Tourists are expected to flock to France over the bank holiday weekend, causing the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office to warn of potential delays on Channel crossings.

Travel advice for France has been updated to say that high passenger volumes, and heightened security checks, could cause delays.

The government department has urged passengers to seek advice from their tour operators before travelling.

The update on the FCO’s travel advice for France page has been updated to say: “The weekend of May 27 will see high passenger numbers using cross Channel services. There’s a risk of delays, including because of security checks.

“You should check the website of your chosen operator before you set off. In the event of any disruption.”

The FCO has also issued a map of potential alternative routes for those looking to get to France.