Holiday chaos as travellers face HOURS of delays at major UK airports after Border Force system crashes


HOLIDAYMAKERS are going through hour lengthy delays at major UK airports after a nationwide Border Force system crash this morning.

An error within the essential system has sparked chaos all through border management machines – leaving three hour waits at Gatwick Airport.

Passengers are having to attend in hour lengthy queues as employees are compelled to carryout handbook passport checks.

A spokesperson for the Home Office mentioned: “We are conscious of a nationwide border system difficulty affecting arrivals into the UK.

“We are working to resolve the issue as soon as possible and are liaising with port operators and airlines to minimise disruption for travellers.”

One traveller arriving into Gatwick wrote on-line: “Three hour delay. Flown to Gatwick instead of Heathrow with no warning and now @Gatwick_Airport can’t process anything.”

Another annoyed passenger added: “Total chaos at Gatwick Passport control. Queues of over an hour due to computer gates all unserviceable. Whoever is responsible needs to be fired.”

A spokesperson for Gatwick airport mentioned: “Some passengers could expertise delays at immigration attributable to a nationwide difficulty with UK Border Force e-gates.

“Our staff are working with UK Border Force – who operate passport control including the e-gates – to provide assistance to passengers where necessary.”


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