Meddling Brussels! Tough new EU border checks leave UK holidaymakers stranded ...

Airport chaosGETTYHolidaymakers have reported being stranded for up to four hours at European airports

Airlines are blaming a new EU regulation on passport checks for delaying thousands of flights.

The new rules, which started this summer, require each passenger from outside the Schengen area (covering most EU countries) to have their arrival and departure recorded.

Previously British passengers were often waved through with just a cursory glance at the passport.

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Passengers have taken to social media to warn of huge queues devastating holidays.

One traveller at Schiphol airport, Amsterdam, described it as a “disaster again today”, adding: “Schengen-passport control queue extends beyond E-gates 4hrs waiting time.”

Another in Malaga added: “I’ve been to many airports. Never have I had to stand in queue this long for passport control #appalling.”

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