Rage as Brits stuck in airport queue for 3h while EU travellers get preferential treatment | Travel News | Travel
British tourists had to wait up to three hours to get through passport control in countries like Spain, as e-gates are no longer available for Britons after Brexit.
British passengers have to get their passports inspected manually and stamped by police upon arrival.
Long queues have been seen at airports such as Majorca, Alicante and Malaga.
This is while passengers from the EU get “preferential treatment” with an “EU fast lane” and using e-gates, according to social media users who shared their experience.
Passengers also shared pictures of Malaga Airport on social media, where two separate passport queues can be spotted.
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One is sealed off with black tape and a union jack flag labelled for “all passengers”.
The other queue, enclosed with green tape, has an Irish tricolour and EU flag and is labelled for “EU citizens”.
One British passenger explained: “Four hours queue in Malaga airport for non-EU passport holders, meanwhile everyone else walking on.”
“Boycott European countries and head to Australia USA Mexico etc,” said Xiao Ric.
Another one, Joanne Louise, explained: “Having been fortunate to visit Spanish territories twice recently, yes, we have to wait in long queues and our European cousins do not but that is what you get with Brexit.
“As for rudeness and dirty looks, not really.”
Paul Cosh added: “Let’s face it, the majority of EU countries will make it as difficult as they can for us because we voted out.”