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UK Blames France as Travelers Face Hours-long Port Delays

Passengers queue for ferries at the Port of Dover as families embarking on summer getaways at the start of school holidays have been warned by ferry operators to expect delays of several hours at the border, in Folkestone, Kent, England, Thursday July 21, 2022. (Gareth Fuller/PA via AP)
Passengers queue for ferries at the Port of Dover as families embarking on summer getaways at the start of school holidays have been warned by ferry operators to expect delays of several hours at the border, in Folkestone, Kent, England, Thursday July 21, 2022. (Gareth Fuller/PA via AP)
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London (AP) -- Truck drivers and Britons heading off on holiday by ferry faced hours-long waits at the port of Dover on Friday, with authorities blaming French officials for the chaos — a claim France denied.

Dover authorities said a lack of French border officials was leading to waits of up to six hours for border checks at the English Channel port, with queues of tourist and freight traffic snarling roads for miles (kilometers).