"In some places, there will be very long queues and we have to communicate that to consumers", warned Charlotte Vere, assuring that the British government is in negotiations to guarantee that the country's ports and airports will be operating during Christmas.

According to the British publication Travel Weekly, the United Kingdom expects several strikes for this festival season, namely by border guards, as well as the union that represents British civil servants, the PCS – Public and Commercial Services Union.

Both the British border guards and civil servants are demanding 10% salary increases and have announced a strike, although without a defined date, indicating only that the strike may take place on Christmas or New Year's Eve, together with a strike from railway workers.

“No day for strikes has been declared so far and the government has mitigation measures in place”, added the British minister, during the Abta Travel Matters conference.