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Dover delays: UK border staff to help amid 14-hour queues

BBC News

UK officials are to assist with French border checks at the Port of Dover, after the government said motorists had suffered "extraordinary disruption". Motorists were caught up in delays of up to 14 hours through Kent, due to high numbers of holidaymakers and understaffed French border posts amid heightened security checks. Delays began on Friday night and could last until Monday, police have warned. Kent Police said it would "proactively" manage traffic to ease congestion. Police said disruption had been caused by the "vast volume of holiday traffic" coupled with delays caused by heightened security at the border - brought in following recent terrorist attacks in France.


Border agents move to ease English Channel traffic backed up for hours

FOX News

British border agents are moving in to help French officials deal with gigantic backups for travelers trying to cross the English Channel into France. The dangerous delays in Channel crossings come at the start of the British holiday season when tens of thousands of vacationers head to continental Europe. France is the traditional jumping off point for car travel to Spain, Italy, Switzerland and other popular destinations. French officials have expanded border checks during the state of emergency declared after repeated extremist attacks on civilians, and the increased security has led to the lines of stalled cars and trucks on the roads leading to Dover. Officials warned Sunday that motorists face waits of five hours or longer to enter the Dover ferry port or the Channel Tunnel for crossings to France.


Increased security checks in France leads to massive traffic jams in southeast England

The Japan Times

LONDON – British border agents are moving in to help French officials deal with gigantic backups for travelers trying to cross the English Channel into France. The dangerous delays in Channel crossings come at the start of the British holiday season when tens of thousands of vacationers head to continental Europe. France is the traditional jumping off point for car travel to Spain, Italy, Switzerland and other popular destinations. French officials have expanded border checks during the state of emergency declared after repeated extremist attacks on civilians, and the increased security has led to the lines of stalled cars and trucks on the roads leading to Dover, in southeast England. Officials warned Sunday that motorists face waits of five hours or longer to enter the Dover ferry port or the Channel Tunnel for crossings to France.


Massive delays stall England-to-France vehicle traffic

U.S. News

Vehicles queuing at the Port of Dover, southern England, as motorists face continued disruption traveling to France, Sunday July 24, 2016. Holiday makers and commercial traffic all face misery on the roads with some people forced to spend the night in their cars after getting stuck in jams leading to the port, as French border officials enforce security checks during the state of emergency following recent extremist attacks.


Dover ferry passengers delayed by French security checks

BBC News

Passengers are facing major delays at the Port of Dover due to increased French security checks. Ferry companies are advising travellers it is taking four hours to get through passport controls. Roads leading to the port in Kent are experiencing heavy traffic. Kent Police has advised motorists to expect "very, very long delays". A port spokesman said heightened checks at the border and the high volume of traffic was behind the delays.