France agrees to ease UK border restrictions

Rail and sea providers will resume this early morning (23 December). All folks travelling from the British isles into France will be needed to show proof of a unfavorable coronavirus check taken within just the past 72 hours.

The protocol agreed with the French federal government will be reviewed on 31 December, but could run until 6 January.

All lorry motorists, irrespective of nationality, will be needed to take a lateral circulation check in advance of crossing the border. This can detect the new strain of Covid-19 and deliver effects in all-around 30 minutes, relatively than the 24 hours needed following a PCR (polymerase chain response) check.

The French federal government will also have out sample screening on incoming freight to the UK.

Beneath the arrangement, admittance into France will only be granted to these travelling for urgent reasons – including hauliers – French citizens, and British citizens with French residency.