New EU Border Checks May Lead to 17-Mile Delays at Dover, UK Lawmakers Told-Alexander Zhang

New EU border identity checks could result in a 17-mile tailback at the port of Dover, a representative of the UK logistics industry has told a parliamentary committee. The EU is scheduled to implement a new system in April 2022 to monitor non-EU travellers entering the bloc’s Schengen Area. It is proposed that UK citizens embarking on cross-Channel trips from Dover will be checked by French police at the Kent port. Elizabeth de Jong, director of policy at trade body Logistics UK, said it would be “very bad news” if lorry drivers are required to leave their vehicles to undergo biometric checks. Forcing drivers to leave their vehicles “takes up a lot of time and also leads to security issues,” she said, adding, “An increase in two minutes processing for each lorry would lead to a 17-mile delay at the Dover border.” Giving evidence to the Transport Select Committee of … New EU border identity checks could result in a 17-mile tailback at the port of Dover, a representative of the UK logistics industry has told a parliamentary committee. The EU is scheduled to implement a new system in April 2022 to monitor non-EU travellers entering the bloc’s Schengen Area. It is proposed that UK citizens

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