.
  • In Terminal 1 on the main departures level (A), access to the check-in hall is permitted only through Doors 2. Doors 1 & 3 are unavailable during this time.
    Access into the terminal using the escalator from the Skylink us not available. Adjacent lifts/stairs should be used.
  • Hand sanitiser is available at all entry/exit points and key 'high touch' areas. These have been positioned so as to not impede general access around the site.
  • General orientation around the buildings is unchanged with the exception of Terminal 1 check-in.
  • Signage is in place across the site to enforce the social distancing measures. This is supported by regular audio announcements.
  • Protective screens have been installed at all counters where face to face transactions occur including the reception points for assistance, check-in, ticket desks and in retail outlets. In other areas such as security where this is not practical, the wearing of face coverings is mandatory.
  • Toilets are available.
  • There have been no changes to the toileting facilities.
  • The adult changing facility in Terminal 2 is currently closed due to the closure of the terminal.
  • Additional Customer Service personnel have been added within the check-in halls to manage access control for travelling guests only.
  • • From December 2020, COVID testing will be available to meet UK and foreign government requirements for travel to destinations which require evidence of a negative test for entry or to reduce quarantine periods. From 15th December 2020, passengers arriving in the UK will be able to reduce their quarantine period by taking a test five days after arrival and receiving a negative result.
  • For more information about the measures in place for Covid-19 please click here (new tab) .


  • Services / facilities within the building include Greggs, the Spud Factory, Joe's Kitchen, Post Office, Travelex Foreign Exchange, Boots, WHSmith, Spar, The Aviation Shop, Voyager Arcade and Car Rental Courtesy Phones.
  • Related link Terminal 1 Baggage Reclaim.
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  • Comments View
    • The Arrivals Gates lead to Arrivals Immigration and Flight Transfers and Transit.

Outside Access (Remote Arrivals Busing Gate)

  • There is not level access at this gate.
  • The main doors open automatically.
  • The doors are double width.
  • The door opening is 170cm (5ft 6in) wide.

Level Change (Remote Arrivals Busing Gate)

  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.
  • The ramp or slope is located in front of the entrance.
  • The ramp or slope is moderate.
  • The ramp or slope is permanent.
  • Comments View
    • There is a slope located in front of the entrance.
    • The slope is moderate.
    • The slope is permanent.

Other Floors (Remote Arrivals Busing Gate)

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are 0-1.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • The lighting levels are bright.
    • The steps are clearly marked.
    • The steps are medium (11cm - 17cm).
    • The steps do have handrails.
    • The steps have a handrail on both sides.
    • There is a landing.
  • Escalators View
    • Escalator(s) can be used to access other floors.
    • The floors which are accessible by escalator are 0-1.
    • The escalators steps are not clearly marked.
    • The foot and head of the escalators are not clearly marked.
    • The lighting levels are bright.

Lift (Remote Arrivals Busing Gate)

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located next to the stairs and escalator.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are 0-1.
  • The lift is 21m (22yd 2ft) from the busing arrivals gate.
  • Staff do not need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The dimensions of the lift are 100cm x 141cm (3ft 3in x 4ft 8in).
  • The clear door width is 89cm (2ft 11in).
  • There are separate entry and exit doors in the lift.
  • The lift does have a visual floor indicator.
  • The lift does not have an audible announcer.
  • The controls for the lift are within 120cm from the floor.
  • The lighting level in the lift is medium.
  • The lift does have Braille markings.
  • The lift does have tactile markings.
  • Comments View
    • This lift gives access to the Arrivals corridor from the busing arrivals gate.
    • The lift is 185 metres from Immigration and 173 metres to Transfers.

Outside Access (Gate 203)

  • There is not level access at this gate.
  • The main doors open away from you (push).
  • The doors are double width.
  • The doors are permanently held open.
  • The door opening is 140cm (4ft 7in) wide.
  • All the other gates are identical to this.
  • This entrance is 350 metres from Immigration, and 338 metres from Transfers.
  • The distances from the other gates to Immigration are as follows :-
  • Gates 201 & 202 - 397 metres
  • Gate 204 - 302 metres
  • Gate 205 - 259 metres
  • Gate 206 - 213 metres
  • Gate 207 - 165 metres
  • Gate 208 - 119 metres
  • Gate 209 - 75 metres
  • Gate 210 - 29 metres
  • Gate 211 - 38 metres
  • Gate 212 - 85 metres
  • Gate 213 - 129 metres
  • Gate 214 - 176 metres
  • Gate 215 - 215 metres.
  • The distances from these gates to Transfers are 12 metres less than those above.

Level Change (Gate 203 Airbridge)

  • There is a ramp or slope to access this area/service.
  • There is a slope located on the airbridge, leading to level 1.
  • The slope is moderate.
  • The slope is permanent.
  • The gradient of the slope in the airbridge varies, depending on the aircraft it accesses.
  • All gates have airbridges except Gate 300.

Inside Access

  • There is level access in this area.
  • This venue does not play background music.
  • The lighting levels are varied.