“Occasionally one comes up and somebody grabs it but frankly it’s not worth bothering with.”
Simon Calder said British tourists would have to wait for the 10 week period advised by the Passport Office.
He said: “As soon as you’re up to 10 weeks, which is two and a half months, that seems absurd anyway, then you can call the Passport Advice line, demand that you get fast-tracked.
“They could well offer you an appointment at a Passport Office.”
Simon said the advice line had been a “real disaster” for some people with long wait times for customers.