‘No delays’ for holidaymakers sailing to France from Portsmouth port

Portsmouth International Ferry Port
Portsmouth International Ferry Port
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INCREASED security by French border officials, which has caused misery for holidaymakers in Dover, are not affecting travel from Portsmouth’s International Ferry Port, an official has confirmed.

All the travel hub’s services are running on time and are not delayed by the tighter border controls over the Channel.

It comes after Brits hoping to sail overseas have been delayed by up to 14 hours while the queue to get past the increased security at Dover.

A spokesman from Portsmouth port said: ‘There are no delays here. All our services from Portsmouth to France are running normally.’

Motorists are today facing a second day of tailbacks through Kent, due to delay with French border checks at Dover.

Some people have been left stranded in their cars on the motorway for 14 hours.

The delays began on Friday night and could last until Monday, police have warned.

Kent Police said it would ‘proactively’ manage traffic to ease congestion.

On Sunday morning, the Port of Dover said passengers travelling on the A20 were still experiencing road delays of almost four hours and up to thirty minutes on the A2, followed by two-hour delays inside the port.