several airports severely disrupted after a “national outage”

several airports severely disrupted after a “national outage”
several airports severely disrupted after a “national outage”

By Steve Tenré

Published
47 minutes ago,

Update 47 minutes ago

Heathrow Airport (illustrative photo).
JUSTIN TALLIS / AFP

Videos posted on social networks show scenes of chaos at Manchester and Heathrow airports. The outage would affect passport scanners.

Panic in the United Kingdom. Several airports across the country have reported “national blackout”affecting immigration controls. “We are aware of an issue with Border Force systems across the country, affecting a significant number of airports”Manchester Airport said in a statement to Reuters.

London Stansted Airport and Heathrow have also confirmed in posts on “national blackout”. This outage would affect passport scanners. The Border Force has not yet reacted. Videos posted on social media show scenes of chaos at affected airports, with long queues forming.

More information to come…

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