The British government is working to fix a technical issue that caused electronic border gates at airports across the country to stop working late Friday, leading to long waits for travelers entering the UK at the start of a busy weekend.
Travelers posted images of long lines at airports across the country, where all arriving passengers were forced to use traditional passport offices, rather than automated gates equipped with electronic passport scanners.
Britain’s Home Office, which is responsible for border control, said it was working to rectify the problem, according to the Associated Press.
She added: “We are aware of an issue with the nationwide border system affecting arrivals in the UK. We are working to resolve the issue as soon as possible and are engaging with port operators and airlines to minimize disruption to travellers.”