Gatwick Airport was evacuated this afternoon after a fire alarm went off in the terminal.

Passengers were forced to evacuate the North Terminal this afternoon after the alarm was triggered shortly after 12pm.

A Gatwick spokesman later confirmed that the alarm was investigated and no fire was found. Passengers were allowed back into the airport shortly before 1pm.

READ MORE: Airline quietly axes Gatwick route less than one year after it started

One passenger posted on X, formerly Twitter, saying there were a “lot of stressed travellers” due to the alarm.

In response, a Gatwick spokesman said: “There was a fire alarm activation in the North terminal departure lounge, this has been investigated by our fire service team & they’ve confirmed that there was no fire.

“Passenger safety and security are our top priority.”