The long Summer sunsets are causing chaos for holidaymakers at Stansted Airport by disrupting electronic passport gates at border control. Passengers arriving at Stansted Airport have found the low setting sun shining through the windows is preventing the computer screens from identifying their faces, causing long delays for the Essex airport which deals with more than 40,000 passengers a day.
Holidaymakers took to Twitter to complain about the delays, with reports that on the busiest days less than a quarter of electronic gates were open. Experts say the fact that all of the ‘e-gates’ are currently positioned to face the sun is only adding to the problem, with The Home Office stating it is trying to resolve the issue, which it insisted is not affecting the border security.
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