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9th October 2019, 18:19

Intensified checks at the frontier cause queues of up to three hours

Pedestrians crossing into Gibraltar this morning had to wait for up to two or three hours due to intensified checks at the frontier.

There were also longer-than-normal queues for vehicles coming in, with delays of around an hour and a half.

Special officers of the Policia Nacional were checking all IDs and passports for those coming in, many of whom were cross-border workers and tourists.

A cross-border worker told GBC the officers were carrying out computer checks on all documentation, and that officers said this was a test being carried out ahead of Brexit.

GBC understands the Guardia Civil also closed the second incoming lane. The queues began at around 8.30 and stopped at around quarter past twelve.