France set to end ban on freight movement from UK with 'solid health protocol' in place in hours

France is expected to end a ban on freight movement from the UK as officials put in place a 'solid health protocol' in the next few hours.

The UK has been cut off from large parts of Europe – and some other areas of the world – as authorities imposed bans on passengers because of fears over the new coronavirus variant.

The most dramatic intervention came from France, whose ban also put a stop to hauliers crossing the English Channel with their cargo.

It's caused a huge backlog of lorries heading for the channel ports, while concerns have been raised over food and goods shortages in the coming days.

Now, French transport minister Jean-Baptiste Djebbari has said a protocol is to be adopted at a European Union-wide level “to ensure that movement from the UK can resume”.





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