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A number of countries in and outside of Europe have imposed transport restrictions on the UK.

Freight restrictions between France and Great Britain have now been in force for 48 hours since Sunday night which has led to significant delays and service cancellations on road freight services to and from the UK. The measures were put in place to help prevent the spread of the new the coronavirus mutation which is currently very prominent within the UK.

Due to the suspension of Eurotunnel, freight traffic between France and the UK, UPS Standard and DHL Economy Select road services have been suspended until further notice. TNT Economy services are still operational but experiencing delays of at least 5 days.

Negotiations to open up the borders are ongoing, with France looking to only accept hauliers into the country within 24 hours of receiving a negative coronavirus test result.

France borders reopen - 23 December 2020

An agreement has been reached between the UK and France, to open up the borders to those travelling for urgent reasons. French citizens, British citizens with French residency and hauliers will all be allowed to travel providing they have received a negative coronavirus test result within 72 hours before departure.

While services have resumed this morning, all road services into France continue to be suspended until the backlog is cleared, which is expected to take a few days.

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