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15 Jul 2019 | 03:03 AM UTC

Australia: Technical malfunction at Sydney Airport (SYD) resolved July 15 /update 1

Australia News Alert

Security officials report resolution of technical malfunction at Sydney Airport (SYD) on July 15; residual congestion, delays expected

TIMEFRAME expected from 7/15/2019, 12:00 AM until 7/15/2019, 11:59 PM (Australia/Sydney). COUNTRY/REGION Australia, Melbourne Airport (MEL), Australia

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Event

The Australian Border Force (ABF) reported that a technical security malfunction that caused massive congestion and delays at Sydney Airport (SYD) had been resolved as of 11:30 (local time) on Monday, July 15. A glitch affected the passport control gates at SYD beginning around 09:30 and resulted in significant congestion, long lines, and delays. Similar, though less severe, disruptions were reported at Melbourne Airport (MEL). Residual disruptions and congestion is expected in the coming hours.

Context

A similar technical malfunction with passport control gates caused significant disruptions across the country in April.

Advice

Individuals flying through SYD, and other Australian airports in general, are advised to monitor the situation, allow additional time to process through airport security and immigration, anticipate residual congestion, long lines, and flight disruptions, and adhere to instructions issued by local authorities.

 

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