The Home Office expects a workers’ strike will cause processing delays at land border crossings, airports and U.K. ports of entry beginning Feb. 1.

Key Points:

  • Beginning Feb. 1, travelers should expect significant delays when crossing land borders or entering the country through airports or maritime points of entry.
  • The proposed strike will impact international arrivals at all U.K. air and maritime ports as well as those traveling to the U.K. through U.K. border controls in Calais, Dunkirk and Coquelles in Northern France.
  • The Home Office encourages travelers to use eGates if they are eligible to minimize delays.
  • The strikes are due to end at 7 a.m. on Feb. 2.

Additional Information: Travelers can check airport websites before traveling for the latest information related to possible delays caused by the strike.

BAL Analysis: Those with planned travel to the U.K. from Feb. 1-2 should check the latest travel advice before traveling.

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