Airports says UK Border Force hit by outage

The United Kingdom's Border Force has experienced a country-wide outage, affecting eGates at many airports, according to UK airports.

"We are aware of an issue with UK Border Force's systems across the country, affecting a significant number of airports," Manchester Airport said in a statement to Reuters.

London Stansted Airport and Heathrow also confirmed in posts on social media platform X that the Border Force is down as part of a UK-wide issue.

Border Force had no immediate comment.

Videos posted on social media platform X showed long queues of passengers at passport desks in airports including London's Stansted and Heathrow.

Border Force is a law enforcement command within the Home Office.