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Sydney Airport Security Outage Stirs Chaos

A mass outage of several airport security machines – including passport e-security gates – has caused significant delays at Sydney and Melbourne International Airport.

Videos post to social media reflect queues from the custom area all the way back to check-in counters.

Australian Border Force has confirmed the delays, with the root cause still unclear, nor how many airports nationwide are affected.

Passengers are advised to arrive earlier than usual, with some asserting the standard two hours is not enough.

The news comes after several airlines cancelled flights over the weekend, citing wild weather at Sydney airport.

Back in April, several SmartGate passport control machines witnessed a nationwide outage, affecting in and outbound travellers.

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