A £5 drop-off charge at Heathrow will come into effect from October 2021.
The fee will apply to vehicles using the designated drop off zones located directly outside the airport terminals.
The airport said the service will operate via a an automatic number plate recognition system and the charge can be paid online, via mobile phone, automated telephone service or by autopay functionality.
Blue badge holders will be exempt and passenger who don’t want to pay can be dropped off at one of Heathrow’s long-stay car parks, where they can take a free bus transfer to the terminal.
Heathrow said: “The Terminal Drop Off Charge will apply to all vehicles entering the forecourts of Heathrow’s terminals, although some exceptions will apply, such as blue badge holders and emergency vehicles. The forecourts are the easiest and quickest way to drop off passengers.
“Our car parks remain available, and normal charges apply. This will not impact passenger pick up, which should continue via the car parks, as picking up passengers is not permitted on the terminal forecourts.”
More details will be available ‘in due course’, the airport added. It said passengers should check its website for more updates.