Travellers entering the UK could anticipate delays and disruptions On February 1

31 Jan 2023 | 16:41
UK border. Picture Source: BBC

The United Kingdom High Commission in the Maldives has advised travellers planning to enter the UK could encounter long lines due to the strike on February 1.

The High Commission announced the following via Twitter. According to the announcement, travellers planning to enter the UK may face longer wait times at border control due to strike action on 1 February. Check the latest advice from your operator before travelling. The tweet also shares the announcement link from the United Kingdom government justifying the delays. 

According to the government announcement, the delays are caused due to the airports and seaport Border Force Employees going on strike on February 1st and February 2nd. The statement also said the Military personnel, civil servants and volunteers across the government are being trained to support the Border Force at the airport and ports across the United Kingdom in the event of potential strike action. 

It is also been reported that train drivers across the country could also be taking part in the widespread industrial action on Wednesday which could bring rails service to a standstill.