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Chaos at Heathrow as hundreds of travellers are forced to pack into huge queues

News Summed Up 2020-08-01 05:30:00

Chaotic scenes broke out at Heathrow's border gates today as hundreds of passengers were crammed into queues after just three officers were left to check passports. Heathrow Airport branded the situation 'totally unacceptable', but left were powerless because the gates are controlled by UK Border Force. A spokesperson for Heathrow Airport told MailOnline that the queues were 'totally unacceptable', but that Border Force have forecasting systems to help avoid passenger queues on arrival. All flights at Heathrow are currently operating from Terminals 2 and 5 following the temporary relocation of airlines from Terminals 3 and 4. Heathrow are expecting 280 plane arrivals across the two terminals today.