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Friday 23 December 2022

Britain prepares for airport chaos over Christmas

Flying into, out of, or within the UK over the Christmas holiday period?

Good luck with that.

Travellers have been officially warned that airports could close due to a UK Border Force strike to begin today.

Officials have told inbound travellers to "expect delays and disruption", Travel Mole reports.

“Passengers should be prepared for longer wait times and check with their travel agents,” the Government said.

Some troops have been brought in to help manage border control functions.

I wrote about this a few weeks ago but, predictably, diddly squat has happened to change things.

Steve Dann, the COO of Border Force, said he could not rule out closures during the strikes but said the organisation "should keep ‘most if not all ports open.’ "

About 1,000 Border Force staff are expected to walk out from Friday.

And the strikes could go on for months. Union official Mark Serwotka says the union has a mandate for industrial action until May.

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