- Team GB hockey player Shona McClellan filmed video at Heathrow showing most Border Force desks closed
- Others said that the queues at Stansted were so bad that they missed the last train to London Liverpool Street.
- Heathrow has seen huge queues amid three-hour waits since international travel resumed in May
Air travelers faced huge queues at airports in London last night as chaos at the border continued to affect UK holidays – Stansted and Heathrow were badly hit amid claims of long waits.
Team GB hockey player Shona McClellan was among those returning to Heathrow yesterday and filmed a video showing how most of Border Force’s desks were closed while passengers lined up.
Others said that the queues at Stansted were so bad that they missed the last train to London Liverpool Street station and were instead faced with paying £180 for an Uber, which is normally £55 a trip. .
Since the resumption of international travel in May, there have been huge queues at Heathrow, with some travelers reporting waiting three hours at the passport gate and the Home Office deeming the situation ‘unacceptable’.
The Home Office has been contacted today by MailOnline as to why there were further delays yesterday.
This comes before the change to the travel system in a week’s time on October 4, when a simpler two-tier system will be in place. Countries will be divided into a single Red List and a ‘Rest of the World’ safe category.
Ricardo Abrem, chief product officer of payments service ePayments in London, was one of those caught in the Stansted chaos last night, urging border forces to ‘please get your *** together’.
Huge queues broke out at London Stansted Airport last night as chaos at the border continues to affect British travelers
People wait a long time to pass through the passport gate after landing at London Stansted Airport last night
A passenger described the queues at London Stansted Airport last night as a ‘ridiculous situation that often happens’.
He told MailOnline today: ‘It was a ridiculous situation that happens often. The flight landed at 11.20 pm, I left the airport at 1.30 am with the destination Liverpool Street.
Insulate Britain causes disruption on the M25 near Heathrow Airport
Insulate Britain protesters have disrupted the M25 for the sixth time in a fortnight despite prohibitory orders, meaning they could be jailed.
Group activists blocked the slip road at Junction 14 near Heathrow this morning. A total of 52 protesters arrived at around 8 am and the police brought them to the brink.
Police officers today arrested protesters from Insulate Britain at a crossroads leading from the M25 to Heathrow Airport
Some affixed themselves to each other’s obstacles, and the road was tarmac, and blue was sprayed. A total of 53 people were arrested.
The group, part of Extinction Rebellion, is calling on the government to insulate homes in the UK to help cut carbon emissions.
His controversial tactic has led to prohibitions on national highways preventing people from obstructing the M25 and A20 after further demonstrations at the Port of Dover on Friday.
The injunction means protesters could face time in jail for blocking the route. Since the launch of the operation, the police have made dozens of arrests so far.
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