Some travelers at Terminal 5 at Heathrow Airport posted images of prolonged queues on social media on Wednesday morning, while others had been being held on planes on account of the congestion
Heathrow Airport: Passengers wait in prolonged queues
Passengers arriving at Heathrow are being pressured to wait on in prolonged queues on account of a say with self-service passport gates.
A passenger tweeted: “Expected time of ready for arriving passengers: 2-4 hours.”
One other added: “Form e-gates at @HeathrowAirport ever in fact work? Presumably 1,000+ of us queuing to get via passport management.”
The airport wrote on Twitter
: “We’re privy to a say impacting the e-gates, that are staffed and operated by Border Force.
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Documentary maker Louis Theroux said on Twitter he turned into one in every of the of us at Heathrow ready with his face cloak on amid the queues.
He tweeted: “Human logjam at Heathrow – it appears the full e gates at the full airports are down?
“That’s what the person correct said.”
One person to the airport on Twitter: “Please get yourselves organised.
“We p personal got been queuing exterior customs in a keeping queue for over half of an hour, nowhere discontinuance to the front and customs is paunchy.”
E-gates – managed by Border Force – enable travelers with biometric passports to lumber via border management with out a handbook inspection.
The Judge has contacted the Border Force for comment.