Calais: Ferry companies apologise for long waits

Travellers heading to the UK have suffered delays of up to six hours as they queued at the Port of Calais.

Ferry operators DFDS and P&O Ferries apologised for the long wait times at UK border controls on Saturday.

P&O added extra vessels were used for passengers who missed their sailing, as queues continued into the evening.

Speaking to BBC News, passenger Josh Williams said he was stuck waiting in Calais for five hours on Saturday to get a ferry back to the UK.

He shared pictures of long lines of cars filled with families trying to get back to Dover ahead of the new school year starting for many in England next week.

Earlier in the afternoon, DFDS warned on social media the queues could potentially last for six hours for people travelling from Calais.

The issue appeared to be improved on Sunday, when DFDS said at 12:00 BST that there were 45 minute queues at border control, and no waits at check-in.

It earlier said that traffic at the ports in Dunkirk, in France, and Dover,…

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